This isn't the sort of book that would normally appeal to me, but I am so grateful for the recommendation.
The Prophecy is a thriller in the real sense of that word, with a plot that is constantly twisting and turning but never loses its urgency or credibility. It has a very contemporary theme and never ceases to feel true to life. Kilgallon has a clear and appealing style that delivers the novel plot with great effect. What I particularly enjoyed was the empathy that the author created with all of the main characters. I found their feelings and motivations rang true, which helped to give the story a rare degree of credibility.
The story concerns a writer whose just completed script for a novel about terrorism is whisked away from him in terrifying circumstances, and then the events in the book begin to be mirrored by real life. A white knuckle journey takes the writer and a number of other characters from around the world on an extraordinary experience, with frightening prospects. I don't want to spoil the plot for anyone, but the author shows tremendous skill in 'suggesting' outcomes from certain scenes that are not quite what they seem.
I often get bogged down with novels, but finished this 500 pager in a few days, simply because I couldn't bear to be away from it, and at every stage I wanted to know what happened next. The conclusion is like a helter-skelter ride, with unexpected developments on pretty well every page. This is a rare 'must read' and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys the thrill of a fast paced story that is closely based on current world events. I can't wait for Kilgallon's next book!