October 2014 Book of the Month.
Fantastic from start to finish. Real edge-of-your-seat stuff. In the prologue Theresa is spying on a man in a jungle in Mexico. She is spotted and caught by him. Eve, on holiday in an Eco-lodge with several other guests, finds Theresa’s camera, looks at the pictures and delves into the mystery. Murder and mayhem ensue and this becomes a cat-and-mouse tale of survival. There is a constant presence of the ‘mad man’ with no rescue or hope in sight. Fear bristles from the pages of non-stop pace and vivid descriptions; terrific.
Don't Look Back is the brilliant new thriller from Gregg Hurwitz. After the breakup of her marriage, Evie takes the holiday of a lifetime. A few weeks of hiking, rafting and jungle adventure at an eco-lodge in Mexico sound ideal. But what should have been the perfect pick-me-up soon turns into a nightmare. Nothing is quite what it seems. There are secrets hidden that can't be allowed to leave their jungle hiding place. And which their keeper will kill to protect. If she is ever to see her son again, Evie will be forced to find reserves of strength, courage and ingenuity she never dreamt existed. Or die trying. With great pace and pitch-perfect characterisation, Gregg Hurwitz rachets up the tension in Don't Look Back, his exceptional new thriller. Fans of Harlan Coben and Simon Kernick will be hooked from the word go.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
If you are among those who have discovered the professional skills of the American novelist Gregg Hurwitz, you will need little persuasion to pick up Don’t Look Back, which easily numbers among his most tense and involving books. The fact that the book arrives festooned with praise from such writers as Tess Gerritsen, Harlan Coben and Lee Child might understandably persuade you to pick this one up – an action you won’t regret. Hurwitz’s protagonist Eve Hardaway, on holiday after the breakup of her marriage, catches sight of someone she should never have seen…
'Outstanding in every way' -- Lee Child
'Pure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense' -- Harlan Coben
'Tough, well-written, and memorable as hell' -- James Patterson
'Leaves your nerves jangled and your braincells melted' -- David Baldacci
'Thriller-writing at its best' -- Tess Gerritsen
Publication date: 25/09/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||25th September 2014|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Gregg Hurwitz is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Orphan X, the first Evan Smoak novel. He is also the author of You're Next, The Survivor, Tell No Lies and Don't Look Back. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities, he lives with his family in LA, where he also writes for the screen, TV and comics, including Wolverine and Batman.More About Gregg Hurwitz