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11:59 by [Williams, David]
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"11:59" is billed as a suspense thriller and fits that billing with early hints with its hooks and hints at where the plot is going. I am excited to see which branch of many it will extend on or where the many roads with merge.

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Suspense novels are not usually my preferred genre (just not my usual cup of tea, or should I say 'not my usual cuppa'?), but if I picked this novel up in a store and read this excerpt, I would definitely buy the novel in order to read further. The mystery elements so far are very interesting, but what is really driving my interest is the rock solid writing and good characterization. The prose style is particularly pleasant to read, and I can't rave enough about the non-American colloquialisms - don't let anyone tell you to take them out. I can't see why this wouldn't advance to the final levels - this sort of professional writing is something to be proud of.

Product Details

  • File Size: 859 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (August 3, 2010)
  • Publication Date: August 3, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003Y8XO30
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,283,463 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11:59 / B003CV7TIK

Marc Niven is a radio host, working the switchboard at nights, providing clever banter and well-practiced camaraderie to the airways and his nightly callers, and flirting with the women who work the switchboards with him. One night, just before midnight on Valentine's Day, a strange caller rings in to wish happy Valentines to his beloved wife...soon to be his widow. A distracted and harried Marc fails to notice the dark implications of that call, and - much later in the evening - he witness what appears to be a kidnapping, but is too tired, and a bit too sloshed to do much more than watch and remember.

What sets this excerpt apart is the superb characterization, tight writing, and truly delightful sense of setting. Marc is not the easiest person for the reader to like - his dogged flirting with his staff and hints of a somewhat self-absorbed personality would normally put me off, but this characterization is done so vividly and with such a careful touch, that the reader cannot help but warm to Marc. The pacing is fantastic, with detailed characterization, careful foreshadowing, and intense action occuring in the space of only a few pages, and yet at such an even pace that the reader can keep up easily without feeling either bored or rushed.

Were the full version of this novel to be published, I would definitely buy it now. To the author - if you do publish this work, I would be most grateful if you would let me know.

~ Ana Mardoll
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Writers are always being advised to start with the story running, and to bring readers into a world that is new to them. In 11:59, David Williams does both. We feel as though we've wandered accidentally into the radio station where Marc Niven hosts a talk show--and he fills us in from time to time with his first person account. We meet Marni, who fields the calls at the station, and through their interactions we see the possibility of a developing relationship. Most fascinating of all are the calls that come in on this Valentine's Day. One in particular catches the reader's attention--a man who calls in to send his love to his widow. While the reader expects Marc to jump on the call, he's distracted and moves on. The reader waits--even through Marc's recollection of a past call where he helped save a man from jumping off a bridge...But nothing, and as we hold our breath, a regular caller (possible stalker), appears in the flesh--(I'll add here my only criticism. I don't think many people will like your description of him: "special needs look about him and sounds, frankly, a shade retarded." There must be another way to get your point across without offending). Things get even crazier, and I for one would really like to know what happens. In short, a riveting beginning.

I also have to add that there are plenty of humorous touches and Marc is someone we think of as a regular guy. He likes to do the right thing--if it's convenient for him.

I enjoyed this read!
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Wow! This was a great read! Marc, a late-night radio talk show host, takes a strange call on Valentine's Day night just before midnight. The caller wants to wish a Happy Valentine's Day to his widow. Distractions prevent Marc from paying attention and the call is ignored. Later that evening, Marc witnesses what he thinks is a kidnapping but he is just too exhausted and a bit drunk to do anything about it.

From here, the action is non-stop. Marc is thrown into a series of mysterious events which he tries, sometimes reluctantly, to solve. The supporting characters are wonderful, loveable and well-developed. I felt as if I were watching a dark, tense mystery movie unfold as I read this book. The action is intense and well-paced and kept me rivited to the story. There were enough twists and turns to keep me guessing! And I loved the UK setting with the local color and language.

This is a top notch mystery. I highly recommend it to all mystery lovers!
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I got this for free. I wouldn't, probabaly, have read it if it weren't free, and for that I have to give Amazon props. That having been said:

This is a wonderful, often lyrical thriller. The plot is sufficiently twisty to pull you in. The characters are well-drawn and engaging. You'll care about these people.

And when you think it's ended, it comes back for more.

I can't believe I got this wonderful book for free. Whatever you paid, it's a bargain. I will look for other works by this author!
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In just the first few pages I was hooked - I only meant to look it over a bit, but before I knew it I'd made the dive in. I formed an immediate like for the main character, a radio talk show host who accidently ignores just one word from his caller, causing his world to spiral in a million different directions.

Marc is a cool guy with a heart who just happens to have misbehaved of late and caused his personal life some trouble. Now, this caller, slips the word 'widow' into his call and all hell breaks loose in his professional life too. He wants to fix it, not for himself but for the poor bloke he let slip by. He intends only to find out if the guy is okay...but ends up involved in a dark and dangerous world of pimps, sex trafficing, and terrorism.

It's one thing after another for poor Marc - for he only intends to do the "right" thing which just gets him in deeper and deeper. Luckily he has unasked-for help arriving on the scene. First, an avid fan of the show, Oliver, a kid who's a little wacky, a little different, bur most certainly devoted. Second, his true life love, Sam whom he had badly wronged but who is back to make amends.

Really most impressive was how 'on track' the author kept the reader. All of the thought processes that went into Marc's adventures were perfectly drawn out so that there was not one time that I could not make sense of his actions (even if they weren't always very bright!). There was a lot involved in this story & it could easily have gotten very confusing. Great writing, GREAT character development & truly likeable (however wonderfully imperfect they may be!) main characters.

Truly enjoyable read!
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