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To Kill a Man

To Kill a Man

‘Ingenious plot twists and insights into political campaigning, the Me Too movement and the darker side of the internet…this [is a] topical and thought-provoking thriller‘ The Times

A woman is brutally assaulted in her own home by an intruder. She defends herself — leaving her attacker dead.

But this is no ordinary woman. She’s Natasha Winthrop, tipped as a future president of the United States.

When inconsistencies emerge in Winthrop’s story, political troubleshooter Maggie Costello is drafted in to save Natasha’s career. At first, Winthrop is hailed as a #MeToo heroine: the woman who fought back. But Maggie is soon forced to confront more troubling questions about what really happened that night. Did Natasha secretly know her attacker? Is there a link to similar attacks, in America and around the world?

Who is Natasha Winthrop — and what is she capable of?

A cat-and-mouse thriller of rare intelligence, To Kill a Man is the latest from number-one bestseller Sam Bourne — a twisting, timely story of power, justice and revenge.

Praise for To Kill a Man:

‘Completely gripping and original. Sam Bourne puts female anger, vengeance and power at the centre of this, his latest and to my mind most exciting novel, to thrillingly cathartic effect’ Hadley Freeman

‘A compulsive, zeitgeisty tale of gender politics and social-media manipulation. The perfect post-#MeToo thriller — I gobbled it up’ Louise Candlish


(P)2020 Quercus Editions Limited

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 12th March 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781787474932

Reviews

A Day of the Jackal for these dizzying times
Ian Rankin
In To Kill the Truth, Maggie Costello rivetingly tackles a cabal of Holocaust and slavery deniers, whose aim is nothing less than to destroy memory
Sunday Times
Urgently topical
The Times
A propulsive plot and an appealing heroine . . . The premise is both intriguing and, in the current climate of post-truth, fake news and sour populism, grimly topical
Guardian
Read this book
Jeffrey Archer
Chilling . . . You think today's news is nightmarish enough? Sam Bourne's provocative thriller imagines things getting much, much worse
Mail on Sunday
A dazzling thriller
Charles Cumming, author of The Man Between
Bourne's writing is chillingly plausible... Read it while it's still fiction
James Swallow, author of Nomad and Exile
House of Cards mixed with Homeland
Eli Attie, Writer/Producer, The West Wing
A barnstorming read
Raymond Khoury, author of The End Game
Brilliantly convincing
David Hare
A gripping thriller and a prescient warning
Sunday Times
Pacy, engaging and morally serious
Guardian