#BookReview - Alex by Pierre Lemaitre (translated by Frank Wynne)

 SHE'S RUNNING OUT OF TIME

Alex Prévost - kidnapped, beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a wooden cage - is in no position to bargain. Her abductor's only desire is to watch her die. 

HE WANTS ONLY ONE THING

Apart from a shaky police report, Commandant Camille Verhoven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads. If he is to find Alex, he will have to get inside her head. 

ESCAPE IS JUST THE BEGINNING

Resourceful, tough, beautiful, always two steps ahead - Alex will keep Verhoven guessing till the bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.

This isn't going to be an easy review to write. Not because I don't know what to say about the book - there's plenty I could say, but I really don't want to give away any spoilers and in a book that's as packed with twists as this one that's not easy. So I won't be saying much about the plot, suffice to say it's one of the most gripping, shocking and gr…

Book Review: Second Chance by David Perry

Another Netgalley November Review, today I'm reviewing Second Chance by David Perry.




Alex Benedict is a hospital pharmacist whose wife has terminal cancer. He has a challenging job, a harsh boss and is battling exhaustion as he tends for his wife. If that isn't enough he then discovers patients are mysteriously dying and after the suicide of a colleague is thrust into an investigation that will threaten his life and test his beliefs.
This thriller reminded me a bit of Dan Brown's books, a man uncovers a conspiracy and is forced to follow clues that will lead him to an incredible and previously unbelievable discovery whilst his life is in danger as others also race to discover the mysterious formula. It's not really my sort of book, whilst I could suspend my belief for the premise of the story I still think the book often felt too unbelievable. Benedict's friends, who agree to help him with very little persuasion despite the threat to their lives, all turn out to be able to help him decipher what appear to be obsure and puzzling clues amazingly quickly. Benedict himself is badly injured yet within a few pages and it seems only a few days later has recovered enough to become embroiled in a dangerous fight.
That said it's an easy to read book with plenty of chapter ending cliffhangers and so although it's not a book I would choose to read again I think plenty of people will enjoy it.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publishers through Netgalley in return for my honest review.

Second Chance is published by Pettigrew Enterprises LLC.

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