“ The action bowls along exhilaratingly, with plenty of twists and hair-raisingly topical material… The upshot is the kind of big foot-to-the-floor read ”
“ What impresses about Girl on Fire is Tony Parsons’s almost old-fashioned mastery of storytelling. Moreover, he raises real issues of today and accompanies them with intelligent debate ... remarkably moving ”
Marcel Berlins, The Times
“ Parson weaves a yarn that stands up to the best in the Crime Thriller genre ”
The Humpo Show blog
“ Parson's latest novel is a master class on building a world, developing a plot and how to write a sequel.… An incredibly well written book... ”
The Bookbag Blog
“ If there were any doubts before, then this powerful novel will confirm that Tony Parsons sits in his rightful position among the top echelon of contemporary British writers. ”
“ A phenomenal read that I will happily shout about from the rooftops for the foreseeable future. ”
“ Girl On Fire is a hard-hitting story that… create[s] a realistic and suspenseful work of fiction. ”
The Humpo Show Blog
“ A thrilling roller-coaster ride full of tension and suspense, jam packed with the very best of gritty crime action. ”
Books Beyond the Story Blog
I woke up and the world was gone.
All was silent, all was black, the darkness so complete that it was as if all light had been drained from the world.
The dust was everywhere. The air was thick with it – hot and filthy, the dust of a freshly dug grave. And a strange rain was falling – a rain made of rocks and stones, the fragments and remains of smashed and broken things that I could not name. The destruction was every where, in my eyes, my mouth, my nose and the back of my throat.
I was flat on my back and suddenly the devastation was choking me.
I pushed myself up, coughing up the strange dust, feeling it on my hands and my face.
I stared into the pitch-black silence and felt a stab of pure terror because for the first time I was aware of the heat. There was a great fire nearby. I looked around and suddenly I saw it, blazing and flaring, the only light in the darkness. The heat increased. The fire was getting closer.
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