The Shot: The shocking, searingly authentic new thriller from award-winning ex-CNN news executive Sarah Sultoon



An aspiring TV journalist faces a shattering moral dilemma and the prospect of losing her career and her life, when she joins an impetuous photographer in the Middle East. A shocking, searingly authentic thriller by award-winning ex-CNN news executive Sarah Sultoon.
'Shocking and visceral, this novel deals with the horrors of war ... a brave, important and utterly compelling book' S J Watson

'Gritty, hard-hitting and often harrowing ... a hugely exciting voice in crime fiction' Victoria Selman

'A powerhouse writer' Jo Spain

An act of mercy
Or the ultimate betrayal...
Who decides?

Samira is an up-and-coming TV journalist, working the nightshift at a major news channel and yearning for greater things. So when she's offered a trip to the Middle East, with Kris, the station's brilliant but impetuous star photographer, she leaps at the chance

In the field together, Sami and Kris feel invincible, shining a light into the darkest of corners ... except the newsroom, and the rest of the world, doesn't seem to care as much as they do. Until Kris takes the photograph.

With a single image of young Sudanese mother, injured in a raid on her camp, Sami and the genocide in Darfur are catapulted into the limelight. But everything is not as it seems, and the shots taken by Kris reveal something deeper and much darker ... something that puts not only their careers but their lives in mortal danger.

Sarah Sultoon brings all her experience as a CNN news executive to bear on this shocking, searingly authentic thriller, which asks immense questions about the world we live in. You'll never look at a news report in the same way again...

'A powerful story of the brutality of front-line journalism. Authentic, provocative and terrifyingly relevant' Will Carver

'A gritty, jarring page-turner' Peter Hain

'Passionate, disturbing storytelling at its best' James Brabazon

' You won't read another book like this in 2022! Raw, authentic, powerful ... you won't see the end coming!' E C Scullion

'Brilliantly conveys both the exhilaration and the unspeakable horror of life on the international news frontline' Jo Turner

'Astute and penetrating, evoking feelings that are long lasting and hard to shake off ... Sarah Sultoon is a new and welcome voice in what can be a very crowded genre' Random Things through My Letterbox

'A masterclass in storytelling and cinematic in scope' Live & Deadly

'Brutally honest, extremely thought-provoking, stark and vivid ... impossible to put down' Jen Med's Book Reviews

Praise for The Source
**Winner: Crime Fiction Lover Best Debut Award**

'A brave and thought-provoking debut novel. Sarah Sultoon tackles a challenging and disturbing subject without sensation, and her sensitive handling, tight plotting and authentic storytelling make for a compelling read' Adam Hamdy

'A taut and thought-provoking book that's all the more unnerving for how much it echoes the headlines in real life' CultureFly

'A tense thriller, a remarkable debut, heartbreaking, but ultimately this is a story of resilience and survival' New Books Magazine

'A powerful, compelling read that doesn't shy away from some upsetting truths ... written with such energy' Fanny Blake

'Tautly written and compelling, not afraid to shine a spotlight on the darker forces at work in society' Rupert Wallis

'So authentic and exhilarating ... breathtaking pace and relentless ingenuity' Nick Paton Walsh, CNN

'A powerful, intense whammy of a debut that is both uncomfortable and exhilarating to read ... Thought-provoking, tense, and expressive' LoveReading

'A gripping, dark thriller' Geoff Hill, ITV

'A cleverly constructed story that offers an authentic view behind the scenes in a British newsroom ... an original and wholly engaging debut. Definitely a name to watch' Crime Fiction Lover

'My heart was racing ... fiction to thrill even the most hard-core adrenaline junkies' Diana Magnay, Sky News

'Unflinching and sharply observed. A hard-hitting, deftly woven debut' Ruth Field

'With this gripping, fast-paced debut thriller, it's easy to see what made Sultoon such a great journalist' Clarissa Ward, CNN

'A hard-hitting, myth-busting rollercoaster of a debut' Eve Smith

'I could picture and feel each scene, all the fear, tension and hope' Katie Allen

For fans of Holly Watt, Sarah Vaughan, Laura Lippman and Karin Slaughter

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Orenda Books
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