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In the Blink of an Eye

Jo Callaghan

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Simon & Schuster
20 March 2024
In the UK, someone is reported missing every 90 seconds.

Just gone. Vanished. In the blink of an eye. 

DCS Kat Frank knows all about loss. A widowed single mother, Kat is a cop who trusts her instincts. Picked to lead a pilot programme that has her paired with AIDE (Artificially Intelligent Detective Entity) Lock, Kat's instincts come up against Lock's logic. But when the two missing person's cold cases they are reviewing suddenly become active, Lock is the only one who can help Kat when the case gets personal. 

AI versus human experience. 

Logic versus instinct.

With lives on the line can the pair work together before someone else becomes another statistic? 

In the Blink of an Eye is a dazzling debut from an exciting new voice and asks us what we think it means to be human. 

‘I started reading this morning and ten hours later I’ve finished it! It’s so, SO good – really properly compelling, impossible to put down – I was desperate for the solution to the mystery – but so human and moving and massively thought-provoking on what makes us human’ Laura Marshall

‘Completely different and utterly brilliant’ Amanda Reynolds

‘SO good. A really clever twist on the police procedural that asks big questions about instinct, bias, and what it means to be human while also delivering a cracker of a plot. Loved it’ Phoebe Locke

 

‘It’s phenomenal . . . Perfect blend of police procedural and techno thriller and kept me guessing right to the end!’ Steph Broadribb

'It's so much more than a dystopian police procedural and asks questions about who we are and what it means to be human. Brilliant' Nikki Smith

'Thrilling, thought-provoking and cinematic — a slam dunk for movie/TV adaptation' Alexandra Sokoloff, author of the Huntress Moon thrillers

‘Fabulous! A rare crime novel truly as much about character as it is about plot…cried at the ending…huge potential series exploring the human AI connection. Loved'  Lindsay Galvin

'I tore through this one in a day. One of the best new crime partnerships to emerge in fiction' Simon Bewick, Bay Tales Festival, Virtual Noir at the Bar

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Imprint:   Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm, 
ISBN:   9781398511194
ISBN 10:   1398511196
Pages:   432
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jo Callaghan works full time as a senior strategist, carrying out research into the future impact of AI and genomics on the workforce. She was a student of the Writers’ Academy Course (Penguin Random House) and was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Writing Competition and Bath Novel Competition. After losing her husband to cancer in 2019 when she was just forty-nine, she started writing In the Blink of an Eye, her debut crime novel, which explores learning to live with loss and what it means to be human. She lives with her two children in the Midlands, where she spends far too much time tweeting as @JoCallaghanKat and is currently working on further novels in the series.   

Reviews for In the Blink of an Eye

'I started reading this morning and ten hours later I've finished it! It's so, SO good - really properly compelling, impossible to put down - I was desperate for the solution to the mystery - but so human and moving and massively thought-provoking on what makes us human' -- Laura Marshall 'Completely different and utterly brilliant' -- Amanda Reynolds, author of Close to Me, now a major six part C4 drama series 'SO good. A really clever twist on the police procedural that asks big questions about instinct, bias, and what it means to be human while also delivering a cracker of a plot. Loved it' -- Phoebe Locke, author of The Tall Man and The July Girls 'It's phenomenal . . . Perfect blend of police procedural and techno thriller and kept me guessing right to the end!' -- Steph Broadribb, , author of The Retired Detective Series 'It's so much more than a dystopian police procedural and asks questions about who we are and what it means to be human. Brilliant' -- Nikki Smith 'Thrilling, thought-provoking and cinematic - a slam dunk for movie/TV adaptation' -- Alexandra Sokoloff, author of the Huntress Moon thrillers 'Fabulous! A rare crime novel truly as much about character as it is about plot...cried at the ending...huge potential series exploring the human AI connection. Loved' -- Lindsay Galvin 'I tore through this one in a day. One of the best new crime partnerships to emerge in fiction' -- Simon Bewick, Bay Tales Festival, Virtual Noir at the Bar An absolute cracker of a thriller. Such an original concept and so brilliantly executed, but also a story to make you think, and one that throws up unexpected questions about life, grief, loss, and the human mind . . . If you love a police procedural, you'll adore this. If you like a book to make you think a little more deeply, you will also love this. As someone who is a fan of both, I can't recommend it enough -- Joanna Cannon


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