Nine Lives

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Chilling and unstoppable, this book just keeps on going – layering on the suspense, terror and more suspense, as nine characters are detailed, drawn and masterfully slipped into the swirling pond of our emotions, and we cannot help but learn – each of them has been chosen to die.

Nine names on a mysterious list, the author fiendishly orchestrating lives and loves and every-day worlds than ensure we will grow to care for many of them (and care about all of them), creating a story-line that is devilishly nail-biting, as nothing can be assumed, nothing at all, about who, if any one out of the bunch, will be left standing when all is said and done.

A comparison drawn by the author himself to Agatha Christie’s “And then there were none” is apt and fitting, and may or may not do this story justice. For this reader, the (double) twist ending, (which was unguessed), was both satisfying and a worthy end to this heart-racing ride.

I loved this book – the ominous pace that never lets up, refusing to pull any punches as the pages passed far too quickly for this reader in the quest to “know” and solve the mystery.

Highly recommended for readers of the dastardly, this book is both a treat and a trial – be forewarned – once you start reading, you will not be able to put it down.

A great big thank you to the publisher @HarperCollinsCa for a #Netgalley ARC of this book. All thoughts presented are my own. #booksofhcc #thrillerbooks #bookreview #greatreads

*** This book will be published on Mar 15, 2022


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