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Publisher's Summary

This new novel by Gillian Slovo was inspired by her extensive research for a 2011 play loosely based on the London riots.
It's 4:00 a.m., and dawn is about to break over the Lovelace estate. Cathy Mason drags herself out of bed as she swelters in her overheated bedroom - the council still haven't turned the radiators off despite temperatures reaching the 30s.
In a kitchen across London, Home Secretary Peter Whiteley enjoys the tea that his security detail left for him before he joins his driver and heads to Parliament whilst his new police chief, Joshua Yares, clears his head for his first day with a run. All three will have reasons to recollect this morning as their lives collide over ten days they will never forget.
Ten Days takes an unflinching look at how lives are ruined and careers are made when small misjudgements have profound effects on frustrated communities and damaged individuals.
©2016 Gillian Slovo (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"An extraordinary novel - a page-turner thick with greed, ambition, love and secrets, and simultaneously an incisive portrayal of power and powerlessness in today's Britain." (Kamila Shamsie)
"Ten Days of tension, trouble and tough truths - Gillian Slovo tells it like it almost certainly is - she's written a cracker." (Val McDemid)"
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anthony on 03-20-16

Thrilling political intrigue

Terrific read based on an imagined (but probably well researched) behind the scenes analysis of British politics and its sleazy underbelly alongside riots in London around 2011. Compelling reading built around players in this tragedy - politicians who will do anything to keep a step ahead, police leaders trying to cope with bureaucracy, politics, resource cuts, and community members feeling targeted, misunderstood and undermined. A great Audible listen... Atmospheric and impressive - has inspired me to read more from Gillian Slovo.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Martin on 06-01-16

Predictable and dreary

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story was predicable and dreary with two dimensional characters who I cared little for. This is my first review, I don't normally post anything but I thought my effort might save somebody else from buying this book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Gillian Slovo again?

Unlikely on this performance.

How could the performance have been better?

By not buying the book.

What character would you cut from Ten Days?

All of them.

Any additional comments?

Avoid and save your money.

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16 of 18 people found this review helpful

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