Friday 24 June 2022

BLOG TOUR ~ The Siege by John Sutherland


Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The Siege by John Sutherland where I have a review from his latest novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Tracy Fenton from Compulsive Readers who organised this tour in conjunction with Orion Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else has taken part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this review so without further ado, here it is:

Nine hostages. Ten hours. One chance to save them all.

Lee James Connor has found his purpose in life, to follow the teachings of far-right extremist leader, Nicholas Farmer. So when his idol is jailed, he comes up with the perfect plan to take a local immigrant support group hostage until Farmer is released.


Grace Wheatley is no stranger to loneliness having weathered the passing of her husband, whilst being left to raise her son alone. The local support group is her only source of comfort. Until the day Lee James Connor walks in and threatens the existence of everything she's ever known. 


Superintendent Alex Lewis may be one of the most experienced hostage negotiators on the force, but there's no such thing as a perfect record. Still haunted by his last case, can he connect with Connor - and save his nine hostages - before it's too late?

Well, where do I start with this?? I didn't just like it, I absolutely LOVED it. This book is absolutely brilliant and I CAN'T recommend it enough, it had me gripped from the prologue right through to the end, there were some great twists and turns and even some squirm parts too. I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end, the story flowed really well and at a fast pace too like a rollercoaster ride with some pulse pounding in parts. There were parts in the book I could feel my heart rate rising a little and had to remember to make sure I hadn't  stopped breathing at times from the palpable drama on those pages so it's definitely not for the fainthearted. It's an excellently written story, well thought out and researched. I am really looking forward to John's next book already and hope that it won't be too long until it's upon us.

The Siege is published and available on Kindle, Audiobooks and from all good bookstores from June 23rd 2022.