So when I was asked to take part in the blog tours for a new series I was a little hesitant about committing to read and review three books by a new author, after all, what if I didn’t like them? So I agreed to read and review the first two and asked for content to post for the third blog tour, just in case. I’ll tell you now that I kinda regret that, I think that I will be asking them if I can change and do a review for book three too. Thankfully the gamble paid off!
I am often a bit reluctant about starting a new series because often they start good and go downhill or they just mean that I’m committed to reading too many books in order to keep up. There aren’t that many series that I read and follow but something about the blurb for 66 Metres appealed to me.
I have dived before, quite a few times before I unfortunately got the bends (long story but it was because I was dehydrated from being seasick rather than anything I did) but that scared me enough to put me off diving again. But I loved doing it and so I have to admit that I really enjoyed the diving scenes in this book, of which there are many, they felt realistic and the author clearly knows what he is talking about. My dives were more about looking at pretty fish so not really similar to the dives in the book, although I did do a shipwreck dive, but because I’m not a spy there was none of the excitement as there was in the book.
Nadia was a character that I wasn’t completely sure about. Although she was forced into the situation that she was in in order to protect someone that she loves she has a constant battle with herself over whether she was a good person or if she could be a killer. She’s clearly smart and desperate to be out of the situation that she is in but will that desperation cause her to break her own ethics and will she drag totally innocent people into her dangerous world in order to complete her mission?
The book is well paced, there is plenty of action to keep the reader hooked but there are also slower sections where we learn more about the main characters. I really enjoyed reading 66 metres and I’m really looking forward to finding out what comes next for Nadia in book two.
Thank you to the publisher Carina for a copy of 66 Metres. All thoughts are my own and I was under no obligation to review.
The only thing worth killing for is family.
Everyone said she had her father’s eyes. A killer’s eyes. Nadia knew that on the bitterly cold streets of Moscow, she could never escape her past – but in just a few days, she would finally be free.
Bound to work for Kadinsky for five years, she has just one last mission to complete. Yet when she is instructed to capture The Rose, a military weapon shrouded in secrecy, Nadia finds herself trapped in a deadly game of global espionage.
And the only man she can trust is the one sent to spy on her…
About The Author:
J. F. Kirwan is the author of the Nadia Laksheva thriller series for HarperCollins. Having worked in accident investigation and prevention in nuclear, offshore oil and gas and aviation sectors, he uses his experience of how accidents initially build slowly, then race towards a climax, to plot his novels.
An instructor in both scuba diving and martial arts, he travels extensively all over the world, and loves to set his novels in exotic locations. He is also an insomniac who writes in the dead of night. His favourite authors include Lee Child, David Baldacci and Andy McNab.