First up on TWG is my review of ‘The Choice’ by Jake Cross. As always, thanks to Bookouture for the blitz invite, as well as the ARC of the book.
You’ve got to help me,’ she pleads.
On a wet road in the black of night, Karl Seabury is driving home to his pregnant wife. Suddenly, caught in his headlights in the middle of the road is a woman shaking with fright.
The woman says her name is Liz Smith, that her home was attacked, and that she was the only one to escape.
In a split-second decision, Karl decides to help her to safety. But Liz is hiding a dark secret and now his good deed has put his family in terrible danger…
What does TWG think?
Straight after reading this book, I found myself setting up camp on the nearest fence as it took me a little while to process what I had just read. However, 24 hours after reading ‘The Choice’, the puzzle pieces started to fit together and my overall opinion of the book changed. I’ll be honest, as I was reading I did think ‘what on Earth’ on more than one occasion due to how incredibly farfetched the storyline was. But, despite all of that, I still couldn’t tear my eyes away and, even though it was very farfetched, ‘The Choice’ was incredibly fast paced and full of intensity.
Karl Seabury finds himself in a bit of a sticky situation one evening when he goes to help a stranger at the side of the road. Even though Seabury chose to do the right thing and assist the woman, it didn’t take too long to backfire, putting both his life and the strangers life in severe danger. While the saying ‘ignorance is bliss’ is very apt in this situation, it soon becomes apparent that ignoring the situation won’t make it go away, especially if the threat is now with Karl’s wife and his unborn child.
This book is bonkers, and not in a bad way! The storyline is jam packed with drama, crime, murder, and the odd secret for good measure. It just goes to show that you shouldn’t put your trust in the wrong person, even if they seem to come across like they’re on your side!!
I did actually think that this book was quite clever! So many things kept happening in the book that I wasn’t expecting, and due to the way I was reading certain situations, I had made myself believe one thing, when the storyline decided to change its path at the very last minute, making me think ‘WHERE THE FLUFF DID THAT COME FROM?!’.
I advise you to read ‘The Choice’ with an open mind and not to overthink the storyline, otherwise there would be a high chance of the storyline not making much sense.
Jake Cross surprised me and entertained me with each page of ‘The Cross’ and, even though I couldn’t work with several parts of the book, I was still hooked by the overall vibe and complexity of the storyline and each of its characters. Definitely a win win situation for me!
About the author.
Jake has been making stuff up from a real early age. His parents never believed his silly lies when he was young, so he still has no idea why he thought he could invent a decent story as an adult. But he kept trying, and here we are. THE CHOICE is his first novel, the first of three thrillers to be published by Bookouture, and he hopes you like it. If you don’t, he at least hopes you don’t ask for a refund.
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