I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for exciting and thought provoking debut thriller The Measure by Nikki Erlick. Thank you to Anne Cater and Borough Press for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
About the book:
Your fate arrives in a box on your doorstep. Do you open it?
It’s the decision of a lifetime. It seems like just another morning. You make a cup of tea. Check the news. Open the front door. On your doorstep is a box. Inside the box is the exact number of years you have left to live. The same box appears on every doorstep across the world.
The Measure is a transfixing contemplation of fate, a piercing exploration of how we value our lives, and a soaring story of love and heartbreak. When the world shifts irrevocably overnight, each character is faced with an immense decision. As boxes open across the world, their lives intertwine in moving, unexpected ways. An unforgettable story of love, resilience, and hope. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, David Nicholls, Matt Haig and Stuart Turton.
The Measure was acquired in a global pre-empt with HarperCollins US, with a TV adaptation in development, Nikki Erlick is a lead debut and one to watch for 2022.
About the author:
Nikki Erlick’s writing has appeared on the websites of New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan and The Huffington Post. She graduated Harvard University summa cum laude and is a former editor of The Harvard Crimson. She earned a master’s degree in Global Thought from Columbia University. The Measure is her debut novel.
The Measure is an exciting and thought provoking debut thriller by Nikki Erlick. A story unlike any I’ve ever read before, I was gripped from the opening page right up until the final page had been turned. Thrilling, shocking and with a fascinating cast of characters, this is contemplative fiction at its very best.
Beginning just like any other morning, the world wakes up to a mysterious box on each and every doorstep. Inside lies the fate of everyone over the age of 22. What do you do? Do you open it and find out how long or short your life is going to be? Or do you keep the box firmly closed and remain in blissful ignorance? As boxes begin to open, the world shifts and changes forever. With people now knowing how long they are going to live, their lives begin to intertwine in unexpected ways.
What follows is an unforgettable story of human resilience, that’s as moving as it is hopeful. The Measure is an intelligent and suspense filled thriller that really does make you think, the story twisting in ways I could never have imagined when I started it. What impact does being a short or long stringer have on your life? Will people start behaving differently towards you when it comes to work, romance or just life in general? These are just some of the questions asked in this cleverly plotted, complex thriller that really does expose both the best and worst of humanity as the story continues.
Told from various points of view, the tension slowly builds as each character’s story begins to unfold. What decision will they make? And how will that decision effect their lives going forward? Nikki Erlick’s writing is excellent as she explores the many issues that come with knowing too much about what the future holds – and how society as a whole reacts to it.
Exciting, fascinating and at times shocking, The Measure is a superb and thought provoking debut thriller that I would highly recommend.
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