Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver is published in paperback on Thursday 14th November and today I have the great pleasure of sharing my review as part of the blog tour.
About the book
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?
Nothing Important Happened Today is available to purchase here – Amazon
Well I said I wouldn’t swear In this review but what the actual **** have I just read? Wow, I honestly haven’t got a clue and I have no idea how to write this review without giving anything away so all I’ll say is, GO BUY THIS BOOK.
No I’m joking, well not about buying the book, that’s a must but about that’s all I’m saying. I’m sure I can muster up a few words to write this review.
You’ll see from the description of this book that suicide plays a heavy part in this story and it is quite unsettling in parts but Will Carver has written a story that is definitely disturbing but it’s also blooming genius. I can genuinely say I have never ever read a book like it and it’s a story that will stay with me for ever.
Nine people arrive on Chelsea Bridge, these nine people don’t know each other but they all have one thing in common, each received a letter that morning containing the words Nothing Important Happened Today, each one knows what to do, they don’t speak to each other before they jump. They are the People of Choice.
Each person is a number, we don’t get to know their names but they are normal people like you and I, they work in supermarkets, they may be unemployed or parents and although we don’t get to know their names the author makes them feel real, they are people with lives, they are people that don’t want to die. So why do they jump?
I seriously can’t put into words how this book made me feel without sounding deranged, it had me feeling quite uneasy, sad, chilled to the bone yet I was completely fascinated, totally mesmerised and so wrapped up in the story that I devoured it. It took my breath away, it got under my skin and I feel guilty for saying I really enjoyed this book (you’ll know what I mean when you read it).
Dark, disturbing, twisty, mind blowing, unusual are some of the words that I could use to describe this book, it’s so messed up and so unbelievably addictive, this is a story that will be imprinted in my brain for life.
I apologise for this ramble, this review really does not do the book any justice what so ever so I highly recommend you buy it and have a read but it’s definitely not for the faint hearted.
Many thanks have to go to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for the invite and Orenda Books for the copy of Nothing Important Happened Today.
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