Saturday, June 26, 2010

Switch: Book Review & Giveaway

About The Book:

How far will one man go to save the people he loves most?

Sam White is an out-of-work actor, making a living as a security guard in a shopping mall. He returns home one night to find his house blown up and two body bags being removed from it. He assumes the bodies are those of his wife and daughter, until he receives a call from a man saying they are alive, but will only be spared if Sam follows instructions and completes the increasingly violent tasks set out for him.

When he meets Zack Parker, also a victim of the kidnapper, they realize their pasts are connected, and the two of them must race against time to discover the identity of their sadistic tormentor—staying one step ahead of the police—to save their families.
Set in Portland, Oregon, featuring the spooky and labyrinthine tunnels underneath the city, this is a fantastically commercial, brilliantly paced read from a debut author.

About The Author:

Grant McKenzie is a Scottish-born writer living in British Columbia. He began his writing career at the Calgary Sun covering the “Dead Body Beat.” His short stories have appeared in Out of the Gutter and Spinetingler magazines. His debut novel, Switch, was published in Germany and the U.K. in 2009.

My Review:

If you want to read a thriller that will take you on more twists and turns than a roller coaster, you must read Grant McKenzie's debut novel, Switch. This book had me wondering what was going to come next, with every turn of a page. A very intense, fast-paced, high-emotion and intense psychological thriller that you will not put down until the last page.

A warning though, there are some very disturbing crime scenes and a fair amount of foul language, so if you dislike those in your readings, then you will not want to read this book.

However, with a writing style that is crisp and reminiscent of crime writers like Patterson and Grisham, along with a great group of characters, this is a fantastic debut novel. I look forward to reading more from Mr. McKenzie.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!


BUY IT: Switch by Grant McKenzie will be available to purchase August 2010 from Penguin Books Canada  -  it will also available through your favorite, local bookseller

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  7. Appreciate the review. I love debut novels and would love to add this one to my library of good books to read. Thanks for the chance,

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  22. What a nightmare that this could actually happen to someone! I would love to try to read this story that seems to be filled with twists and turns. I love a good thriller.

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