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978-1398511163

In the Blink of an Eye

In the Blink of an Eye

by Jo Callaghan

Publisher Simon & Schuster

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'THE MOST ORIGINAL CRIME NOVEL YOU'LL READ THIS YEAR' CLARE MACKINTOSH
THIS HAS TO BE A STRONG CONTENDER FOR CRIME DEBUT OF THE YEAR T. M. LOGAN

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.

This has to be a strong contender for crime debut of the year sharp, perceptive writing and a brilliant new take on the detective duo T. M. LOGAN

A fresh and intriguing detective double act I fell hard for all-too-human Kat and her AI colleague Lock . . . a riveting cold case mystery told with compassion and verve LOUISE CANDLISH

Everything you could hope for in a thriller: heartbreaking, intelligent, deftly plotted and so original FIONA CUMMINS

Jo Callaghan makes her entry into the crowded police procedural genre with a fresh take on the buddy-buddy cop trope. In the Blink of an Eye predicts the near future when police officers and their AI counterparts will work hand-in-holographic-hand. The human-AI interactions between the lead protagonists as they pursue their quarry are illuminating and, at times, hilarious. Provocative and compelling. A TV series seems a certainty VASEEM KHAN

'In the Blink of an Eye is fresh, innovative and very very clever. Flawlessly paced, plotted and researched, its laugh out loud, heart-achingly sad and doesnt have a dull moment. I raced through it. Simply sensational' M. W. CRAVEN

The kind of fresh and fearless debut I just adore. Wildly original, heartfelt, funny, and properly thrilling. Take a bow, Jo Callaghan' CHRIS WHITAKER

I started reading this morning and ten hours later Ive finished it! Its 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

'A standout debut with a unique and thrilling take on the detective novel. Engaging, exciting and superbly readable. I loved it' SARAH HILARY

In the Blink of An Eye captured me from the first page and kept me enthralled until the last. Jo Callaghan shakes up the police procedural with a truly original premise that is both compelling and filled with heart. Highly recommended OLIVIA KIERNAN

Completely different and utterly brilliant AMANDA REYNOLDS

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About the Author

Jo Callaghan

Jo Callaghan works fulltime as a senior strategist, where she has carried 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), was long listed for the Myslexia 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. Published to critical-acclaim, it selected by Val McDermid for her New Blood panel of the best debuts of 2023 and for BBC Two’s Between the Covers Book Club. TV rights were sold in a major acquisition.

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