One of the best books you will read this year..Outstanding!
I have read many Conrad Jones books…for me this is his masterpiece… A stunning story…
This is Conrad Jones at his best… An outstanding well written story…
An emotional rollercoaster. Unputdownable
This is nothing like anything Conrad has written before. However it’s equally as excellent, if not better, as all his other books.
What an amazing story, my heart was in my mouth all the way through, the literary world is all the richer because of you Mr Jones I salute you sir
Sad, moving, emotional, at times uplifting….a horrible reflection of the cruelty of this world. But a story that needed to be told and must be read. Highly recommended
The gripping story of a young boy and his family, driven from their home by war and indiscriminate violence. Like millions of others, they attempt the treacherous journey across their war-torn continent, trying to reach the safety of Europe.
The truth is, Europe doesn’t want them and thousands die every month at the hands of thieves and profiteering men to whom life is cheap. Kalu believes that he can lead his family to safety, he has planned for this. They have money, a plan and Kalu is, after all, the smartest man in Monguno.
The story is fast-paced, at times funny, at times heart-breaking but it will pull you along at 100 miles an hour. It will make you think, it will make you question your perceptions. Most of all it will make you ask, if your family was in peril, what would you do?
This is a very different book to what I had expected – but in such a good way – it is probably one of the best books that I have read this year!
I loved the storyline and started the book with an open mind, I wasn’t 100% sure what the book would be like but I am so glad that I have read it.
It is definitely a book that makes you think. The plot line is superb and the characters are brilliant and really help carry the story forward. I was completely addicted to it and found it very hard to put the book down.
No hesitation n giving this one 5 stars – a brilliant read!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Conrad Jones is a 50-year-old Author, originally from a sleepy green-belt called Tarbock Green, which is situated on the outskirts of Liverpool. He spent a number of years living in Holyhead, Anglesey, which he classes as his home. He worked in management at McDonalds Restaurants Ltd from 1989-2002, working his way up to Business Consultant (Area Manager) working in the corporate and franchised departments.
On March 20th 1993 he was managing the Restaurant in Warrington`s Bridge St when two Irish Republican Army bombs exploded directly outside the store, resulting in the death of two young boys and many casualties. Along with hundreds of other people there that day he was deeply affected by the attack, which led to a long-term interest in the motivation and mind set of criminal gangs. He began to read anything crime related that he could get his hands on and links this experience with the desire to write books on the subject.
He signed a three book deal with London based publishers, Thames River Press. The Alec Ramsey series is now 7 books long with an average of 4.8 stars from over 2000 reviews. Conrad has also written The Soft Target series, which has received critical acclaim.