#BlogTour – #BookReview of #TheMessenger by Megan Davis @MeganDavis931 @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #CompulsiveReaders

A little bit later than planned, I’m pleased to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for intense thriller The Messenger by Megan Davis. Thank you to Zaffre Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this excellent book.

About the book:

Wealthy and privileged, Alex has an easy path to success in the Parisian elite his father mingles with. But the two have never seen eye to eye.

Desperate to escape the increasingly suffocating atmosphere of their apartment, Alex seeks freedom on the streets of Paris where his new-found friend Sami teaches him how to survive. But everything has a price – and one night of rebellion changes their lives forever.

A simple plan to steal money takes a sinister turn when Alex’s father is found dead. Despite protesting their innocence, both boys are imprisoned for murder. Seven years later Alex is released from prison with a single purpose: to discover who really killed his father. Yet as he searches for answers and atones for the sins of his past, Alex uncovers a disturbing truth with far-reaching consequences.

Playing out against a backdrop of corruption, fake news and civil unrest, The Messenger exposes the gritty reality of a changing city through one son’s journey to redemption and the truth.

About the author:

Megan Davis grew up in mining towns in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, and Singapore. She worked for many years as a lawyer in the film industry and my credits include The Constant Gardener, Atonement, Eastern Promises, In Bruges, Pride & Prejudice, and the Bourne films. In the film industry she encountered the world of corruption and white-collar crime and has worked in the field ever since. She is currently an associate at Spotlight on Corruption. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. A partial of The Messenger won the Bridport/Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel in 2018, judged by Kamila Shamsie. The Messenger won the 2021 Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize.

My Review:

The Messenger by Megan Davis is a tense and suspense filled literary thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Dark and disturbing, this is a complex thriller that became more and more intense as the story continued.

Wealthy and privileged Alex doesn’t see eye to eye with his powerful father. Desperate to break free, Alex seeks freedom with his friend, Sami, who tries to teach him how to survive. But one night everything changes when Alex’s father is found dead and the boys are convicted of his murder. Seven years later Alex is released from prison with only one focus in mind: to find out the truth of what really happened that night.

But as he searches for answers and tries to atone for the sins of the past, Alex uncovers a truth that is even more disturbing than he could ever have imagined…

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Megan Davis has written a dark and fast paced thriller that’s full of the kind of twists, turns, shocks and surprises that keep you on your toes right up until the final page has been turned. An atmospheric and gritty tale set against the backdrop of corruption, fake news and civil unrest, The Messenger is an intelligent and hard hitting thriller that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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