Nothing Important Happened Today Will Carver

91hxBIa+XtL._AC_UY218_ML3_ Pub: ORENDA BOOKS

Nine suicides
One Cult
No leader

Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But at the same time, they run, and 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 that 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 that does not seem to exist.

How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?

 

My review

Nine people are chosen, each receiving the same letter telling them where to meet. They all know what they have to do and they gather on the same day, at the same time to throw themselves off Chelsea Bridge.

This is a book with a unique plot line and is filled with dark and at times distressing subject matter.

I loved the way I was pulled in to the individuals that were interesting just by the fact that they are all quite normal. They really, as the book suggests, could have been my friends or people I meet everyday.

If I am honest I didn’t like the narrative, but that was only because you don’t know who is telling the story, I was intrigued by the state of mind of each of the ‘victims’ and often wondered how such people are influenced by someone or something they know little about.

Will Carver is a brilliant story teller and once again has written a book that is twisty, shocking and chilling. It is a modern day fairy tale, because while you think that this kind of thing could never happen, it leaves you thinking that somehow, somewhere it just could be possible.

4*/5

 

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@OrendaBooks

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