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John Wallace wakes up in his flat to a masked man about to hang him. The man pulls the chair out from under him, and John blacks out. The beam breaks, bringing John to his senses, but the man is still there, so John jumps out his window and so starts his epic battle to survive in Pendulum. John discovers he’s not the only victim of the Pendulum killer, but so far the only one to survive. If he wants to stay that way, he’s going to have to figure out why he was even targeted and what the connection is to discover who’s behind it and how to stop him.

This book was amazing! It was completely different than I thought it was going to be by reading the description, but in a good way. I could not put this book down. The action doesn’t stop from page one. This book is definitely a platform for talking about the evils of everything being connected online and the ability we have to now to say mean things to each other with no thought to the consequences they might have. Since I agree with most of that, it didn’t bother me at all but just wanted to let you know. This book reminded me of the movie from the 90’s The Net. The whole plot centers around hacking, with one person trying to solve the mystery but coming off looking paranoid in the process. Every character had depth in this story as well as the plot. There were no loose ends or pointless characters. It has an amazing story and is well-written, which can actually be hard to find these days. Seems like books that top the best-seller lists are more like cheap thrills. Not this story; this one has meat. The ending left me wanting more, so that’s also a sign of good writing. I hope Adam Handy keeps writing.

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Author Adam Hamdy
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 496 pages
Publisher Quercus
Publish Date 2017-Jun-06
ISBN 9781681441351
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Issue December 2017
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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