Posts Tagged ‘JS Carol’


Published: 13 October 2016
Reviewed: 31 October 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Copy supplied by Bookouture in return for an honest review



Imagine you are having lunch at an exclusive restaurant, filled with Hollywood’s hottest stars.

And a masked gunman walks in and takes everyone hostage.

You must bargain for your life against a twisted individual who knows everything about you.

He also has a bomb set to detonate if his heart rate changes.

If he dies. You die.

You have four hours to stay alive.

What would you do?

A heart-stopping thriller with plenty of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat, for fans of Peter Swanson, Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay.

My Thoughts & Review:

When I first saw this book mentioned on social media I knew it would be a book that I would regret not finding out more about.

James Carol writes a wonderfully tense thriller, one that instantly grabs the reader and is action packed throughout.  It’s the sort of book that holds the reader in it’s grasp, entirely at it’s mercy and leaves them reeling!

The story is well plotted, rich in action and drama.  The characters are well created, engaging and fully fleshed out.  The idea that the plot is set over a four hour period adds to the appeal of this book, it instantly conjures the idea that this will be a racy and adrenalines filled read and for those readers who are sceptical and want to see if it really is possible to plot a story that is set in a 4 hour period I suggest you read this and prepare to be amazed by Carol’s skill as an author.
There are characters in this that are likeable and there are ones that are utterly abhorrent.  For me one of the best characters was the bomber, so cold, so calculating and so fascinatingly fear inducing, there were points that I felt anxious reading this at the unpredictability of this character.  Not knowing what this character would do next added to the intensity and to the frenetic reading pace.    The ending…..it’s just as thrilling as the beginning!

I would definitely say this is a book that begs to be on the big screen, it’s sensational.

You can buy a copy of The Killing Game here.


About the Author:

James Carol is the bestselling author of BROKEN DOLLS, the first in a series featuring former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter. The novel was released in the UK in January 2014 to rave reviews and reached number 1 on the Amazon fiction and thriller charts. In addition James is writing a series of eBooks set during Winter’s FBI days. PRESUMED GUILTY is the first of these. Under the pseudonym J.S. Carol, he has also written THE KILLING GAME.

James was born in Scotland and moved to England in the early-eighties. At various times he has worked as a guitarist, sound engineer, guitar tutor, journalist, and a horse riding instructor. When he’s not writing, James spends his time training horses and riders. An accomplished guitarist, he relaxes by writing and recording music. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children.

For more information go to: www.james-carol.com or follow James on Twitter @JamesCarolBooks


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