Monday, 18 May 2015
Chance - Peter Dudgeon
This is a new author to me and I was very kindly given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Where do I start? This book had me hooked from the opening line "With no strangers to kill, I killed time instead; surveying suburbia through wooden slats" My first thought was I wanted to know who this person was and why they were killing strangers.
Chance is the story of Cassie Janus who has the ability to connect to the emotions of others and unfortuntely sees things that no nine-year-old should have to see especially when you find out that one of the people she connects with is a killer.
If you enjoy reading crime thrillers then you can't afford to miss this book. The characters are well rounded and the storyline grabs you with both hands and pulls you along so that at the end you're left feeling like you've just got off a roller coaster.
Peter Dudgeon has a lot to answer for as I was still awake at midnight last night chanting that well known reader's mantra of "just one more chapter" but the next short chapter finished with such a cliffhanger I was complelled to carry on until I managed to force myself to put it down. I've spent the whole day at my desk wishing the hours away just so that I could get home to find out what was going to happen next. I wasn't disappointed but the wait until Autumn and the sequel might be a long one!