If you enjoy these musings, you might enjoy my latest book DEADLY MESSENGERS which readers are calling the most terrifying, impossible-to-put-down thriller of 2015.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm trialling Kindle Unlimited. Actually, I'll tell the truth, my book Deadly Messengers is gathering quite a few page reads via Kindle Unlimited, and I wanted to have a nosy around what was on offer and why it was being read so much.
This book Split Second by Douglas E. Richards kept being recommended to me by Amazon's algorithms and it sounded intriguing. I love techno thrillers, and since Michael Crichton's untimely death I haven't found anyone who can write a cracking adventure and throw in credible techno elements. So Douglas E. Richards, I thought, show me what ya got!
He's got a lot, good readers. This book starts off with a bang, with one of the main characters being murdered before his girlfriend's eyes. I love the 'how' and 'why' of this book. It isn't about whodunit, it's a whydunit.
Poor Jenna and her brilliant live-in lover Nathan Wexler are captured one night by a military group and Nathan is killed when the kidnappers are ambushed. Jenna is left fleeing for her life and alone, until she contracts and ex-ranger now private investigator to help her. What follows is a cat and mouse chase, while the two of them try to figure out why the time travel project Nathan was working on is so important.
He'd created time travel, but it can only send you back in time for less than a second? What is the point of that? You can't change anything in less than a second.
The answer is intriguing and a real mind-bender. I love time mindbenders and Richards sure knows how to spin one. I'm going to read more of his books now. If you like your thrillers, taut, terrific, and filled with mind-blowing twists, then this is the book for you. I don't often give 5 stars, but this was a standout for me and a unique plot.
I also loved at the end that the author explained what was real science and what was fiction. He actually had me believing time travel like this is possible. Is it? You'll need to read the book. It's available in Kindle Unlimited, too. Well worth the monthly fee.