Here is the second review of the night. And next week I have a surprise post related to this book and author to share with you guys. And before everything else, I have a message to Rachel McLean:
Congratulation! Happy book release day!
“A House Divided” is a political thriller written by the amazing Rachel McLean, and I’m happy to be able to be a part of this blog tour.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel McLean for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.
Jennifer Sinclair is many things: loyal government minister, loving wife and devoted mother.
But when a terror attack threatens her family, her world is turned upside down. When the government she has served targets her Muslim husband and sons, her loyalties are tested. And when her family is about to be torn apart, she must take drastic action to protect them.
A House Divided is a tense and timely thriller about political extremism and divided loyalties, and their impact on one woman.
Purchase Links – Amazon UK | Amazon US
I’m Rachel McLean and I write thrillers and speculative fiction.
I’m told that the world wants upbeat, cheerful stories – well, I’m sorry but I can’t help. My stories have an uncanny habit of predicting future events (and not the good ones). They’re inspired by my work at the Environment Agency and the Labour Party and explore issues like climate change, Islamophobia, the refugee crisis and sexism in high places. All with a focus on how these impact individual people and families.
You can find out more about my writing, get access to deals and exclusive stories or become part of my advance reader team by joining my book club at rachelmclean.com/bookclub.
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I haven’t read many Political Thrillers and it’s something I’m trying to change one book at a time. And when I saw the blog tour about this book, I knew I had to join in and help out. It was a bit selfish on my part because I really wanted to read this book, especially because it sounded like an action pack, adrenaline and powerful book, and it’s the first in a trilogy.
Rachel McLean wrote a brilliant book with compelling characters and a plot that made me wonder from page one until the very end and I’m still very curious to read the other books. Especially with a female main character that we can feel empathy towards. Rachel wrote such amazing and complex characters that gave strength to the storyline, and because I was so focus in them and the events that were happening I couldn’t let go of my phone until I read the all book.
I can’t imagine being in Jennifer’s position, since I’m not a mom and I certainly am not a politician, but I can relate to her because part of me understands how difficult some decisions are to make, they will change your life and sometimes the lives of others. And that connection was also possible because of the author’s writing style and the feeling she transmitted in each word, each made not only Jennifer but also every other character believable.
As I kept reading the book and start understanding the background and the political aspects that are being talked about, I saw the drama, the fear, the possibility and the struggles. There was even tension that I believe I felt in my own body. And of course there was betrayals and backstabbing.
It was a book with a pace that really was thrilling and kept me at the edge of my seat, it surprised me, it made me wonder, and overall, be scared of our future, because… in the world we live in the events in this book could happen, unfortunately. And the only thing we can really do is try our best to change things, talk about the social problems, open the minds of people to other options, and at least to have mutual respect to all ideas, religions, beliefs and ethnicity.
As a social educator, it’s hard not to think about the new generations, the kids that are going to be our future, and if the world doesn’t get better, open and at least respectful of everyone, what will happen to those kids? We can only have faith in every hard working people that is trying to make a good mark in the world, and have faith that the politicians can finally realize that every action as a consequence.
So, besides being an amazing thriller with all the right components to become a great tv series, or movie, it was also thought provoking to me, and I recommend it to everyone that wants to go through this chilling (and to-real) novel.
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