Crime Thriller Books: 40 Days 40 Nights, by Wendy Cartmell

Crime Thriller Books: 40 Days 40 Nights, by Wendy Cartmell
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Crime Thriller Books: 40 Days 40 Nights, by Wendy Cartmell

40 days 40 Nights FinalHere’s a crime thriller with a topical plotline: as athletes descend upon Aldershot Garrison for the 2012 Olympics, it emerges that terrorists are planning a major attack. For Sgt Major Crane, the hero of a series of novels by Wendy Cartmell, this means a race against time to keep the athletes safe and ensure that the Games run smoothly.

40 Days 40 Nights allows the reader into the mind not only of Crane himself, but also of the terrorist leader. This gives the book an extra edge, and it’s clear that Cartmell has done her homework. I’ve read a lot of books that attempt to give the terrorist’s POV and end up being tokenistic, but 40 Days 40 Nights really pulls it off, turning what could have been a gimmick into a powerful piece of writing.

As for Crane himself, he’s a charismatic leading man who clearly has the legs to support a whole franchise. This is the second book in the series, and hopefully there will be plenty more. Crane is one of the more interesting new genre protagonists I’ve encountered in quite a while and he’s just one of a cast of well-realised characters in this gripping and memorable novel.

Review by Chris Algernon

Amazon: link

Available in ebook and paperback formats.

40 Days 40 Nights was also a semi finalist in Kindble Book Review Book of the Year 2012


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