In Cold Daylight, a thriller, by Pauline Rowson, voted no. 3 by the public for World Book Day 2008, repeat performance for World Book Night poll 2012?

World Book Night is calling for the public to submit their nominations for World Book Night 2012 titles. The ballot opened on 25th June, coinciding with National Reading Group Day, and I am very proud to say that in 2008 my thriller In Cold Daylight was voted by the public as their third most favourite novel in an on line poll for the World Book Day Prize.

In Cold Daylight has now also been published in Indonesia, Polish and Turkish.  It is a hard-hitting, fast-paced thriller about one man's quest to discover the truth behind the deaths of fire fighters. In his quest for the truth, reluctant hero, marine artist Adam Greene, soon finds himself caught up in a mysterious and dangerous web of deceit. By exposing a secret that has lain dormant for years he is forced to face his own dark secrets, and as the facts reveal themselves the prospects for his survival look bleak. For Adam though there is no turning back; he has to get to the truth no matter what the cost, even if it means his life.

I'm not looking for a repeat performance for 2012 (although it would be nice to have one of my marine mystery crime novels or thrillers featured as a favourite read in the public poll) but I am hoping to see an interesting and diverse list, including, of course, some crime novels. I'll start thinking about my favourite reads but know that some of them won't be featured because they are out of print. Pity. I suspect that could happen with quite a few titles.

The ballot is on until 31st August. Readers are asked to submit their top 10 favourite books and 25 titles will ultimately be selected to be given away.  The top 100 will be selected in September and the final list of 25 titles, as decided on by the WBN panel, will be announced mid-October.

Happy voting.


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