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“Divide and Rule” Review

Hello Friends!

Here is the second review I promised.

Divide and Rule” is the second book in the Division Bell Trilogy, written by Rachel McLean, a Political Thriller, and it was published today, 23rd October 2018.

Congratulation Rachel!

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.

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Divide and Rule e-bookJennifer Sinclair’s fight to save her political career, her family and her freedom has failed. Traumatised by prison violence, she agrees to transfer to the mysterious British Values Centre.

Rita Gurumurthy has betrayed her country and failed the children in her care. Unlike Jennifer, she has no choice, but finds herself in the centre against her will.

Both women are expected to conform, to prove their loyalty to the state and to betray everything they hold dear. One attempts to comply, while the other rebels. Will either succeed in regaining her freedom?

Divide and Rule is 1984 for the 21st century – a chilling thriller examining the ruthless measures the state will take to ensure obedience, and the impact on two women.

Purchase Links – Amazon US | Amazon UK

Author Bio

A House Divided - rachel mcleanI’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.

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My Review

P1070048This is the second book in the Division Bell Trilogy and having read the first book I recommend you read the books in order, because that way you get a fuller experience of the series and can understand why the main character is in the situation she’s in on the second book. And for that I won’t go into many details of this book.

This book follows the first novel and the repercussions that Jennifer’s actions and all that had unfold. She’s now on the British Values Centre, and know more about this institution gave chills. I know the book is fiction, but it sounds so real that it almost scares me, and with this Centre it felt the same. It was a sinister place and it made the book even more thrilling that the plot already set it up to be.

P1070063This book made me connect even more with Jennifer and hope she could be free without losing her own values and beliefs. And like in the previous one it was thought-provoking and with the setting and descriptions it was scary how real it felt because it made me wonder about our real world and the very likely possibility that there is some group that is doing things similar to those that happen in this book.

Even though I’m not still 100% into political thrillers I still fell I will read any book that Rachel McLean writes, because her writing style, the way she unfolds the plot for us and the descriptions and characters she creates, made me love the book despite the genre. And I recommend this series to everyone.

Like I said before, I’m not giving out much in this review, but keep this in mind: It’s thrilling, it’s suspense-y, it’s mind-blowing because of real it felt in my mind, and you will definitely question a lot of things because of what you are about to read in this trilogy.

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