Sunday 31 May 2015

Chance – Peter Dudgeon

Received in exchange for an honest review.

This is a new author to me. I have one of Peter’s previous books Ticket in my TBR list but hadn’t got round to reading it yet – that has now change, it has been moved up the list and is now sat in the folder on my kindle awaiting me to start which trust me after reading Chance won’t be long!!!

Info from the book:

“A missing convict, a young woman assaulted and killed, an old man murdered in his home. All in different parts of London. With eight million inhabitants, bad things happen to good people all the time.

Only nine-year-old Cassie Janus knows there’s a connection, because she is the killer … in her nightmares at least.”
Now who couldn’t want to read this book, if you like thrillers, crime and books that have you hanging onto every word the author writes.

My review

When I first started reading this book I was hooked, despite finding it a bit confusing at first, trying to remember who the characters were and what relationship they had in the book. This wasn’t because of the style of the writing more that Peter is a new author to me and can sometimes take me a while to get use to how they write etc.

CHANCE is a fantastic book and is centred round a girl called Cassie Janus who has the unfortunate ability (due to being a child) to be able to see what is about to happen around. Trust me when I say if this was an adult who was seeing these things you would be scared out of your life!!!

Cassie experiences visions of future events, and despite telling those closest to her a few are very unsure whether these are bad dreams or a little girl with a vivid imagination.

The book is fantastic and I am at a loss for words as to how good it was without going into too much detail and giving the plot away and I hate spoilers in reviews. Peter is an excellent writer and made the story feel very real to me and had me feeling like I was a character in the book and not sure what would happen with each turn of the page.

I can’t think of one thing that I didn’t like about this book …. Oh hang on yes I can, once I got to 40% of the book on my kindle I was hooked and then on completing the book was left with the feeling of having to wait until Autumn for his next book featuring Cassie Janus to be released.

This is one book that will stay with me this year and one of the best I have read that has gripped me and one that had to be completed. I am pleased to note that Peter managed to get in the Top 100 with this book and that is so deserved. If you want to read a book and like crime / thriller books then this is one for you to take a CHANCE on and read.

I rated this book 5 stars and it is definitely worthy of all 5 of those stars.

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