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?
Wow. That’s quite a blurb, isn’t it?
And I’m more than happy to confirm that the book lives up to it in every way.
PR Account Manager Kate Harding is invited for an interview at 5pm on Friday at the premises of Edge Communications. It’s an exciting opportunity to move up to bigger and brighter things, and despite the late appointment, she jumps at the chance. She’s shown into the building and past the bubbly team into the conference room where she’s to be interviewed. Except there’s a different interviewer than she was expecting. And whilst the questions start off easy, they very quickly take a turn, and we’re suddenly locked in a very different situation than she was expecting.
I absolutely tore through this book (metaphorically, no ripped pages here) in a single evening. It’s the very epitome of a page-turner thriller, and whilst the term ‘unputdownable’ is bandied about a lot, it was quite literally the case here.
It was so gripping that I finished the book only to find the cup of tea I’d made for myself before I started was now absolutely stone cold.
Yeah, it’s that good. Make you forget your cuppa good.
I’ve been a big fan of Chris Ewan’s books for some years now, so I felt like I’d be in pretty safe hands here, and I was not disappointed. Cracking plot, nicely ramping up the tension from the off, great characters and a neat ending make this an easy recommend.
So, I’m recommending it – if you like your thrillers fast and furious, this book is for you. Splendid stuff.
The Interview by C.M. Ewan is published by Macmillan and is out now.
Many thanks to the publisher for the advance copy of the book to review, and to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part in the blog tour.