Published by Bloodhound Books on October 8 2020
Also by this author: Turn The Other Way, Apartment Six, The House on Rectory Lane
What could be more innocent than going on holiday?
As a family drive along a quiet country lane on their way to the airport, they meet a stranger standing alone in the middle of the road.
Steering them along another path, he tells the driver, Ben, that a tree has fallen and there's no way through.
But as they make their way along the diverted route, they come across a coach blocking the road.
Getting out of the car Ben goes to investigate and is horrified to find the passengers tied to their seats.
Then a discarded phone starts to ring…
If Ben calls the police, everyone on board will die.
The caller is about to start the horrific game...
I finish this book and my jaw just dropped! I mean wow! What the actual hell. Speechless completely speechless.
This story is a chilling one, one where you can’t see any hope and one that will play on your mind. You know by now I don’t really talk about the plot of a book because I don’t want to ruin anyone’s reading adventure, and it’s completely true here. I don’t want to ruin anything here. It is a book where there is so much going on, it’s the thick of night, it’s raining, the perfect setting to scare you especially driving down lanes you shouldn’t. It is no wonder I hate driving down the lanes, daytime, nighttime, anytime!!!
The setting is its own character. It adds to your fears, it maximises all your own inner turmoils about what you would do. I mean what is the right thing to do. What would you do in the situation?
I do love the butterfly effect of the whole book. As we meet the coach passengers, we learn their stories and it opens our eyes to the links and wowzers! It was epic and well shocking. I mean you wouldn’t expect anything less from a Stuart James book, would you!! When the final link slotted in with the passengers well #sorrynotsorry I think it changed my mind on everything.
The caller was chilling, the backstory was one that pulled the heartstrings but only if you could learn to differentiate the two. With a full circle in the book, it just made me speechless.
Stuart just knows plays on your humanity. He works with a scenario of “what would you do?” I know what I would do, but not sure that it’s a favourable answer. Stuart has sucked me into his world, he has taken me on to a journey that I don’t think I was ready to go on. It is a dark depraved soul in this story, it is a heartbreaking story at the end but does it all justify the means? Despite all the goriness it gives you something to think about. Another winner in my eyes!!
Until next time xxx
Thank you so much to Sarah at BOTBS Publicity for the tour invite and the author for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review.
I only have one more book left on my list now to read by Stuart, I need to savour this one!
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