Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver. Many thanks to Anne Cater and to Karen Sullivan for the invite and the review copy of the book.
About this book…
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?
A shocking, mesmerisingly original and pitch-black thriller, Nothing Important Happened Today confirms Will Carver as one of the most extraordinary, exciting authors in crime fiction.
My first thought when I started reading Nothing Important Happened Today was “What the actual ****?!” and my last thought when I finished Nothing Important Happened Today was “What the actual ****?!” but in between those two thoughts was one of the most shockingly original and relevant books that I have ever read in my entire life! And I just can’t get this damned book out of my head! I knew it was going to be impossible to write any sort of understandable review but if there’s so much filling my head why am I finding it so hard to form it into words for this post? I’m going to have to deliver that old chestnut “You’ll need to read it to understand what the hell I’m talking about” and I’m very aware that I’m probably not making much sense but you really do!! This book is like nothing else you have read before! It’s dark, it’s twisted, it delivers a social sermon you need to listen to and it is very VERY disturbing. It’s a classic in the making, a book of our time, a vision of our society that is way to close to home and that’s what made me feel so spine tinglingly uncomfortable whilst reading it and every day since I finished it. If this book doesn’t appear on the GCSE or A level English reading list in years to come then I will eat my entire copy.
Meet the author…
Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series. He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age 11, 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, while working on his next thriller. He lives in Reading with his two children.
Follow Will on Twitter @will_carver