How far would you run to escape your past?
For eight strangers in a Los Angeles backpacking hostel, even the other side of the world isn’t far enough.
The craving for a new identity and the chance to start again is something they have in common. But the search for a fresh start isn’t as easy as they’d imagined.
And they soon discover that it doesn’t matter where you are or who you are – if you can’t lay the past to rest, coincidence, fate and deception have a way of catching up with you when you least expect it.
I absolutely loved this book, loved it, loved it, loved it. Oh yeah did I mention how much I love this book?
I first came across this author in The Book Club as everyone was raving about his first book The Wronged Sons which I enjoyed but have got to say Welcome To Wherever You Are just blew me away.
2015 is proving to be a great year for books as I’ve already read quite a few books already this year that are firm favourites and this one has just flown up there with them.
Welcome To Wherever You Are is a story mainly based in a hostel and focuses on the guests and the staff that work there. The story flicks between each character in their past and present lives. Even though it is quite a fast paced story and flicks back and forth and jumps to different people, it is really easy to keep up with and read.
The opening chapter of this book as with John’s first book just grabbed me straight away after that I was hooked and couldn’t put it down until I had read it all.
There are some great characters in this book, my favourites being Tommy, Savannah and Nicole, I loved the strength and vulnerability that each of these characters portrayed.
The storyline is just a brilliant idea and unlike any other books I have read, the second half of this book has so many twists and turns that by the end I felt like the author had taken me on an emotional roller coaster ride.
Welcome To Wherever You Are is a fantastic story and a must read.
Many thanks to The Book Club and the author for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
I have awarded this book 5/5 stars.