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Half-Past Tomorrow by Chris McGeorge

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4’5/5
Publisher: Orion Publishing
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About The Book

Shirley Steadman, a 70-year-old living in a small town in the North East of England, loves her volunteer work at the local hospital radio. She likes giving back to the community, and even more so, she likes getting out of the house. Haunted by the presence of her son, a reluctant Royal Navy officer who was lost at sea, and still in the shadow of her long dead abusive husband, she doesn’t like being alone much.
One day, at the radio station, she is playing around with the equipment and finds a frequency that was never there before. It is a pirate radio station, and as she listens, the presenter starts reading the news. But there is one problem – the news being reported is tomorrows. Shirley first thinks it is a mere misunderstanding – a wrong date. But she watches as everything reported comes true. At first, Shirley is in awe of the station, and happily tunes in to hear the news.
But then the presenter starts reporting murders – murders that happen just the way they were reported.
And Shirley is the only one who can stop them.


My Thoughts

What would you do if you could see the future? Try to stop it or let it happen? This is what this story tries to teach us, is the future changeable or is it “pre-destined”? You’ll have to read the book if you want to have all the answers!
This book has surprised me, there are a few twists that I wasn’t expecting with some very interesting characters; expect the unexpected and much more!
Shirley Steadman, our main character, has 70 years old, she has a lot of regrets from her life, but she loves her volunteer job at the hospital radio station, it makes her happy until the day she discovers a pirate radio station that can predict the future. This will change her days; the mystery to discover who is behind it and how is it possible that they can predict the future makes her days more interesting but full of danger, will she risk her life to save the ones she love? Because the predictions start with small accidents until the first murder… then the police will become involved and Shirley knows that she is the only one that can stop the killer.
I started reading this book because I was intrigued with the plot, also, it was really interesting that the main character is an old woman, so we’ll see small bits of her life and her suffering with her husband and children. She hasn’t had an easy life and is full of regrets, that’s why she is so eager to stop this killer, is like making peace with her past.
I think this had been one of my favorite books this summer; I was glued to the story and thinking about it all the time. If you are looking for a different read, full of mystery and twists, this is the one, believe me!
Are you ready for “Half-Past Tomorrow”?


About The Author

Chris McGeorge studied MA Creative Writing (Crime/Thriller) at City University London where he wrote his first novel as his thesis. His interests are broad – spanning film, books, theatre and video games. He is a member of the Northern Crime Syndicate, a supergroup of writers from Northern England. He lives in County Durham with his partner and many, many animals.