I’m beyond excited to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the brilliant and unique Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver. Thank you as always to Anne Cater for the invitation and to Orenda Books for my copy of this outstanding and memorable book.
About the book:
A shocking, mesmerisingly original, pitch-black thriller, which, following the critically acclaimed Good Samaritans, confirms Will Carver as one of the most imaginative, innovative and exciting authors in crime fiction
Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But, at the same time, they 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 a 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 who does not seem to exist …
About the author:
Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series. He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age eleven, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company.
He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, and lives in Reading with his two children. Good Samaritans was book of the year in Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Express, and hit number one on the ebook charts.
Oh wow, what a brilliant and original book this is! Shocking and completely different to anything I’ve ever read before, this book captured my imagination from the opening pages and didn’t let go until the final page had been turned. Not always an easy read due to the subject matter, it is however an absorbing one that takes you on a thrilling rollercoaster of a read with twists and turns galore as you race towards the final shocking conclusion.
Nine strangers arrive together on Chelsea Bridge. They all have only one goal in mind: to 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.
They had become the chosen ones. Members of The People of Choice, a mysterious suicide cult who have no knowledge of each other, but know what they must now do: leap to their deaths from Chelsea Bridge.
Thirty two people on a train witness the event. Two of those people, although they don’t know it at the time, will be next. By the time morning arrives People of Choice are appearing all around the world. An abandoned social media page suddenly has thousands of followers – and so the cult of The People of Choice has begun.
They are nameless people, known only by numbers and labels such as the Poet, Ungrateful or the Doctor. They have nothing in common other than their determination to end their lives together. But as we move through the book, we do get to know these people. Little snippets of their lives play out before us as the count down to their final moments begin. These are real people, with lives and people who care about them, some even have children. So what is it that compels them to jump to their deaths? And why do they feel that death is their only choice?
The police are under pressure to find a link between these cult members and to find a leader that does not seem to exist. Detective Sergeant Pace, who is receiving treatment for PTSD, finds himself drawn to the case, fascinated by what could be drawing these people together. And as the police try their hardest to find out who is behind this worldwide suicide pact, the leader of the cult is quietly planning to set the wheels in motion of his next mass suicide.
This is the first Will Carver book I’ve read, but it definitely won’t be my last. Another brilliant addition to the Orenda stable and I can’t wait to read more by this talented author. A brilliantly observed, dark, twisted and addictive story that blew my mind, Nothing Important Happened Today is devastating, thought provoking and terrifying. The writing is nothing short of sheer brilliance, with an underlying social commentary that really does make you think about the world we live in today and the dangers that present themselves on a daily basis.
Although an upsetting and difficult read at times, I loved every word of this clever, intriguing and utterly brilliant novel. I don’t think any review I could write would be able to do this unique and shocking book justice, it is just that good!
Nothing Important Happened Today is an outstanding and mesmerising read that I would highly recommend. I honestly can’t praise it highly enough.
Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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