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Deep State Reader Reviews

Deep State

Elizabeth Anne Rhodes

Mind stopping, heart racing - you'll love the tension on every page. Brilliantly written, and you're with Hayley every step of the way.

Heart-stopping almost from page one. You're with Haley on every page - talking to her, warning her, worrying for her. You won't want to put this book down until you've finished it. An absolutely brilliant book all the way through. Fast, energetic, amazing - and the twist at the end is something you would never in a million years, guess before it's revealed to you. The sort of book you would recommend to friends who love fast-paced writing.

Annie Day

A gripping political thriller with a feisty female protagonist - don’t underestimate Hayley Chill!

Deep State is an engaging political thriller set in the White House. Hayley Chill, a young military veteran, joins the White House as an intern. However, she soon becomes aware of the dangerous undercurrents of subterfuge within the Secret Service and the White House itself. After Hayley discovers the body of the murdered White House Chief of Staff she inadvertently finds herself at the centre of a dangerous power struggle and an even more alarming plot.

I enjoyed reading Deep State, though would say to any reader that you need to continue right to the very end! If this book was made into a film I would definitely see it.

This isn’t a genre that I read very often and I felt that Chris Hauty achieved a great balance of tension, intrigue, interesting characters and a good plot with minimal violence.


Pauline Braisher

Well written, with a fast-paced plot, this is a book you will want to stay up to finish.

This book is a rare combination of excellent writing and a cracking story. It's written in the present tense and this, coupled with the concise writing, gives the plot a sense of urgency. What I particularly like is the way the author projects forward, using the future tense, in order to explain what happens to some of the main characters. The heroine, Hayley, is enigmatic, but although she is a woman of few words, her character comes through. If I have any criticism of this book, it is that some of the characters are two dimensional but that did not detract from my enjoyment. The author grabs the reader's attention at the beginning of the book and takes you on a roller coaster journey. It's one of those books you will stay up to finish.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471185618
Publication date: 23rd January 2020
Author: Chris Hauty
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, Debuts, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Political Thrillers, Star Books,
Categories: Political / legal thriller,