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17 Church Row by James Carol
Source: Compulsive Readers
About The Book
Three years ago, Nikki and Ethan Rhodes suffered a devastating loss when their four-year-old daughter Grace was tragically killed in a road accident. Ethan, a radio personality, escapes into work, leaving Nikki to care for their remaining child, Bella, who hasn’t spoken since that day.
Seeking a fresh start, the family moves into a revolutionary new house designed by renowned architect, Catriona Fisher. The house features a state-of-the-art security system, along with every amenity you could dream of.
For the Rhodes’ this is a chance to finally pick up the pieces and get on with their lives in a place where they feel totally safe.
17 Church Row it has to be the beginning of the new life, because Ethan and Nikki Rhodes need to start fresh, they need some happiness for them and for her daughter Bella. They are grieving the lost of Bella’s twin sister a few years ago in a car accident, and none of them have started the healing process. That’s why they have bought the amazing and technological house at 17 Church Row, designed by the world-famous architect, Catriona Fisher. Everything is controlled by an AI so they should feel protected and safe… ready?
This is the perfect story to read just before Christmas when all the teenagers ask for the Alexa, Echo… all the super efficient home assistants; because they can’t do nothing wrong, only obey orders, am I right? You never know who is really listening or if they will follow your orders completely. I love technology, but I don’t have any plans of having any type of AI at home for now…
Let’s return to the story, you can imagine the creeps that I had since the beginning when Ethan and Nikki (and Bella) moved to the house, I was waiting when things started to go wrong, and I wasn’t disappointed at all! Because, they need protection and comfort, but I am sure this is not the best place for the family to heal… Bella has not said a word since Grace died, Nikki has panic attacks and I suppose Ethan is more or less the one trying to continue living; so when strange things start to happening, who will protect them?
The story is really touching, you feel connected to Nikki and her need to protect her family, she is ready to do anything possible to make her daughter talk again, even when she is not herself either, her need to protect her daughter is something any mother could relate and will feel identified. But the story is not only told by her, we will have a “strange” voice too, that it would be creepy and scary…
This is a book for technology lovers and twisted thrillers, it will keep you glued to the story till the past page; I can assure you!
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About The Author
James Carol is the bestselling author of BROKEN DOLLS, the first in a series featuring former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter. The novel was released in the UK in January 2014 to rave reviews and reached number 1 on the Amazon fiction and thriller charts. In addition James is writing a series of eBooks set during Winter’s FBI days. PRESUMED GUILTY is the first of these. Under the pseudonym J.S. Carol, he has also written a number of standalones. KISS ME KILL ME is the latest.
James was born in Scotland and moved to England in the early-eighties. At various times he has worked as a guitarist, sound engineer, guitar tutor, journalist, and a horse riding instructor. When he’s not writing, James can usually be found in a pair of headphones writing and recording music. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children.