Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But at the same time, they run, and leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today.
That is how they knew they had been chosen to become a part of the People Of Choice: A mysterious suicide cult whose members have no knowledge of one another.
Thirty-two people on that train witness the event. Two of them will be next. By the morning, People Of Choice are appearing around the globe; it becomes a movement. A social media page that has lain dormant for four years suddenly has thousands of followers. The police are under pressure to find a link between the cult members, to locate a leader that does not seem to exist.
How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?
This is the first book by this author that I have read. Even though it is the second book in the Detective Pace series, it reads well as a standalone. Although of course having read this one, I am interested to go back and read the first one to get to know Pace better.
I have to say that this book is unlike any other I have ever read. There isn’t really much in the way of the police side of things, it concentrates mainly on the suicides. Even the way the story is told to the reader is very different and don’t think I have ever come across another book that I could even liken it to. Which of course has to be a good thing as it makes this totally unique.
Suicide isn’t the easiest subject to read about but it’s done in a way that whilst it did have some sort of impact on me, the way the story is told, it didn’t quite have the full emotional affect of which I am grateful for as I think it would have made for some very difficult reading otherwise.
If you love a high body count, well I don’t think you will find a book with many more than this one. It made it quite a sombre read but one that was compelling. It is dark and twisted and when everything comes to light of who is behind it all, well that just made it the icing on the top. I really enjoyed my first reading experience by the author and will definitely be checking out more.