Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick is a British thriller/crime writer now living in Oxfordshire with his two daughters Amy and Rachel. Kernick attended Gillotts School, a comprehensive in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Whilst he was a student his jobs included fruit-picker and Christmas-tree uprooter. He graduated from Brighton Polytechnic in 1991 with a degree in humanities.
Kernick had a passion for crime fiction writing from a young age and produced many short stories during his time at polytechnic. After graduating Kernick joined MMT Computing in London in early 1992, where a relative was the Chairman and Managing Director. He left the company after four years in the hope of trying to secure a publishing deal. Despite interest from a number of publishers Kernick was unable to secure a deal, so he joined the sales force of the specialist IT and Business Consultancy Metaskil plc in Aldermaston, Berkshire in 1998 where he remained until he secured his first book deal The Business of Dying in September 2001.
His novel Relentless was recommended on Richard & Judy's Summer book club 2007. It was the 8th best-selling paperback, and the best-selling thriller in the UK in the same year.
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"Simon Kernick is an absolute master of the adrenaline-fuelled ride" - PETER JAMES

The new high-octane thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick
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Alastair Sheridan has it all. Wealth, good looks, a beautiful wife and children and, in the chaotic world of British politics, a real chance of becoming Prime Minister.

But Alastair also has a secret. He’s a serial killer with a taste for young women.

Only a handful of people know what kind of monster he is, and disgraced detective Ray Mason is one of them.

Awaiting trial for murder, Ray is unexpectedly broken free by armed men and given an offer: assassinate Alastair Sheridan and begin a new life abroad with a new identity. The men claim to be from MI6. They say that Sheridan is a threat to national security and needs to be neutralised. Ray knows they are not who they say they are, and that their real motives are far darker.

The only person Ray trusts is ex-cop and former lover Tina Boyd, who’s keen to settle her own scores with Sheridan.

With enemies on every side, only one thing is certain.

No one wants them to get out alive.
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"Simon Kernick is one of the most reliable purveyors of the edge-of-your-seat thriller... a more powerful adrenaline rush than an EpiPen" - JAKE KERRIDGE, SUNDAY EXPRESS

"An emotionally punchy domestic noir blended with the pace and action of a high-octane thriller, WE CAN SEE YOU will keep you breathlessly on the edge of your seat, wondering which character you can trust, if any at all, until the final brilliant twist! A #WTFthatending indeed!" - SARAH PINBOROUGH, author of BEHIND HER EYES and CROSS HER HEART

"A pacy thriller, with a body count that rises along with the tension levels" – SUNDAY MIRROR

"Simon Kernick manages to ring fresh changes (and revelations) at every point... He remains one of the most consistently suspenseful and ingenious writers in the field" – FINANCIAL TIMES

"Thriller-meister Simon Kernick’s standalone books are always worth picking up – and his latest is no exception" – SUNDAY SPORT

'Hang on tight!' - Harlan Coben

A NEW TWIST TO A DECADES OLD MYSTERY


1990
A young woman goes missing while backpacking in Thailand.

She is never seen again.

2016
Her bones are discovered 6000 miles away in an English field and, within hours, the boyfriend who reported her disappearance all those years ago is dead.

So begins a hunt to solve her murder that will take DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe...

Praise for The Bone Field

'Hang on tight!' Harlan Coben

‘breathless’ - Sunday Times

‘An addictive thriller full of gritty details and fast frenetic action.’ - Sunday Mirror

‘High Energy, action packed reading that’ll keep your heart rate high and your attention glued to the pages ... To be able to maintain such a high level of action and suspense is a real skill and Simon Kernick is a master of the thriller.’ - Damp Pebbles

'A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! [A] powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. - Love Reading

‘The Bone Field is one of those intriguing novels that surreptitiously gets under your skin.’ - Jaffa Reads Too

'An adrenaline rush of a read' - My Chestnut Reading Tree

[A] heart pounding, blood pressure raising thriller ... Gird your loins for a fast paced read, full of thrills, spills and unrelenting action - Raven Crime Reads

9/10. When it comes to a white knuckle action ride nobody does it better - Peterborough Telegraph

Judging by the pace, the twists and the turns that energise The Bone Field, it could be a series well worth following - Shots eZine

The only thing that bothers me about that is the long wait until the next book in The Bone Field - Off-The-Shelf Books

"Witty, scary, fast-moving and outrageous" - MARCEL BERLIN, THE TIMES

"Simon Kernick is one of the most reliable purveyors of the edge-of-your-seat thriller... a more powerful adrenaline rush than an EpiPen" - JAKE KERRIDGE, SUNDAY EXPRESS

WE HAVE YOUR DAUGHTER.
WE KNOW YOUR SECRETS.
WE CAN SEE YOU.

The new high-octane thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick
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You have it all. Success, a beautiful home, a happy family.

Until, in a heartbeat, it's gone.

We've kidnapped your daughter, and we know everything about you. Including the dark secrets from your past you thought were forgotten.

We tell you not to contact the police – and that we’ll know if you do. Because we can see you.

And now you know this is no ordinary abduction. It’s worse. Within hours you’re on the run, with only one thought in your head:

That you will stop at nothing to get your daughter back.

Even murder...
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"Simon Kernick is an absolute master of the adrenaline-fuelled ride" - PETER JAMES

"An emotionally punchy domestic noir blended with the pace and action of a high-octane thriller, WE CAN SEE YOU will keep you breathlessly on the edge of your seat, wondering which character you can trust, if any at all, until the final brilliant twist! A #WTFthatending indeed!" - SARAH PINBOROUGH, author of BEHIND HER EYES and CROSS HER HEART

"A pacy thriller, with a body count that rises along with the tension levels" – SUNDAY MIRROR

"Simon Kernick manages to ring fresh changes (and revelations) at every point... He remains one of the most consistently suspenseful and ingenious writers in the field" – CRIME TIME

"Thriller-meister Simon Kernick’s standalone books are always worth picking up – and his latest is no exception" – SUNDAY SPORT

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