This new release by JS Carol is also the one and only James Carol who writes the series of books featuring Jefferson Winter which I LOVE. This new book is a fast paced thriller which I promise…you won’t want to put down.

Synopsis: Imagine you are having lunch at an exclusive restaurant, filled with Hollywood’s hottest stars.

 And a masked gunman walks in and takes everyone hostage. 

You must bargain for your life against a twisted individual who knows everything about you.

 He also has a bomb set to detonate if his heart rate changes. 

If he dies. You die.

You have four hours to stay alive.

What would you do? 

Kat’s Rating: 5/5

Kat’s Review: Oh my….Mr Carol! As many of you may know I am a HUGE fan of the series of books written by James Carol featuring Jefferson Winter. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when reading the synopsis but it certainly sounded like a thrilling book. So a very exclusive restaurant named ‘Alfie’s’ in the heart of Hollywood which holds numerous high end celebrities and Industry stars is about to become a prison to its occupants. When a masked gunman walks in and takes them all hostage it seems its everybody for themselves. JJ seems to be the lead in this book and we meet her at the beginning when she arrives for her lunch and in a heartbeat her day switches and we see her react to the scene unfolding in front of her.

JS Carol has kind of outdone himself but in a different way. Eloquent I’m not, but I kind of know what I am trying to say. HIs Jefferson books are awesome but very different. This latest book of his is the high octane, heart pounding kind of Thriller that makes you hold your breath. It’s so good its scary if you like that sort of thing. Thankfully I LOVE these sorts of books and Simon Kernick is awesome at it. So it seems is JS Carol!

In addition to JJ, we see glimpses of the other restaurant attendees and the second seemingly main character is a new kid on the block, the very bankable actor Alex King. Alex is in a slightly different situation as the other characters in this book and this very much seems to keep the tension ratcheted up to its highest possible gear with this additional element to the story. From the very first few chapters I did NOT stop reading. Read in less than a day it was a book that I didn’t want to miss if that makes sense. You know those films where you are engrossed and you think “right I will put the kettle on”? You move to the edge of the settee and think, “in just one second I will do it” and then you stay there and before you know it the film is rolling the credits….yeah its like that!

Thankfully I was able to make it to the kettle as I read whilst waiting for it to boil. I read until the very last chapter and then you kind of let all that pent up breath out! This was a real page turner in every sense of the word and had me hooked right to the end. A word of warning, there is lots of violence and we see the human nature element stripped bare. It’s a real must read this winter and one I cannot see anybody being disappointed in!A FABULOUS READ!!!!


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