Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller, Thriller

The Passengers by John Marrs – Book Review

PUBLISHERS BLURB

Eight self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide.

The new gripping page-turning thriller from the bestselling author of THE ONE – soon to be a major Netflix series.

When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.

The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife – and parents of two – who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem?

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MY REVIEW

An inquest is being held to determine who is at fault during accidents with driverless cars…..the car or the human…a jury watches videos of accidents and makes decisions on quite basic information….the car is usually exonerated.

But, then 8 driverless cars are taken over by The Hacker, the inquest jury, headed by MP Jack Larsson is told to decide who of the 8 will survive…

They are given a chance to interview each person to make an informed decision, Libby though, knows one of the Passengers….Jude, the person she met in a bar and believes he is the One.

It taps into our fear of a loss of control, being in a car with no driver…..would my life be deemed worth saving over that of someone else in an accident….

What follows is one of the most twisty thrillers I’ve read. There are so many secrets and lies to keep you guessing right to the breathtaking end. A definite must read for any lover of a dark thriller……a thought provoking nail biter….a brilliant 5 * read.

I would like to thank the Pigeonhole and the author for the opportunity to read this book for free and this is my honest and unbiased review.

 

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Book reviews, Historical fiction, Romance

A Dangerous Act of Kindness by LP Ferguson – Book Review

Title: A Dangerous Act of Kindness

Author Name: LP Fergusson

Previous Books (if applicable): TBC

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release Date: 28th March 2019

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PUBLISHERS BLURB

What would you risk for a complete stranger?

When widow Millie Sanger finds injured enemy pilot Lukas Schiller on her farm, the distant war is suddenly at her doorstep. Compassionate Millie knows he’ll be killed if discovered, and makes the dangerous decision to offer him shelter from the storm.

On opposite sides of the inescapable conflict, the two strangers forge an unexpected and passionate bond. But as the snow thaws, the relentless fury of World War Two forces them apart, leaving only the haunting memories of what they shared, and an understanding that their secret must never see light.

As Millie’s dangerous act of kindness sets them on paths they never could have expected, those closest to them become their greatest threats, and the consequences of compassion prove deadly…

A Dangerous Act of Kindness is a beautiful, harrowing love story, perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore.

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MY REVIEW

This is set during WWII and Millie is a young widow, who is running her dairy farm with the help of a neighbour and some evacuees….

A German fighter plane crashes in a nearby field and the kind Millie takes the injured pilot, Lukas in to her care and hides him in the barn. She’s not really thinking of the consequences this may have on her and those closest to her….

This is historical fiction at its best. It tells of the atrocities of war and the emotional and physical effects this has both on those fighting and their families. It also touches on the labour camps where German POW’s were kept and the Land Army women and how women managed during the war years…changing perceptions forever.

With likeable and believable characters this is beautifully written by LP Ferguson with stunning imagery and emotion. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank you to Canelo for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook  in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

 

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Author Bio:


LP Fergusson grew up on the borders of Wales in a Tudor house on the banks of  the River Wye. As a child she longed to go back in history. Now she does, through her writing. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University and won the Blackwell’s Prize for MA Creative Writing. Her stories have made a number of shortlists for competitions run by the Orwell Society, Oxfordshire Libraries and Flash500.

Her psychological thriller reached the final three of a Quercus/Psychologies Thriller competition and her wartime novel A Dangerous Act of Kindness was Highly Commended in the Caledonia Novel Award 2018. She edits the historical blog With Love from Graz which was featured on BBC Radio Wales, Radio 2 and BBC4’s A Very British Romance with Lucy Worsley. She now lives in an Oxfordshire village beneath the chalk downs where her debut novel is set.