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Seven Days

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399726399

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 25th April 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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‘Wow! An absolutely fantastic edge of your seat thriller. I could not turn the pages fast enough… Would be an amazing film or tv series. The ending was perfect… Highly recommended’ Reader review

Your father is on death row. You have seven days to save him. But do you want to?
Alice knows her father is guilty of many things.
He’s guilty of abandoning her.
He’s guilty of being unfaithful to her mother.
But is he guilty of murder?

Now on Death Row, he has seven days to live.
Some people want him released.
Others will kill to keep him just where he is.
Alice has only one chance to save him. But should she?

Readers are loving Seven Days:

‘This was wild! Really enjoyed this. Good characters, good story line and it kept me guessing’ Reader review

‘Compulsive and page turning read… lots of surprises’ Reader review

‘A dark and atmospheric thriller that explores the complexities of family, trauma, and life, with a shocking ending, fantastic novel’

Twisty, tense and superbly characterised, this global race against time and across the world is a top read’

Kept me hooked from start to finish!’

‘A high-octane, high-stakes thriller about family dynamics, guilt and responsibility’


Robert Rutherford hasn't just dipped his toes into the thriller genre; he's dived in headfirst. And the result is spectacular - a genuine edge-of-your-seat, thrill-a-minute adrenaline rush. Highly recommended.
M.W. Craven, author of The Botanist
Loved SEVEN DAYS. With a father on death row Alice is tight on time. This was as pacy as it gets, racing through the North East, Paris and New York. Tightly plotted, sharp on character, and huge in scale.
Rachel Blok, author of The Fall
I absolutely rattled through this impressive, polished thriller from Robert Rutherford. One thing I can promise you: it won't take you seven days to read it! Seven hours, more like!
Trevor Wood, author of Dead End Street
A breathless race across continents, an emotional battle, a shadowy killer: this thriller has it all. If you like your mysteries intriguing and twisting, this one's for you.
Sam Holland, author of The Echo Man
Meticulously crafted and dripping with menace.
Victoria Selman, Sunday Times bestselling author of Truly Darkly Deeply
Simultaneously a high-octane race across continents to save a condemned man, and a thriller that asks big questions about guilt, family and forgiveness, it is dark, compelling and full of heart
Heather Critchlow, author of Unsolved
A dynamic, polished, race across continents and against time with beautifully drawn, fraught relationships bursting from the pages. Cinematic and highly recommended!
James Delargy, author of 55
An absolute rip-roaring, globetrotting, adrenaline-fuelled thriller! The jeopardy seeps from the page, and the tension keeps ratcheting up until it's almost unbearable! Surely set to be a bestseller in 2024!
Chris Frost, author of The Killer’s Christmas List
A tense, snappy, charged thriller, with complex family relationships, a great twist halfway, and brilliant locations
Louise Beech, author of End of Story
Seven Days is a hard-hitting, global race against time masterpiece which re-defines the term high concept thriller. Rutherford's breakneck pace and plot-chicanes, as the clock literally ticks down to save an innocent yet dreadful father from execution, will have you glued to your chair as you struggle to turn the pages fast enough
Graham Bartlett, author of Force of Hate
A race-against-time thriller that blends slick plotting with the flair of hard-boiled crime. A pacy and punchy read that will keep you thinking for seven days or more!
Jo Furniss, author of Dead Mile
Packs a punch from the get-go, this is a cross-continents race-against-the-clock thriller with real heart. Bravo Robert Rutherford. Can't wait to see what you do next!
Victoria Selman
A cracking read. Great tension, good characterisation and a really interesting twist on a serial killer narrative. A five-star read
Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
A riveting and propulsive international thriller, likely destined for streaming
Irish Independent
This ambitious, high-octane, globe-trotting thriller has big screen written all over it
Robert Rutherford has fashioned a fat free thriller that fairly zips along. And he also knows how to keep pulling those revelatory rabbits out of hats as Alice gradually uncovers a continent spanning conspiracy that has shattering results
The Crack, June 2024