Why Killer Intent should be your next book for the commute

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Susan Devaney
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Join us (and The Zoe Ball Book Club) as we tackle the 10 best books of summer 2018…

Are you on the look out for your next can’t-put-it-down thriller? Well, look no further, as Stylist has teamed up with The Zoe Ball Book Club (part of the Sunday edition of her weekend show Zoe Ball on Saturday and Zoe Ball on Sunday) in a bid to track down the best books of summer 2018.

Speaking about the project, Ball says: “I adore reading so I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a book club back to TV. I’m so excited to read all the brilliant titles on our list, and can’t wait to chat about each and every one of them with my wonderful guests and hear what viewers across the country think too – we’ll have a wide range of books that should hopefully encourage everyone to try something new! Thanks to our esteemed panel we can be sure they are splendid reads.”

The reading picks, chosen by Amanda Ross, the guru behind the original Richard & Judy Book Club, and a team of crack book-experts, are seriously diverse – and the next one on the list is a great thriller. 

Written by Tony Kent, Killer Intent is a thrilling read from start to finish, making the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon spent basking in the summer sun this August.

Here’s what Stylist’s resident bookworm, Francesca Brown, had to say about it:

“Want a gripping, OTT thriller with a smattering of politics? Kent has written the book for you. This is one of those brilliant gobble-up holiday books that should come free with every suitcase.

“Uniting everything from hired killers, establishment plots, unexpected deaths and brutal action, Kent has utilised his past as a boxer and a barrister to create a high-octane read that’s normally associated with the likes of Harlen Coben and John Grisham. Yes, you might find yourself shouting at the page about whodunnit and how but that’s the fun of it – Kent has created a tale that has a rollicking opener and the pace doesn’t let up throughout.

“Juggling the stories of three characters: Joe Dempsey, a military intelligence officer on the trail of a political assassin; Sarah Truman, a CNN reporter who smartly gets to the heart of a conspiracy; and Michael Devlin, a Belfast-born criminal barrister with underground connections, you’ll read it in a few hours and totally enjoy the ride. There’s no way it’s not coming to a TV near you…”

The Zoe Ball Book Club, in association with Specsavers, from 17 June on Zoe Ball on Sunday for 10 weeks.

Zoe Ball on Saturday and Zoe Ball on Sunday (ZBoS) is on ITV at 8.30am every weekend, or catch-up on ITV Player.

Images: Courtesy of publisher / Instagram