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Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver
About The Book
Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But, at the same time, they 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 a 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 who does not seem to exist …
I’ll start this review with one advise, something very important happens in this book, in fact, this will be the most shocking book you’ll read this year. But there’s a but, of course, not everyone will like the plot of the book, is dark and uncomfortable, and at the same time original and twisted, so, be prepared.
Let’s talk a little about the story, we don’t have characters names, we have People of Choice, the nine people who don’t have a name, only a number. They will receive a letter that tells them to take their lives, without any question or doubt, they will simply follow the rules of the letters, simply because they want to be part of The People of Choice. They don’t have a name, but we will know more about them, their faults and problems and everything that they will leave behind and, as the narrator reminds us often, they can be your brother, neighbour, friend… so, they are much more than a number, they are humans…
But this is just the beginning, because this will grow so much that the police will start a desperate search to discover who is really behind this movement and which is their real purpose. It takes a while for the detective on the story to appear, but it will share with us an extensive knowledge of cults, serial killers and their deepest motives. Because this faceless leader is much more dangerous than anyone they had seen, it started with 9 but thanks to the social media it has grown uncontrollably.
I was totally shocked but this story, in the beginning I didn’t really know what to think about what I was reading; What can make 9 people after reading a letter commit suicide? They don’t know each other but they take their lives together, weird, don’t you think?
This is a book that will create controversy, but that’s the fun part when reading something shocking and different, don’t you think? So, ready to discover your thoughts on “Nothing Important Happened Today”?
About The Author
Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series.
He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age eleven, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, and lives in Reading with his two children. Good Samaritans was book of the year in Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Express, and hit number one on the ebook charts.