As always, my great thanks to Anne Cater the mistress of organisation, this is possibly the biggest blog tour ever. Will Carver and his disturbingly brilliant but twisted mind and of course Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books for allowing Will to put down on paper, words that will either strengthen or divide the masses.
A shocking, mesmerisingly original, pitch-black thriller, which, following the critically acclaimed Good Samaritans, confirms Will Carver as one of the most imaginative, innovative and exciting authors in crime fiction
Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But, at the same time, they leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today.
That is how they knew they had been chosen to become a part of The People of Choice: a mysterious suicide cult whose members have no knowledge of one another.
Thirty-two people on a train witness the event. Two of them will be next. By the morning, People of Choice are appearing around the globe. It becomes a movement. A social-media page that has lain dormant for four years suddenly has thousands of followers.
The police are under pressure to find a link between the cult members, to locate a leader who does not seem to exist …
Our Author: Will Carver
Will Carver is the internationally bestselling author of the January David series. He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age eleven, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company and lives in Reading with his two children. Good Samaritans was a book of the year in Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Express, and hit number one on the ebook charts.
‘Possibly the most interesting and original writer in the crime-fiction genre… I’ve loved his books for years’ Luca Veste
‘I’m a little in love with Will Carver’s writing’ Helen FitzGerald
It must be said Helen, I am too.
My Review : Nothing Important Happened Today
I read Will’s previous book Good Samaritans and loved it.
Nothing Important Happened Today is very different but so incredibly good and also unique in structure and the way it’s written. Also featured in GS, as in this book is Detective Seargent Pace, he’s having therapy sessions, after dealing with Maeve Beauman’s case, not surprisingly if you’ve read it.
I have purposefully tried to avoid reading other reviews about this book, its totally blown my mind and writing a review for this has been pretty hard – I know others feel the same and I didn’t want to mix my thoughts by reading other peoples, as I usually would, but – here goes ……….
I feel like I’ve just been on one hell of a road trip, to somewhere I want to return to, but like its a guilty pleasure to do so. I feel elated but violated all at the same time. You need to forget everything else when reading Nothing Important Happened Today – its a story of people’s lives and the choices they make, are they making the right ones, is the question. We think we are but do we learn by our mistakes? We bring our children up to do it this way, not like that. Don’t make the same mistakes we did. Think about right from wrong. How will others feel if you said that or did that?
The Peoples Choice – Are they brave, or misguided and making the wrong choices?
There is a lot of individuals involved in the book – but the main nine are 225-233
225 & 226 – The Lovers, parents of two young boys.
227, 228 and 229 – Are nobodies
230 – A Doctor, who saves people at work every day.
231 – The ungrateful, whose mother died of a brain tumor 2 years ago, still has her father and sister, who both love her, but she can’t control her life, she’s in debt and can’t see a way out.
232 – The Poet, feels he has disappointed his mother and is nothing to his father. They don’t understand him at all.
233 – Young Levant – becomes known as ‘The Man in the light’ whos uncle can think of no reason why he would do this, the Police and media begin to think he’s behind the nine deaths. Until more happen.
Wheres the key factor in all these people’s lives, have they met, how are they linked?
Rarely do we think for ourselves, as Will writes, we can form our own opinions, but when do we ever really come up with the actual ideas.
This book will make you sit up and think and realise, we need to take a look at our lives, at what we are doing to our environment, our families and friends – how we interact, we need to make our own decisions, just because someone tells you to do something, doesn’t mean you have to do it! question it, use your mind, decide for yourself – don’t hang yourself from Chelsea Bridge, or any bridge, don’t follow – use your abilities and become your own person, not an identical member of the crowd. Stand up for your beliefs – but not at the expense of others’ hearts, suicide tears families apart.
Or Call Good Samaritans – 116 123
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