Monday, 28 November 2016

Pendulum by Adam Hamdy

By Adam Hamdy
Published by Headline (3 November 2016)
ISBN: 978-1472236159

Publisher's description
You wake. Confused. Disorientated.
A noose is round your neck.
You are bound, standing on a chair.
All you can focus on is the man in the mask tightening the rope.
You are about to die.
John Wallace has no idea why he has been targeted. No idea who his attacker is. No idea how he will prevent the inevitable.
Then the pendulum of fate swings in his favour.
He has one chance to escape, find the truth and halt his destruction.
The momentum is in his favour for now.
But with a killer on his tail, everything can change with one swing of this deadly pendulum...

You have one chance. Run.

My verdict
Pendulum is a fast-paced rollercoaster read that I read in one sitting.

This high-octane thriller jumps straight into the action from the first chapter. John Wallace seems like an ordinary man who is thrown into an extraordinary situation when he wakes up in his own flat with a noose around his neck and a masked man telling him he's about to die. But with luck on his side, John Wallace manages to escape. This leads to a deadly cat and mouse chase around the UK and US, with John Wallace trying to find out why he's been targeted.

Pendulum is filled with action and suspense and would make a perfect Hollywood movie! I had no idea what was coming next - and while some of the scenes are a little far fetched, they provided great entertainment. I just had to suspend belief and go with the flow. I loved the plot and final reveal, with various interwoven threads that tied up in the end but left plenty of intrigue for the sequel.

With its twists and turns, compelling plot, violent scenes, short snappy chapters and brilliant writing, Pendulum left me exhausted! I can't wait for the next one.

I received an Advance Reader Copy.

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