2020 · Blog Tour · Book review

Book Review: The Minders by John Marrs @johnmarrs1 @DelReyUK

I’m over the moon to be on the blog tour for The Minders by John Marrs today, this is a story you have to read.

About the book

Five strangers guard our secrets.
Only four can be trusted…
In the 21st century, information is king. But computers can be hacked and files can be broken into – so a unique government initiative has been born. Five ordinary people have been selected to become Minders – the latest weapon in thwarting cyberterrorism. Transformed by a revolutionary medical procedure, the country’s most classified 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. In return, they’re given the chance to leave their problems behind and a blank slate to start their lives anew.
But not everyone should be trusted, especially when they each have secrets of their own they’ll do anything to protect…

The Minders is available to purchase in ebook from July 23rd and can be preordered now – Amazon

You know when you finish a book and you want to shout and tell the world how brilliant it is and that they have to go buy it? Well that’s how I felt when I finished The Minders. I’ve sat though now for a good couple of hours trying to figure out how to convince you to go buy it without giving anything away and I’m struggling, there are just so many good bits I want to tell you about. I won’t though and I’ll keep this spoiler free.

The Minders is set in the future and one of the things that stood out for me was the references to current day situations making you feel like you are looking back in time. It’s quite a weird feeling but unique.

Also if you’re a John Marrs fan and have read his previous books The One (I hang my head in shame and admit it’s in my tbr pile, I have heard lots about it though) and The Passengers then you’ll notice the references to these books throughout The Minders. If you haven’t though it won’t spoil your enjoyment in the slightest.

Five people are specially selected to become ‘The Minders’ and each character has their own story, they all have demons to deal with and you really get a feel for each of them. I can’t say I liked them all but the way the book is written it’s easy to get to grips with each character quite quickly which I loved.

Although the story is set in the future with technology that hasn’t been invented yet it feels incredibly real, I couldn’t help feeling while I was reading that some of the things could happen. The story is written so well that it really is quite believable.

Fast paced and exciting, The Minders is a story that grips you from page one and doesn’t let go until the very final word. It was twisty, violent, dark and utterly unique, it’s a story that surprised me and left me stunned. It’s definitely a book I will be recommending and one I would love to see on screen one day too.

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