Book Review

Just – Jenny Morton Potts

I have been waiting (im)patiently, but it is finally my stop on the blog tour for Just by Jenny Morton Potts. If everyone has their beverage of choice, let’s get started. Make sure you read it all because there is a lovely little giveaway tucked at the bottom of the page.

BLURB:

How far would you go to save a life?

On golden Mediterranean sands, maverick doctor Scott Langbrook falls recklessly in love with his team leader, Fiyori Maziq. If only that was the extent of his falling, but Scott descends into the hellish clutches of someone much more sinister.

‘Just’ is a story of love and loss, of terror and triumph. Set in idyllic Cambridge and on the shores of the Med and Cornwall, our characters fight for their very lives on land and at sea.

An unforgettable novel which goes to the heart of our catastrophic times, and seeks salvation.

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REVIEW:

I’m not going to lie, this isn’t the easiest review that I have ever written, simply because it is difficult to say too much without giving anything away, and I do always try to keep my reviews spoiler free. There is nothing worse, in my opinion, than reading a review that gives away the twist at the end of the book. What I can say is that this book was a real eye-opener for me regarding the situation in Libya, the corruption within so-called aid agencies, and the brutality doled out by people smugglers. These are all such important issues in today’s world, and Jenny Morton Potts brings them to the reader’s attention in a way that will ensure a heightened interest moving forward.

The book is written in a very disjointed style, jumping around through a variety of locations and skipping through time periods. At times it felt like there was information that was missing and I found I was skipping back in case I had missed something. However, as I continued to read, I started to feel that this style of writing and exclusion of some details was a deliberate act on the part of the author, as it kept you as much in the dark as the characters were themselves. Really, it was quite genius as it prevented me from spending the whole book second-guessing how it was going to end, which I frequently do in thrillers, and instead left me experiencing the same whirlwind of emotion as the characters did.

In terms of the characters themselves, there were one or two that I struggled with a little, but I will leave you to work out who, rather than skew your judgement or give anything away. One thing I will say though is that I loved loyal, devoted Fin and his tree-house in the woods.

I wish there was more I could tell you, but really, you just have to read it for yourself.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Just - jennyJenny is a novelist, screenplay writer, and playwright. After a series of ‘proper jobs’, she realized she was living someone else’s life and escaped to Gascony to make gîtes. Knee deep in cement and pregnant, Jenny was happy. Then autism and a distracted spine surgeon wiped out the order. Returned to wonderful England, to write her socks off.

Jenny would like to see the Northern Lights but worries that’s the best bit and should be saved till last. Very happily, and gratefully, settled with the family. She tries not to take herself too seriously.

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GIVEAWAY:

Win  5 x e-copies of Just by Jenny Morton Potts (Open Internationally)

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Many thanks to Jenny Morton Potts, and to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, and for providing me with a copy of the book. If you would like to read more about this book, why not head over to some of the other blogs on the tour.

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