A Kill in the Morning Reviews
The A Kill in the Morning reviews are starting to come in and they’re almost entirely positive.
I’ll be reposting the most interesting endorsements, professional A Kill in the Morning reviews from the newspapers, magazines and the internet review sites, and customer reviews from Amazon, iTunes, and Goodreads here.
Stephen Baxter, author of multiple bestsellers including The Time Ships and The Long Earth (with Terry Pratchett), winner of literary awards including the Philip K Dick Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and nominee for the Arthur C Clarke Award, and the Hugo Award, sends this A Kill in the Morning review:
I’m delighted to get such a great endorsement from a legendary author and writing hero of mine.
A Kill in the Morning Reviews: SFX Magazine
SFX, Britain’s biggest sci-fi magazine, wrote a positive A Kill in the Morning review in its August 2014 edition:
A Kill in the Morning Reviews: North East Lifestyle
North East Lifestyle magazine wrote a glowing A Kill in the Morning review in its June 2014 edition:
A Kill in the Morning Reviews: Book Plank
The Book Plank wrote a detailed and very positive A Kill in the Morning review, particularly complimenting the atmosphere and the characters. Note though that the review contains major spoilers. Later Book Plank made A Kill in the Morning one of their top five debuts of the year.
A Kill in the Morning Reviews: Alternate History Weekly Update
Alternate History Weekly Update wrote a positive A Kill in the Morning review from the perspective of an alternate history fan. This review also contains major spoilers.
A Kill in the Morning Reviews: Love Reading
LoveReading gave a positive A Kill in the Morning review.
A Kill in the Morning Reviews: Bookbag
The Bookbag’s A Kill in the Morning Review was very positive, giving the novel 4 stars and praising the alternate history scenario and the novels’ entertainment value.
Terry Irving, author of Courier, wrote a very positive A Kill in the Morning review, praising the scenario, the characters, the action and the plot… everything except the cover, which he hated for some reason. Still, I guess that’s better than liking the cover and hating the novel!
Sarah Jasmon wrote an interesting A Kill in the Morning review, comparing it to Laurent Binet’s HHhH, as “A Kill is the Morning is storytelling with a strong historical framework. HHhH is is history with a strong belt of storytelling”. She described A Kill in the Morning itself as:
A Kill in the Morning Reviews: You Write On
A Kill in the Morning won the Book of the Year award on the competitive writing website You Write On. The review particularly mentioned one of the main female characters, Kitty, and the way she gives the novel heart.
A Kill in the Morning Reviews: MA in Creative Writing
An early draft of A Kill in the Morning received a Creative Writing MA with Distinction from Manchester Metropolitan University. The MA examiner’s A Kill in the Morning review concluded:
The Amazon reviews of A Kill in the Morning are very good too. Here’s a few:
This book has it all: thrills, intrigue, and some unexpectedly moving moments.
I was completely absorbed in the alternate world and couldn’t put the thing down by the second half.
The real star of the show is the villain who is the most engaging character in the book by a long way and a truly evil genius, and naturally completely insane. He certainly gives Blofeld a run for his money in the villain stakes. His rants are fantastic.
A Kill in the Morning feels like the fifth or sixth offering from an established thriller master, like Nesbo or Deighton, not a début. The writing is on point, and the author has mastered the X-factor that makes an unputdownable thriller.
I love this book and I cannot wait to read more from this author.
Great characters and villains, great and exciting action sequences. I am a total convert. I hope we hear some more from Mr Shimmin soon.
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