Book Review: The Minders by John Marrs

“Everyone has secrets. They know yours…”

The 2020 book from John Marrs, The Minders is set in a near-future world information is king. But computers can be hacked, files can be broken into. So a unique government initiative has been borne. Five ordinary people have been selected to become the latest weapon in thwarting cyber terrorism. A revolutionary medical procedure has turned them into the ultimate secret keepers – the country’s most secretive information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads. Together, the five know every secret – the truth behind every Government lie, conspiracy theory and cover-up. Only somebody has discovered who the secret keepers are. And one by one, they are being hunted down…

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Book Review: The Dare by Lesley Kara

“As a child, it was just a game. As an adult, it was a living nightmare.”

Set to be released on 18th February, The Dare by Lesley Kara follows teenage friends Lizzie and Alice who decide to head off for a walk in the countryside, blissfully unaware that this will be their final day together – and that only Lizzie will come back alive. Lizzie has no memory of what happened in the moments before Alice died, she only knows that it must have been a tragic accident. But as she tries to cope with her grief, she is shocked to find herself alienated from Alice’s friends and relatives. They are convinced she somehow had a part to play in her friend’s death. Twelve years later, unpacking boxes in the new home she shares with her fiancé, Lizzie is horrified to find traumatic memories and paranoia suddenly surfacing. Is the trauma of the accident finally catching up with her, or could someone be trying to threaten her new-found happiness? Twelve years is a long time to wait when you’re planning the perfect revenge…

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Book Review: I Know What I Saw by S.K. Sharp

“Even now, after a bad day, I can lie awake and relive those memories and it’s all as vivid as ever: the colour and the joy, the anticipation, the love that brings tears to my eyes… But a blessing? Imagine the moments that broke your heart and crushed you flat. A loss, a humiliation, a betrayal. Imagine every slight, every rejection, every disappointment, all kept polished for safekeeping in a little chest inside you.”

Set to be released on 1st October, I Know What I Saw by S.K. Sharp follows Nicola, a woman with a peculiar gift: she can remember everything. Only a handful of people in the world have a truly perfect memory, and Nicola is one of them. But her condition proves to be more of a curse than a blessing, especially now that a body has been found on the estate she grew up in. Nicola remembers the night that the man went missing with perfect clarity, but she never discovered the truth of what happened. Now, she must use her ability to save the man she loved from being wrongly convicted of the crime.

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