Ascension Day

The most exciting death-row thriller since The Shawshank Redemption! Perfect for fans of John Grisham, Jo Nesbo, Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben…

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Sometimes death is the only option…

With only 47 days left until Larry Durrant’s execution, lawyer Jac McElroy is determined to save his client’s life.

There are only three small problems: the evidence against Durrant is overwhelming, he’s made a full confession, and he wants to die…

But Jac’s hungry to make his mark and he knows something isn’t right about Larry Durrant’s murder conviction.

Trouble is, everyone thinks Larry’s guilty, and Jac soon discovers that someone doesn’t want anyone — especially a lawyer — digging around this case.

And it’s clear they’ll stop at nothing to make sure Larry’s execution goes ahead on schedule.

Is Jac prepared to risk his career, his reputation and his life to save a man who, by his own admission, is a murderer…?

Part legal thriller and part murder mystery Ascension Day by John Matthews is an epic death row crime novel with a lawyer turned private investigator caught in a desperate race against time.

'Move over Grisham, your reign is over! Strong, believable characters and a plot that grips from page one and won't let go, twisting and turning its way towards a nail-biting climax - they don't come much better than this. One of the best and most memorable thrillers I've read in years. A winner all the way'
– Mystery Readers International
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