Blurb; She’s a friendly voice on the phone. But can you trust her?
The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesn’t want them to hope. She wants them to die.
Laura hasn’t had it easy: she’s survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn’t love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it.
But now someone’s on to her—Ryan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger. Who was this man, and why did they choose to die together?
The sinister truth is within Ryan’s grasp, but he has no idea of the desperate lengths Laura will go to…
Because the best thing about being a Good Samaritan is that you can get away with murder.
My Review; WOW! Where do I start? First of all I love the cover. The prologue of The Good Samaritan will have you intrigued, hooked and enthralled, which for me is the perfect beginning to any story. This is one of those stories which you will want to devour in one sitting (I tried). John Marrs has done it again and wrote a belter of a book which is thrilling and gripping, easy to read, written well and contains short chapters. However, certain parts can be a little grim and daunting.
The Good Samaritan is cleverly written, set out and told through the two main characters Ryan and Laura. Laura is not everything she seems to be, she is a very devious, clever and shady character which I hated throughout. Ryan is not much better either but with the way the story went I actually started feeling sorry for Ryan. I must also mention the ending, wow what an ending. It leaves the reader open to interpret there own ending as it ends on quite a dramatic cliffhanger (Grr). I awarded an outstanding five stars, I enjoyed every minute reading this story and John Marrs didn’t disappoint. Brilliant book. I would highly recommend you all go and pre-order this book now ready for release day on the 1st of December. I can already tell this is going to be another bestseller.
My Review; I’m going to start by saying I awarded a fair three stars. I must admit I would not have personally chosen this book for myself based on the cover, as I do judge a book by its cover and I don’t think this was my usual genre. Nevertheless I finished the book even though it took me a while. Absolution is written well and very thought provoking. It will make you think. You can tell it is a well thought out story and researched into. Its a very different story from what I usually read. I must also mention all the many characters within this story all individual and vital to the story in their own way.
P.A. Davies is a new author to myself and I would like to read more by this author in the future. I must warn you that parts of this book are hard hitting for the reader especially the prologue but not enough to put the reader off… If this sounds like a story you would be interested in reading get over to Amazon to buy it now!
Blurb; When the Militia entered the peaceful village of Nyanyar Ngun, South Sudan in 1992 – amidst the backdrop of a bitter civil war – it wasn’t in peace.
Soldiers of the SFL committed untold atrocities in that small farming village, before finally razing it to the ground. From a line of terrified children, boys were chosen to become recruits of the Militia, whilst girls were taken for selling within a market of odious buyers. Those who weren’t selected were either left to perish or murdered where they stood.
In a field of high maize next to the village, sixteen-year old Jada lay hidden and afraid, witnessing the merciless slaughter of his parents and the capture of his sister Kiden; powerless to stop it, too frightened to try.
But now – tortured by grief, consumed with shame and driven by guilt – Jada must embark on a long & arduous journey to rescue his sister from a sinister world and earn his absolution… or die trying!
Jess Albion has recently started a new life on the other side of the world with a new identity. She used to be MI5. Then a job went bad, someone died and she was made an example of in the British courts. But MI5 look after their own. Or they did until rumours of a planned Al Qaeda biological terror attack on London started circulating. Now someone in the British security services is giving agents up in return for information. No price, it seems, is too high to save London from the ultimate threat.
When Jess’s fresh start is compromised she has a choice to make: run and hide and spend the rest of her life looking over her shoulder or go looking for the threat and snuff it out. On her own, she’d run, but she has Nick on her side.
I must apologise as I was suppose to post this blog tour on the 21st but my laptop has been broken and still is so I will post the blog tour up now.
This book is based on the TV programme Spooks and is the first in a brand news series by Oliver. I have never personally seen Spooks but this read well for me ands I look forward to the sequel.
So I was going to keep the whole main character of this book a secret but as you can see above the main character is a woman in this thriller called Jess. Now, many main characters in this genre are male which instantly had me intrigued and on Jess’s side within this story. I also love the cover for this book.
The Fallen Agent is a brilliant story to delve into and easy to read. This story is written well and will have you hooked from the first page till the last. I would highly recommend this story to you all if you haven’t read it already. I cannot wait to dive into more books by this author after my high expectations of finishing The Fallen Agent. A well deserved five stars from me and an author to keep an eye on in the future.