DOUBLE BOOK REVIEW OF ORENDA BOOKS

NOTHING IMPORTANT HAPPENED TODAY BY WILL CARVER

Nine suicides
One Cult
No leader

Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But at the same time, they run, and leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today.

That is how they knew they had been chosen to become a part of the People Of Choice: A mysterious suicide cult whose members have no knowledge of one another.

Thirty-two people on that train witness the event. Two of them will be next. By the morning, People Of Choice are appearing around the globe; it becomes a movement. A social media page that has lain dormant for four years suddenly has thousands of followers. The police are under pressure to find a link between the cult members, to locate a leader that does not seem to exist.

How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?

I finally got round to reading this which i had heard lots of praise for . And wow what a unique disturbing book!

Cleverly written and thought provoking

I whizzed through and loved it,will definitely be reading more from him.

It was interesting seeing psychological studies referenced especially the ones im studying at the moment .

VIOLET BY SJI HOLLIDAY
Carrie’s best friend has an accident and can no longer make the round-the-world trip they’d planned together, so Carrie decides to go it alone.
Violet is also travelling alone, after splitting up with her boyfriend in Thailand. She is also desperate for a ticket on the Trans-Siberian Express, but there is nothing available.
When the two women meet in a Beijing Hotel, Carrie makes the impulsive decision to invite Violet to take her best friend’s place.
Thrown together in a strange country, and the cramped cabin of the train, the women soon form a bond. But as the journey continues, through Mongolia and into Russia, things start to unravel – because one of these women is not who she claims to be…

This is a book thats been on my radar for a while and a new author to me.

A complex story of the dynamics of female friendships. Claustrophobic and incredibly tense.

Disturbing but definitely relatable.

A addictive page turner .

You can picture yourself right there as the writing captures the atmosphere and location perfectly

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