The Last Day: The Sunday Times bestseller
'A beautifully realised and thought-provoking thriller' THE TIMES
' A brilliant near-future thriller and a really cracking read' RICHARD OSMAN
'Reminiscent of Robert Harris's high-concept conspiracy thrillers' FINANCIAL TIMES
A WORLD HALF IN DARKNESS. A SECRET SHE MUST BRING TO LIGHT.
2059. The world has stopped turning.
One half suffers an endless frozen night; the other, nothing but burning sun.
Only in a slim twilit region between them can life survive.
In an isolationist Britain clinging on in the twilight zone, scientist Ellen Hopper receives a letter from a dying man. It contains a powerful and dangerous secret.
One that those in power will kill to conceal...
THE LAST DAY: an utterly original thriller from an exciting new voice, perfect for readers who loved Robert Harris' Fatherland , Emily St. John Mandel's Station 11 , and The Wall by John Lanchester.
'Wonderful: boldly imagined and beautifully written - the best future-shock thriller for years .'
' A tantalizing, suspenseful odyssey of frustration, deceit, treachery, torture, hope, despair and ingenious sleuthing... Murray has so thoroughly thought through the ramifications of his conceit and conjured up such a dramatic plot and stellar cast of characters that he might have set a new standard for such tales.'
' A stunningly original thriller set in the world of tomorrow that will make you think about what's happening today.'
' A taut, thrilling runaround. '
'I read this hungrily ... Its intelligence and bravura characterisation will have you turning page after page. A fabulous achievement .'
'A brilliant debut ... Fans of Robert Harris will love it '
' To say it's gripping is an understatement - I cancelled all my weekend plans to finish it'
'In his fascinating debut, Murray has crafted something original ... an interesting new twist on a post-apocalyptic tale. '
' Downright impossible to stop reading. The science is believable, the near-future world feels as real as our own, the characters are lively, and the plot is suspenseful. A near-perfect alternate-future thriller. '
'Dark, believable and brilliantly written '
'A thrilling page-turner, and a reminder to treasure our sunsets and sunrises while we still have them. I couldn't put this book down! '
CHRISTINA DALCHER, author of VOX
'I loved the premise of this high-concept thriller ... a compelling read with some well-placed observations on the darkness of human nature and survival. The Last Day will keep you gripped to the very last page'
'Inventive, richly detailed world-building'
'Intriguing and unusual'
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