Today I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for Nothing important Happened Today. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and Orenda Books for providing my copy of the book.
When strangers take part in a series of group suicides, everything suggests that a cult is to blame. How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?
A shocking, mesmerisingly original and pitch-black thriller from the critically acclaimed author of Good Samaritans.
‘Thrilling and completely original, Nothing Important Happened Today deserves to become an instant classic’ Kevin Wignall, author of The Names of the Dead
Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But at the same time, they run, and leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today.
That is how they knew they had been chosen to become a part of the People Of Choice: A mysterious suicide cult whose members have no knowledge of one another.
Thirty-two people on that train witness the event. Two of them will be next. By the morning, People Of Choice are appearing around the globe; it becomes a movement. A social media page that has lain dormant for four years suddenly has thousands of followers. The police are under pressure to find a link between the cult members, to locate a leader that does not seem to exist.
How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?
A shocking, mesmerisingly original and pitch-black thriller, Nothing Important Happened Today confirms Will Carver as one of the most extraordinary, exciting authors in crime fiction.
When I read Good Samaritans last year, I quickly declared it was the most warped book I had ever read. Well, Will Carver has been beaten by, you guessed it, Will Carver! Nothing Important Happened Today is brilliantly twisted and ridiculously clever and it gave me so much to think about.
Carver’s observations of life, and the situations that lead to the death of each character are wonderfully realistic. They are people that readers can recognise from their every day life, and despite only being described in brief detail, I instantly felt drawn to their lives.
I loved the colloquial writing style that gave the impression that the narrator was talking to me and brought me into the story and made me feel as though I was part of it.
The central theme of Nothing Important Happened Today is suicide, and Carver does not shy away from the emotions this creates for both the person who dies by suicide and the family and friends who grieve their death. This could be upsetting for readers who are affected by this issue, but it is an important subject to discuss and the book definitely achieves that.
The ending of Nothing. Important Happened Today is incredibly tense and shocking and will stay with me for a long time to come.
Nothing Important Happened Today is available from Amazon.
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