The Interview by C.M. Ewan @RandomTTours

The Interview is a gripping locked-room thriller from C. M. Ewan, the acclaimed author of A Window Breaks and the half-a-million-copy bestseller Safe House.

It’s 5 p.m. on a Friday.

You have been called to an interview for your dream job.

In a stunning office thirteen floors above the city below, you are all alone with the man interviewing you.

Everyone else has gone home for the weekend.

The interview gets more and more disturbing.

You’re feeling scared.

Your only way out is to answer a seemingly impossible question.

If you can’t . . . what happens next?

Kate Harding has applied for a new job and has an interview in a brand new modern office block at 5pm on a Friday evening. She’s very nervous which is to be expected, but when the interviewer starts asking unexpectedly awkward questions she starts to wonder what she’s got herself into. Realising that she is on her own on the 13th floor in a situation that is making her feel steadily uncomfortable, Kate starts to think the interview isn’t for the dream job she applied for but for a rather more sinister reason…

Oh my-what a rollercoaster ride The Interview is! Breathtakingly tense throughout with short sharp chapters keeping you on the edge of your seat, I thoroughly enjoyed this gripping storyline. The setting plays an important part here as the building presents itself as the focal point for all the action from the very first page. I was reminded of the film Die Hard in that respect especially when Kate started looking at ways to escape the situation she found herself in! Plot wise, The Interview didn’t go in the direction I was expecting and there were a few gasp out loud moments for me especially with a couple of twists early on.

This is definitely a fast paced perfectly plotted thriller with the storyline taking central stage over character development but that doesn’t stop you caring about what happens to Kate or others who become involved in her terrifying ordeal. I became completely entangled in the twisty, tension filled drama and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

Chris Ewan is the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of many mystery and thriller novels. Chris’s first standalone thriller, Safe House, was a number one bestseller in the UK and was shortlisted for The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. He is also the author of the thrillers A Window BreaksDead Lineand Dark Tides and the Kindle Single short story, Scarlett Point. He is the author of The Good Thief’s Guide to . . . series of mystery novels. The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam won the Long Barn Books First Novel Award and is published in thirteen countries.

Born in Taunton in 1976, Chris graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in American Studies with a minor in Canadian Literature, and later trained as a lawyer. After eleven years living on the Isle of Man, he recently returned home to Somerset with his wife, their daughter and the family labrador, where he writes full time.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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