Any Time Now

Piraco Town Books
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England, 2005. Kate Chapman is living alone after the life she expected to live was cruelly snatched away from her. When Joe crashes into her life she thinks perhaps she might start to live again. But Joe is far more than he seems.

Keith Darnell, the head of a military division at the Scholman Research Centre, is investigating a mysterious power loss that occurred a year ago. The blackout affected an area with a two hundred mile radius. Now there are signs that it might be happening again.

The events that follow lead Kate and Joe into the beginnings of a possible romance, but also into mystery and danger. Darnell realises they are at the centre of his investigation. And he is not the only one hunting Joe.

Everything changes for Kate on a night when the sky lights up like nothing ever seen before. And once Kate knows the truth about Joe, it opens up other possibilities. The thing she wants most in the world, the person she thought was irretrievably lost to her, might not be beyond her reach after all.

She asks Joe to unravel the events of the past. But how can he, when he knows the past can never be changed? The final resolution will depend on split second timing, when certain death is moments away and time is running out.
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About the author

CHRIS BUTLER is the author of ANY TIME NOW and the novella THE FLIGHT OF THE RAVENS, which was shortlisted for the BSFA Short Story Award. His stories have appeared in The Best British Fantasy 2014, Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, and Interzone.
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Piraco Town Books
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Published on
Jun 1, 2015
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Pages
210
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
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This content is DRM free.
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