Saturday, 2 June 2018

The Night Market by Jonathan Moore

That book description had everything to hook me: some kind of strange disease, a FBI secret, a mysterious neighbor... I thought I was in for a great ride!

Well, I didn't go as far as I tough but it was all right nevertheless. The character are well written and likable, the tension was really there and the run to find who's behind everything was great.

Only thing that bore me was that there was maybe too much stuff going around. In the end, the description doesn't give any hint of what is really happening in the book which is more about a big old technological conspiration that about a mysterious disease.

Mia is the key to all the story so the investigation about the dead guy at the beginning and all the stuff with the FBI was not necessary.

Moore mastered the character's hide and seek part with the bad guys and I was really worried about them. His writing is great and does a lot to improve the quality of the book. What misses most maybe for the story is some context that could have help me to understand why Mia is hunted and why people react as they do.

The description 

From an author who consistently gives us “suspense that never stops” (James Patterson), a near-future thriller that makes your most paranoid fantasies seem like child’s play.

It’s late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city’s last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that’s eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He’s pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and then is shocked unconscious.

On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia—who he’s barely ever spoken to—reading aloud to him. He can’t remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he’d been poisoned. Carver doesn’t really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close.

A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller that will captivate fans of Blake Crouch, China Miéville, and Lauren Beukes, The Night Market follows Carver as he works to find out what happened, soon realizing he’s entangled in a web of conspiracy that spans the nation. And that Mia may know a lot more than she lets on.

In a nutshell

A good book that could have been great if the author hadn't put all different kind of theories and conspirations in one story. It's a 3/5 for me. 

Disclaimer: An e-galley of this title was provided to me by the publisher. No review was promised and the above is an unbiased review of the novel.

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