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Top Customer Reviews
Due to its deep grounding in the world of science, this story may, at first, appear to be a book that fits in the long tradition of campus novels, initiated by the likes of David Lodge with The Campus Trilogy (Vintage Classics). This particular style exploits the intricacies of academic life for dramatic effect.But the relation to the academic world is only a pretext, a backdrop used to progress the story. Make no mistake, this is a fully mature thriller.!
As the story develops, we suddenly have a feeling of being lost in translation, as the author exploits what appears to be his own experience of cultural differences between Ireland and the Netherlands, to give his narrative more colour, more spice.Read more ›
I cannot wait for the next Darren Sugrue novel. I highly recommend this book.
We all know that our life is not infinite and yet sometimes in our day-to-day lives, we tend to forget that. Darren Sugrue has written a mystery/thriller based around that concept. While it's certainly an excellently written, suspenseful, engrossing, just-try-to-put-it-down thriller with a completely unpredictable ending, it's even more than that. It touches on the heart break of losing a child, the pain of lost loves and lost dreams and the fears of a domestic violence victim. While your heart is racing from the suspense the book generates, it will also be touched by the emotional impact created. It's the type of book that the longer you think about it after you've finished reading it, the more you appreciate it. What a delight this book will be for book clubs to discuss!
Brilliantly constructed debut from an author I hope to read more of.
I won this book from BookLikes.
Who is the mysterious man at the supermarket? Where does the professor recognize the kid and his dog from, when he encounters them? Whose dates of death has the lead character yet predicted?
Sugrue's attention to detail, the in-depth description of the various characters, the events that connect them, and an intriguing plot twist which I would not have seen coming in a million years, make this a great work of literature. I can not believe it is the author's debut novel.
Additional details such as the author's love for the two cities where the story is set, Dublin and Amsterdam, and for fundamental values such as children and family, are obvious throughout the story.
I highly recommend this book. It will be an unexpected surprise. What will not be a surprise is when we will hear more of this author in the future.
As a debut novel this is an excellent story which grips the reader from the beginning. The action runs along two plot lines in two cities, Dublin and Amsterdam, John and Claire’s grief for their young son which neither are handling well, and Daniel’s pledge to save his former lover, Grace from dying on the day he predicted all those years ago.
The characterisation is excellent, in that Daniel Geller is a mathematician and thus pays intricate detail to everything around him, which helps him discover what is really going on. The ending was unexpected and very clever, leaving the reader with a few questions and a couple of loose ends – I look forward to more from this writer.
My only criticism would be there is a lot of padding which slowed the tension in places. A shorter manuscript would certainly not detract from the gripping story.
I received an e-copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super read with lots of twists and turns that are unexpected! I really enjoyed the story and written is a very readable style. Highly recommended!Published 4 months ago by N.Brodison
Really enjoyed this book. Could not put it down and found myself reading late into the night.
Do not be put off by the mathematical subject, as it does not go into this in... Read more
I could not put this book down. It was recommended to me and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a thriller. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed this book. The premise was interesting albeit slightly unbelievable. The style of writing was very 'chatty', which I like. Read morePublished 6 months ago by riggers
Would have liked a bit more detail about the main characters, how did Daniel meet Grace , how did he meet Zoe? Good enjoyable read just could have had a bit more depth.Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Engrossed from the start. Really good twist which I didn't see coming. Looking forward to the next book. Excellent stuffPublished 9 months ago by lulu
This doesn't live up to the blurb. It sounded intriguing but turned out to be a silly story and not very well written.Published 20 months ago by Tracy W
Loved this book. To date I have read 62 thrillers this year and this is definaly one of the best and it shall stay with me for sometime to come. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ann Dickie