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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 15 December 2011
I wouldn't particularly choose to read a novel where the central character is a thirteen year old boy but I am so pleased that I read Three Days to Die. The main character Aaron and his friend, although they are young, come across as real characters - not stereotypical teenagers. They have problems, hopes and fears in their everyday world that compare to any adult.

I flew through this book at quite a lick and that's always a good sign for me, I just kept reading far into the night because the adventure never stops. I particularly liked the part where the boys were locked up in the factory - very descriptive writing. John Avery seems to be able to get under his characters' skins and he hits the emotional button time and time again. The book focuses on themes of loneliness, loss and abandonment at a variety of levels in all of the characters in the book.

So if you enjoy a fast paced thriller with an emotional heart, Three Days to Die is the one for you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2012
I really enjoyed this book. It has a very gripping storyline which pulls you in and keeps you reading into the small hours.
You can easily create an image of the characters in your mind find yourself hoping for a "happy ending". Is there one? You had better read it and find out !!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 14 June 2012
This isn't my usual genre but I thought I'd take a chance (it was free at the time and my Kindle was new!). I'm so glad I read this - fast-paced, not too violent or gory (certainly not gratuitous) and with some poignant moments. Good descriptive writing too, I can easily picture the cannery in my mind - took less than 3 hours to read as I just couldn't put it down. Don't let the fact that the main character is 13 years old, I was cheering him on all the way. I will happily download (and pay for) more books from this author.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 26 August 2012
Once started couldn't put it down good plot and story, you can normally tell a good book by it's first chapter this was excellent kept you wondering what is happening next.THREE DAYS to DIE: A Thriller
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2012
A brilliant easy read. Fast-paced and exciting. I read it quickly and could not put it down. The story line was good. I thought it could have been longer with perhaps the mother being taken. I really enjoyed the book, and the characters were superb. Good descriptive text throughout.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 October 2012
A gripping story that I could not put down. Need to read more stories about Aaron and his friends what else can they get up to. A great read!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 19 September 2011
Having read and reviewed mostly romance novels here, I thought it was about time I had a look at something different. I do usually like a good thriller/action book so I was looking forward to getting my teeth into Three Days to Die by John Avery, part of the Aaron Quinn thriller series.

The plot surrounds a 13 year old boy Aaron who after witnessing a murder is captured and held hostage by the criminal gang. He spends the next three days being dragged further and further into their world of criminal activities. At some point during his capture he almost becomes a validated member of the gang, shades of Stockholm syndrome come through and up to a point, the reader experiences this too. As the story unfolds, you gradually learn more about the gang and how they came to be part of it. By the end I found myself empathising with them to a point. However, this is not the crux of the story, just an aside.

I found the book to be fast paced with lots of action and a plausible plot. At several points I really had no idea what was going to happen next and I found myself feeling anxious for the characters, especially Aaron and his mother. Without giving the ending away, I found it finished the novel off nicely with no loose ends.

I like the style the book was written in but it took me a couple of chapters to get used to the narrative switching viewpoints within the same scene. However, once I was aware of this after a while it wasn't a problem and didn't distract me from the story line at all. The chapters are short and pacy which encourages you to read on and there is plenty of tension throughout.

An enjoyable read which had several lines that made me laugh out loud, my favourite being Aaron speaking to his friend Willy about having to use guns ... "We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2012
I enjoyed this book, I downloaded it for free and wanted something quick to read so started last night at about 7pm and had finished it by about 11pm. I wish I could have given it a five star but it had something missing, and a few pages I found myself skimming the text. I would love to read more adventures of Aaron and Willy and find out if anything happened with Ashley and Michael though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 August 2014
Other reviews for this book said it sounds like a kids book but gave it a try. The story was very fast and easy to read. I really liked the characters and think the author took a chance using a young boy as the main character but it really did work. I will read the next one. Hope it is as good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 November 2013
A great easy read.a book in which you can relate to the main characters.fast paced and very enjoyable.I'm looking forward to the next one.
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