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Absolute Proof by Peter James

absolute-proof-by-peter-james1.jpgWell, this knocked my socks off, as my Nan used to say. I have to add here, before I go any further, that this was my first step into the literary world of Peter James. And, it has to be said, I’m a little ashamed of that fact. *hangs head*

International bestselling author, Mr Peter James’ books are clearly something that’s been missing from my bookshelves. But no more, I rectified this dilemma without delay as I finished the last page of Absolute Proof, I purchased another – more about that in the near future.

So, here’s your coffee, snuggle in your favourite chair *sips her caramel latte* this is my spoiler-free review of Absolute Proof.

I’d just like to assure you I’m not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I’ve recently been given absolute proof of God’s existence – and I’ve been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.

Absolute Proof by Peter James

Investigative journalist, Ross Hunter, famous (or infamous depending on your viewpoint) is renowned for tackling, uncovering, controversial issues in his career, from political corruption to corporate scandals. He’s also no stranger to dangerous threats, always willing to stand up for what’s right not what’s easy. But when he receives a phone call from an old man declaring he has absolute proof of God’s existence, and that he and Ross have been chosen to save the world… well, you can imagine his scepticism, and that too of his expectant wife, Imogen.

With his well-honed curious nature, and look out for the next ‘big story’, Ross agrees to meet Dr Harry Cook, where he produces a manuscript he’d scribed from a direct message from God himself, through a medium. Reluctantly, against his better judgement, opinion that Dr Cook is probably no more than a crazy old man, Ross agrees to read the manuscript. Alas, upon finding the body of murdered Dr Cook a matter of days later, Ross is compelled to take up the staff, beginning his treacherous adventure.

With such a claim, the ‘absolute proof of God’s existence’, it’s no surprise that such momentous news travels fast. Enter here, a spanner in the works; a global household-name pharmaceutical company, a billionaire evangelist, a whoever-pays-the-big-bucks hitman – and the Vatican. Along with a number of other dubious encounters, Ross is on a perilous mission, sending him over the globe to unravel this claim.

There is no doubt that Peter James has done some serious research for this book; by his own admission, ‘a book 30 years in the making.’ Absolute Proof is one hell (excuse the pun) of a rollercoaster ride. It’s fast-paced, with some short concise chapters, from multi-character viewpoints, giving the story a multidimensional feel, with hard-hitting moments that literally take your breath away one minute to making you sit up and think the next. With just the right amount of detail that absorbs you into the page making you one with the plot – there is no escape till that last page.

About two-thirds in I sat and really pondered on the plot, the twists and turns (there are many) on where I really thought the storyline was going, what the outcome would be. After all, what would you do if you were handed the gauntlet to prove to the world of God’s existence, and what would you do faced with perilous hurdles at every turn? Ross Hunter is no way an enviable character, rather an admirable, sometimes foolhardy one, with his tenacious nature, he brings this story to a climactic and extremely clever ending. One I could not have foretold.

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News… News… News! ‘Author Thoughts’ is now LIVE

Author ThoughtsHello, one and all! *welcomes with open arms* Pull up a comfy chair, settle in your favourite spot. The coffee is hot, so let’s chat.

Over the past weeks, I’ve been putting some long-awaited plans in place for the new format for my writer’s Blog, with exciting new content… well, I’m pretty excited! It’s been a long time coming, due to big-world-adult-life-stuff with moving house, as well as an active-four-year-old, it had been put on hold. But, after making a few website tweaks, saying ‘What the hell!’ I’m throwing caution (and packing boxes) to the wind and shouting *grabs a megaphone* – it’s now a go-go-go!

So here, *sips coffee* let me unravel my thoughts to enlighten you on what’s to come. Scattered between my own ramblings (be prepared, there are some random ones), expressing my love for words and quotes, the ever-important book reviews, along with general writing inspirations, will be some guest chats, posts, interviews, as well as a few little extras… *rubs hands excitedly* the odd exclusive giveaway!

One thing I was adamant about, I didn’t want to throw out yet another writer’s blog with how-to content. There are many talented writers out there doing a supreme job, they really don’t need me adding to the pile. But what I did want to give you was something a little more diverse, a little more… well, me. And what I mean by diverse is that this is not only about writers but all creatives. Over the past few years, I have had a great pleasure getting to know and working with some fabulously talented artist from all different fields of creativity *bows down to greatness*

Whether your preferred choice of social media is Instagram, Facebook, Twitter… our media families are full of incredibly talented independent artist, crafters and designers. Who with hearts in mouths, have taken that giant leap of faith, spread their wings and… JUMPED into the whirlpool of small businesses. With this in mind, in addition to the regular Blog, I’ve added a website page ‘Guest Spotlight’ each month with a different creative in the spotlight. Some you may know, maybe some new introductions for you to discover. My mission is to celebrate the creative mind. Showcasing these incredible talents, whether their medium is prose, paint or print.

Be sure to take a look at this month’s guest, Julia Blake, author of the new fantasy novel, Erinsmore.

So, there you have it, the madness has begun… *laughs maniacally* Please don’t forget you can follow my blog, just click the button, and subscribe to all general news.

Enjoy your coffee, see you again soon, Becky x

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Pull up a comfy chair, settle in your favourite spot. The coffee is hot, so let’s chat.

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Where has the morning gone…

So, how’s your morning been? It’s almost lunchtime (11.15am) oh yes it is…

It’s the first day back to school after Easter (yippee) I’m sat at my desk, poised to write…and…nothing! I seem to have lost 2 hours playing *coughs* I mean marketing on social media. Ok, so I’ve updated my website, written a few blogs, browsed Goodreads, checked emails…I need a marketing team  Apply in writing, will pay in coffee & hugs!

However, what I have achieved..and I’m rather chuffed with myself…is my Youtube Channel. I’ve been making all these wonderful ‘Book Trailers’ and needed somewhere to put them…hey presto, youtube. Have a look…let me know what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1K-5ycgeW01nlXERobcTBQ

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