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by Headline, 15 November 2018. ISBN: 978-1-47225997-9 (TPB)
Well, Adam Hamdy’s Aftershock was one high-octane
rollercoaster ride - if you can forgive me the cliches.
read the previous two books in his Pendulum thriller trilogy – Pendulum and Freefall – I was keen to get my hands on the final part, to see how
he wrapped up the story of the sinister Foundation that struck at the heart of
the UK and USA establishments, and the people who were trying to stop it. And
so, I did.
Aftershock begins with the
trademark Hamdy crash and bang, and the pace scarcely lets up over the
subsequent 500 plus pages. We are back with main characters Wallace, Ash and
Bailey as they try to deal with the fallout from events that took place in Book
Two, Freefall, as they tried to save
the world from the Foundation. And not only do the three of them have external
demons to deal with, but they have to wrestle with internal ones too, including
guilt and the blurring of the lines between good and evil.
you like your thrillers with sympathetic characters, a twisting and turning
plot, never knowing who will live and who will die, then I would heartily
recommend Aftershock. It does have a
particularly satisfying ending too. I would say however to get the full
experience, do read all three in order!
Reviewer: Mary-Jane Riley
Adam Hamdyis an author, screenwriter and filmmaker. In addition
to his own original work, Adam has adapted a number of comic books and novels
for the screen, including the forthcoming film version of David Mitchell’s
novel, Number9Dream. Adam has a law degree from Oxford University and a
philosophy degree from the University of London. He is a seasoned rock
climber, skier and CPSA marksman. Adam lives in Shropshire with his wife and
Rileywrote her first story on her newly acquired blue Petite
typewriter, when she was eight. When she grew up she had to earn a living and
became a BBC radio talk show presenter and journalist. She has covered many
life-affirming stories, but also some of the darkest events of the past two
decades. Then, in true journalistic style, she decided not to let the facts get
in the way of a good story and got creative. She wrote for women's magazines
and small presses. She formed WriteOutLoud with two writer friends to help
charities get their message across using their life stories. Now she is writing
crime thrillers drawing on her experiences in journalism. Her third book set in East Anglia and
featuring investigative journalist Alex, Dark Waters, was published by Harper
Collins/Killer Reads in March 2018.