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The Distance - A Thriller

Helen Giltrow

A dark, ultra-contemporary, and relentlessly paced debut thriller about a London society woman trying to put her secret criminal past behind her, and the hit man who comes to her with an impossible job she can't refuse. Charlotte Alton is an elegant socialite. But behind the locked doors of her sleek, high-security apartment in London's Docklands, she becomes Karla. Karla's business is information. Specifically, making it disappear. She's the unseen figure who, for a commanding price, will cover a criminal's tracks. A perfectionist, she's only made one slip in her career-several years ago she revealed her face to a man named Simon Johanssen, an ex-special forces sniper turned killer-for-hire. After a mob hit went horrifically wrong, Johanssen needed to disappear, and Karla helped him. He became a regular client, and then, one day, she stepped out of the shadows for reasons unclear to even herself. Now, after a long absence, Johanssen has resurfaced with a job, and he needs Karla's help again. The job is to take out an inmate-a woman-inside an experimental prison colony. But there's no record the target ever existed. That's not the only problem: the criminal boss from whom Johanssen has been hiding is incarcerated there. That doesn't stop him. It's Karla's job to get him out alive, and to do that she must uncover the truth. Who is this woman? Who wants her dead? Is the job a trap for Johanssen or for her? But every door she opens is a false one, and she's getting desperate to protect a man-a killer-to whom she's inexplicably drawn. Written in stylish, sophisticated prose, The Distance is a tense and satisfying debut in which every character, both criminal and law-abiding, wears two faces, and everyone is playing a double game.

A dark, ultra-contemporary, and relentlessly paced debut thriller about a London society woman trying to put her secret criminal past behind her, and the hit man who comes to her with an impossible job she can't refuse. Charlotte Alton is an elegant socialite. But behind the locked doors of her sleek, high-security apartment in London's Docklands, she becomes Karla. Karla's business is information. Specifically, making it disappear. She's the unseen figure who, for a commanding price, will cover a criminal's tracks. A perfectionist, she's only made one slip in her career-several years ago she revealed her face to a man named Simon Johanssen, an ex-special forces sniper turned killer-for-hire. After a mob hit went horrifically wrong, Johanssen needed to disappear, and Karla helped him. He became a regular client, and then, one day, she stepped out of the shadows for reasons unclear to even herself. Now, after a long absence, Johanssen has resurfaced with a job, and he needs Karla's help again. The job is to take out an inmate-a woman-inside an experimental prison colony. But there's no record the target ever existed. That's not the only problem: the criminal boss from whom Johanssen has been hiding is incarcerated there. That doesn't stop him. It's Karla's job to get him out alive, and to do that she must uncover the truth. Who is this woman? Who wants her dead? Is the job a trap for Johanssen or for her? But every door she opens is a false one, and she's getting desperate to protect a man-a killer-to whom she's inexplicably drawn. Written in stylish, sophisticated prose, The Distance is a tense and satisfying debut in which every character, both criminal and law-abiding, wears two faces, and everyone is playing a double game.
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A dark, ultra-contemporary, and relentlessly paced debut thriller about a London society woman trying to put her secret criminal past behind her, and the hit man who comes to her with an impossible job she can't refuse. Charlotte Alton is an elegant socialite. But behind the locked doors of her sleek, high-security apartment in London's Docklands, she becomes Karla. Karla's business is information. Specifically, making it disappear. She's the unseen figure who, for a commanding price, will cover a criminal's tracks. A perfectionist, she's only made one slip in her career-several years ago she revealed her face to a man named Simon Johanssen, an ex-special forces sniper turned killer-for-hire. After a mob hit went horrifically wrong, Johanssen needed to disappear, and Karla helped him. He became a regular client, and then, one day, she stepped out of the shadows for reasons unclear to even herself. Now, after a long absence, Johanssen has resurfaced with a job, and he needs Karla's help again. The job is to take out an inmate-a woman-inside an experimental prison colony. But there's no record the target ever existed. That's not the only problem: the criminal boss from whom Johanssen has been hiding is incarcerated there. That doesn't stop him. It's Karla's job to get him out alive, and to do that she must uncover the truth. Who is this woman? Who wants her dead? Is the job a trap for Johanssen or for her? But every door she opens is a false one, and she's getting desperate to protect a man-a killer-to whom she's inexplicably drawn. Written in stylish, sophisticated prose, The Distance is a tense and satisfying debut in which every character, both criminal and law-abiding, wears two faces, and everyone is playing a double game.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rachel Atkins

Length:

13h 28m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:35


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:33


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:25


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:49


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:30


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:35


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:27


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:28


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:35


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:16


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:09


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:30


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:22


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:12


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:20


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:12


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:55


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

01:31


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:02


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

09:37


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:50


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:07


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:43


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:32


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:05


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:21


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:49


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:20


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:33


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:39


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:35


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:39


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:50


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

01:18


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:33


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:15


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

09:22


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

09:28


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:27


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

01:07


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:09


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:44


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:26


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:51


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:50


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

02:44


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:12


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:00


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:33


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:47


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:01


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:39


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:13


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:55


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

01:12


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:09


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:54


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:05


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:05


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

01:41


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:29


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:19


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:14


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:38


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:53


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:42


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:20


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:23


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:31


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:21


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

01:31


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:47


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

01:34


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:41


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:49


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:51


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

02:21


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

02:59


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

00:28