Tom Watson's Metronome was selected as the Book Club Pick on BBC Two's Between the Covers and shot up in the Amazon Book Charts as a result. It climbed up to secure spot #53 after the show was broadcast on Wednesday night.
Metronome is the taut, unputdownable story of Aina and Whitney, exiled on an island in the North for a crime they committed together. They soon realise that something is not right, and on the day they're meant to be collected for parole, the Warden does not come. As days pass, Aina begins to suspect that their prison is part of a peninsula, and that Whitney has been keeping secrets. And if he's been keeping secrets, maybe she should too. Convinced they've been abandoned, she starts investigating ways she might escape. As she comes to grips with the decisions that haunt her past, she realises her biggest choice is yet to come.