• In The Blink of An Eye
  • In The Blink of An Eye
  • In The Blink of An Eye
  • In The Blink of An Eye
  • In The Blink of An Eye
  • In The Blink of An Eye
  • In The Blink of An Eye
  • In The Blink of An Eye

In The Blink of An Eye

Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 04/01/2024
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In The Blink of An Eye
Exciting new author
I have to admit that Jo Callaghan had me fooled with this story. Halfway through, I was convinced I knew who the criminal was, however I was wrong and this... READ MORE
Amanda Copperwaite
In The Blink of An Eye
Truly Original
Surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I’m fascinated with AI, so had to read it. I really liked the separation of plot lines, it would have been too easy t... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
In The Blink of An Eye
Great fun!
Thoroughly enjoyed this! A compelling plot and some really well-written human characters. The AI aspect was interesting too and also provided a little humo... READ MORE
Joe at Doncaster
In The Blink of An Eye
A modern twist to a crime novel, just brilliant!
Well what a debut this is! I have to be honest I wasn’t sure if I would like this at first. I am a huge thriller reader and with the element of AI being br... READ MORE
Emma at Blackburn
In The Blink of An Eye
Pacy and human.
I didn't set out to read this, and actually didn't massively enjoy the first twenty pages, but so glad I stuck with it. Yes, I worked out the reveal, but ... READ MORE
Fleur (Children's bookseller Bath)
In The Blink of An Eye
One of the best crime novels I’ve read in ages!
I admit, I’m not the biggest fan of the crime genre, but I picked this up after it was announced as Thriller of The Month, and I’m so pleased that I did! ... READ MORE
Megan MM
In The Blink of An Eye
Page turner with eerie undertones
The tension and frustration between human intuition and machine logic with a sprinkle of humour and wit were exactly my cup of crime thriller tea. The prem... READ MORE
Marley Van Esbroeck


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. 

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781398511194
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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In The Blink of An Eye
Kat Frank has been on compassionate leave for a while. Widowed & a single mother she is ready to start work again. Breaking her in gently she is going to b... READ MORE
Maggie Macdonald
In The Blink of An Eye
AI told you so!
An excellent 'what-if' police procedural about the potential of advanced AI in investigative work, focussing on a complex missing person case, while also t... READ MORE
Chris Bedford
In The Blink of An Eye
Amazing read. Compelling
My favourite reading genre is police procedural and my least favourite is sci-fi so what could possibly go wrong when you add the two together. In this cas... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley
In The Blink of An Eye
Original detective thriller with an AI twist
Think Linda La Plante's Jane Tennison partnered with Star Trek's Data in this fast-paced detective mystery. DCS Kat Frank heads up a cold case pilot to inv... READ MORE
Sally Hughes
In The Blink of An Eye
Interesting Concept
Was persuaded to buy this book by a member of Waterstones staff. So glad I did. It was an interesting story and by the end of the book I had grown to like ... READ MORE
Clare Quinn
In The Blink of An Eye
Reminded me a bit of Isssac Asimov’s book series about a human detective having to work with a Robot detective - some of the robot/AI interactions are simi... READ MORE
Ian Chidwick
In The Blink of An Eye
Original and brilliant
As an avid crime novel reader for over 40 years I approached reading this book with some apprehension, wondering how AI could be the mainstay of a crime n... READ MORE
James Parkinson
In The Blink of An Eye
A must read!
Wow what a way to start the year
In The Blink of An Eye
In the blink of an eye
Going back to work after the death of a loved one is one of the hardest decisions, often leading you into new directions so when DCS Kat Frank returns afte... READ MORE
In The Blink of An Eye
Brilliant could not put down
This book fascinated my interest in AI. It scared me, it intrigued me. It horrified me because I do believe it is happening. From my love of Terminator J... READ MORE
Kath Ledward
In The Blink of An Eye
An intriguing read!
What a clever” who done it “ this book turned out to be. The use of AI to assist police investigation is widely accepted but this author takes it one step... READ MORE
Gill Moore
In The Blink of An Eye
Exciting, original and addictive
I’m a sucker for a crime series and In the Blink of an Eye is the first book in a crime series like nothing you’ve read before. DCS Kat Frank is picked ... READ MORE
Emma Alvey
In The Blink of An Eye
Laudable subject material but feel unsatisfying at times.
This caught my attention because of the inclusion of an artificially-intelligent character, which felt like unusual and potentially exciting territory for ... READ MORE
In The Blink of An Eye
I am certainly not a professional when it comes to book reviews, but I could not put this book down. An absolute page-turner. Traditional Cop is working wi... READ MORE
Vince Eveleigh