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The Man on Hackpen Hill by J.S. Monroe

Genre: Thriller
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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About The Book

It isn’t unusual for crop circles to appear overnight on Hackpen Hill. In this part of Wiltshire, where golden wheat fields stretch for miles, the locals have got used to discovering strange mathematical
patterns stamped into the earth.
But this time, it’s different. Not only because this particular design of dramatic spiralling hexagons has never been seen before. But because of the dead body positioned precisely in the centre of the circle.
DI Silas Hart, of Swindon Police, is at a loss.
Only Jim, a scientist at secretive government laboratory Porton Down, knows the chilling truth about the man on Hackpen Hill. And he wants Bella, a trainee journalist on her first ever story, to tell the
world. But Silas has other ideas – and a boss intent on a cover up.
As Bella and Jim race against time, dark forces conspire against them, leading them to confront the reality of their own past and a world in which nothing is as it seems.


My Thoughts

Have you ever seen crop circles in real life? I’ll have to admit that I haven’t, so possibly that’s why they are so mysterious and have an intriguing thing for me. Who makes them? Why they are making them? And, of course, how they are making them?
If crop circles are not mysterious enough, imagine a new one with a dead body in the middle! It starts getting scary, don’t you think?
This had been a very intriguing and mysterious book; with some scientific details to explain the details of how the crop circles are made and some possible answers to them.
But, this is not really the main point of the story but the three main characters that will explain the story; the detective, DI Silas Hart, the scientist that is behind the mysterious circles, Jim and then Bella, the journalist that has to reveal to the world the truth.
If you are guessing what makes this book so addictive is that you don’t know what or who to trust; we try to believe that DI Silas is telling the reader the truth, but the other two? Not so sure! But this is what makes the book so attractive, trying to make your own plots in your head and never know what it will happen next.
I think this had been an amazing read, with a very tenacious and intelligent man that is not ready to stop investigating till he doesn’t know all the facts.
This is a book I would recommend to any reader that is looking for a good case, it’s worth the read, believe me!
Are you ready for “The Man on Hackpen Hill”?


About The Author

J.S. Monroe read English at Cambridge, worked as a foreign correspondent in Delhi, and was Weekend editor of the Daily Telegraph in London before becoming a full-time writer. His psychological thriller Find Me became a bestseller in 2017, and, under the name Jon Stock, he is also the author of five spy thrillers. He lives in Wiltshire, with his wife and children.