Today is my stop on 66 Metres blog tour and I am here today with my thoughts on the book and why I think you should be giving it a read yourself!
About the book
The only thing worth killing for is family.
Everyone said she had her father’s eyes. A killer’s eyes. Nadia knew that on the bitterly cold streets of Moscow, she could never escape her past – but in just a few days, she would finally be free.
Bound to work for Kadinsky for five years, she has one last mission to complete. Yet when she is instructed to capture The Rose, a military weapon shrouded in secrecy, Nadia finds herself trapped in a deadly game of global espionage.
And the only man she can trust is the one sent to spy on her…
So this is going to be a very odd for me to write but as I like to be honest on this blog, I feel it is only fair that I continue doing that. In that vein, the first thing to say is that I did not finish this book and will probably not return to the book in the future. What is very important to know is that the reason for this is not because the book is bad but simply that it is not the right book for me. But what I do know is that a lot of people, including people who read this blog, are very likely to love this book and so I wanted to share the book with you.
I feel that if I had continued this book, I would likely have given it four stars as it is superbly written. The book is intense and emotional. It truly pulls you into the story and lets you become invested in the story. It is full of in depth descriptions too which really make you feel like you could be watching a TV show or a film. And it is for this reason that I would highly recommend this book to people who love James Bond and films like it. It is full of action, tense drama, deception and a heist of kind.
For me though, it was the real-ness of everything that had me pulling back a little. Some of the scenes were very graphic and detailed and I found it was just too intense for me. Furthermore, this type of mafia story just doesn’t work for me. Not because it doesn’t seem real but because it scares me instead of entertains me. I love a good crime thriller but this type of action book was just too much for me. I am still intrigued enough in the story that I want to read on and find out what happens and this is yet another reason that I know this book is a good book. Thus I would still really recommend it if you like high-action books that are rich in enthralling scenes and intense moments.
About the Author
J. F. Kirwan is the author of the Nadia Laksheva thriller series for HarperCollins. Having worked in accident investigation and prevention in nuclear, offshore oil and gas and aviation sectors, he uses his experience of how accidents initially build slowly, then race towards a climax, to plot his novels. An instructor in both scuba diving and martial arts, he travels extensively all over the world, and loves to set his novels in exotic locations. He is also an insomniac who writes in the dead of night. His favourite authors include Lee Child, David Baldacci and Andy McNab.