Have you voted for In Cold Daylight yet?

There's still time to vote for In Cold Daylight for World Book Day 2008. The voting closes at mid day on 25 January, so click on the link above or to the right to register your vote. If you're not sure how to vote then I've explained the process further below.

If you've been reading this blog you cannot fail to have missed the fact that my hard-hitting thriller based on the tragic true story of the mysterious deaths of fire-fighters has been selected as one of the top 100 'Books to Talk About' for World Book Day 2008. The ten books which receive the most votes will be promoted via the bookshops and across 3,500 libraries, before an overall winner is selected for World Book Day on 6 March 2008. So there is a big prize at stake and if In Cold Daylight can make it to the top ten and then wins, the £5,000 prize money will be donated to the Fire Service National Benevolent Fund in recognition of the great job our fire-fighters and all those who work within the fire service do to help saves lives.

So, if you haven't already voted, please do so, and feel free to add your comment to the many already posted about the novel. Simply click here and it will take you through to the World Book Day site. Then simply register and vote. Please pass this on to all friends, family and work colleagues to encourage them to do the same.

Click here to visit the page where In Cold Daylight info and cover image is displayed. It seems to work best if you register on the site first with a username and password and then click on the 'vote for this book' option straight after you've logged in. In Cold Daylight can be found in the thriller category. You can also leave a comment if you wish. Many thanks to you all in advance for your support, it's massively appreciated.

And just to tempt you further here's a preview:

“IN COLD DAYLIGHT is a hard hitting thriller inspired by a tragic true story of fire-fighters killed in the line of duty and a potential cover up over their deaths. Unravelling Rowson’s cryptic clues in this fast-paced, atmospheric novel, is like playing a thrilling game of ‘pass the parcel’. After unexpected twists, you peel off the layers of literary wrapping, which eventually uncover the mystery. But instead of featuring a brave fire-fighter hero, Rowson has chosen to tell the story through the eyes of a man who is the opposite. This is marine artist, Adam Greene's journey through overcoming depression, a nervous breakdown and leaning on the prop of his strong-willed, ambitious wife as much as discovering why his best friend, Jack Bartholomew was killed in the line of duty. The fact that she has decided to tell this real life mystery and her fast paced writing is what makes this new writer so original. ”

Here are some reviews for In Cold Daylight

"I've read and can highly recommend In Cold Daylight by Pauline Rowson for a gripping marine mystery (and long listed for the Spread the Word - World Book Day read) It was one of those books I picked up and couldn't put down until everything was sorted, enough tantalizing chapter ends to lead me on into the next and the next." dovegreyreader Top UK Books Blogger

Bob Hornby wrote:
A gripping read. You will be sitting on the edge of your seat for the whole of this book and unable to put it down. As good as Goddard!

sueessery wrote:
Once you pick up the book you will not want to put it down until the last page. Pauline writes so that you get hooked on the main character and the plot and the twists keep you on the edge of the page until the end. You think you have the answer but then she throws in another twist.

cleask wrote:
I really like Pauline Rowson's style of writing, I can pick up her book when I have a rare minute to myself and be back into the scene so quickly. I can only ask her to keep writing more books for us to read!

Sarah Snowden wrote:
Another gripping read from Pauline Rowson, which captures the magic and mystery of the areas she writes about, plus characters of depth and a palpable air of menace and mystery. Don't start this book in the evening if you wish to sleep that night, as it is unputdownable and will keep you wanting to keep turning the pages right until the end!

jackied7 wrote:
A must for your book collection. I could not put this book down. A great plot, gripping right to the last page.

Mary wrote:
A great bookI loved In Cold Daylight. An exciting and gripping thriller with great characters. Loved the fire fighter theme.

dianagebbett wrote:
Couldn't put it downI read this book whilst travelling to New Zealand. It made the travel time zip by. Can't wait to get the next Pauline Rowson thriller

Hilary Johnson wrote:
A real page-turnerA story which keeps you turning the pages almost faster than you can read them. Another great thriller from this author.

ann1e wrote:
Gripping. Not my usual genre of reading, but was hooked from the start. A great story with believable plot and characters, I look forward to more from this author.

Peter-Michael wrote:
VERY GOOD! Being a literary agent, "In Cold Day Light" gave me back that old good feeling of reading for plain pleasure, rather than just a task to be accomplished. This is no longer just one more title in our list but this is "In Cold Day Light" - a book I really enjoyed! Peter-Michael - Maf Serviços Agency - Sao Paulo/Brazil

amy.myers wrote:
Prepare to be hooked Read the first page and you'll be glued to In Cold Daylight right up to its terrific climax on page 314. Pauline Rowson is a first class writer, whose marine mysteries take believable characters and situations and turn them into something very special indeed.

mikeyopera wrote:
Excellent thriller and crime writer. Excellent page-turner. Gripping.

Scarlett Nunn wrote:
How does she do it?Given that I've spent years reading books in the course of my work, it's been a long time since I read a book for pleasure and have had difficulty doing so. This book changed that.

doliver wrote:
Pauline Rowson delivers again!A gripping and entertaining read. Her writing is sharp, punchy and compelling. Plenty of atmosphere and lots of action that keeps you turning the pages. I found the characters very interesting and totally believable and the plot fascinating. Next one please.

alex wrote:
Not only a great read, the hero is a shedworker so this is a real milestone in shed lit.

Mike Thomas wrote:
a trail blazergreat intro book, very enjoyable from first to last page and a must for this year's stocking!

franyustinus wrote:
One word for this book is wonderful. You must read it to know the sensations from it.

Holly wrote:
This Writer's Work Is A Wake Up Call That's Going To Impact Readers WorldwideWorking in the media I've a very low tolerance when it come to lukewarm literary efforts, but Pauline Rowson's work burns with raw talent. This book is the most powerful crime fiction I have read this year.

And there are more comments on the World Book Day Spread The Word Web Site.

Don't forget to vote! Thank you. Fingers crossed!


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