Montecristo by Martin Suter

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My sincerest thanks to the lovely people at No Exit Press for my review copy!

About the book:

Video journalist Jonas Brand is on a rail journey from Zurich to Basel when stock trader Paolo Contini appears to throw himself from the train to his death.

Brand sets his footage of the aftermath of the incident aside to investigate a strange coincidence: two 100-Swiss-franc banknotes bearing the same serial number have come into his possession. Sensing an opportunity to graduate from celebrity journalism to serious investigation, he has the banknotes analysed, with bizarrely contradictory… and fatal results.

Set in the tangled world of finance, politics and the media, Montecristo is a pacy conspiracy thriller full of betrayal and underhand tactics – a sharp and entertaining demonstration of the topical maxim that some banks are simply ‘too big to fail’.

 

My thoughts:

Montecristo is a novel based in Switzerland, which means I’m automatically intrigued as I really enjoy books based in colder climates. It has won accolades aplenty, and after reading it, I can see why! It is a brilliantly written, twisty and intriguing novel.

It follows Jonas Brand, a freelance video journo, who finds himself on a train where a man supposedly jumped to his death. What follows is a brilliant financial and political thriller that I could not put down!!

The supporting characters to Jonas are really well fleshed out, and Martin Suter has done an excellent job. I really liked Jonas especially though. I couldn’t help but root for him the entire way through Montecristo. (Speaking of, Montecristo is actually the name of a film project Jonas had been trying to get off the ground in the novel.)

When Jonas comes into the possession of two bank notes with the same serial number, the pace of the story really picks up and the level of intrigue shoots up a notch. Conspiracy rears its head and Jonas is led into an investigation that could have devastating consequences.

I thoroughly enjoyed Montecristo, and I would happily and highly recommend it! It is so twisty, and unexpected that it grabs you early on and leaves you reeling in its wake by the end of it all!

Montecristo is out on TODAY and published by No Exit Press.

Happy reading! 🙂

 

 

Weekly Wrap Up May 29th

I know I said last week’s wrap up would be short, but I’m thinking this one will be too! 😁 I’m not joking when I say I and WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY behind on my blog posts! At the moment, I have 16 posts and reviews to be done 😱This week was a good week reading-wise, I managed to read 3 books which brings my reads so far this year up to 82! 😊 

I read:

  • Montecristo by Martin Suter 


  • Outside Looking In by Michael Wood

  • The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza


All three were brilliant! I’m on the blog tour for both Robert and Michael’s books, but you can read a teaser review for Michael’s book HERE!!!

Also this week, I featured a post from author Nick Quantrill about Unorthodox Protagonists and you can catch up on that post by clicking the link below!

The Dead Can’t Talk… But Nick Quantrill can!

Lastly, this evening, I got to take part in a cover reveal for Tim Lebbon’s new book, The Family Man and you can click the link below to check it out!

The Family Man by TJ Lebbon

I don’t have a lot of bookish news! Naturally I’ve been adding books left right and centre to my TBR through various means, so I’m pretty sure that my book haul post next week will be quite large! 😂 30 books for turning 30 has a lot to answer for! 😉

I’ve got two blog tours next week too so keep an eye out for them!

  • Deadly Harvest by Michael Stanley on Thursday June 2nd
  • My Girl by Jack Jordan Friday June 3rd

So that’s pretty much it for my wrap up I think! I’m off to the laptop to catch up on my posts! Wish me luck 😂📚