Hello! Today I’m thrilled to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the Blog Tour for Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver, which is published by the fabulous Orenda Books and available in ebook now (links below).
About the book
Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But, at the same time, they leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today.
That is how they knew they had been chosen to become a part of The People of Choice: a mysterious suicide cult whose members have no knowledge of one another.
Thirty-two people on a train witness the event. Two of them will be next. By the morning, People of Choice are appearing around the globe. It becomes a movement. A social-media page that has lain dormant for four years suddenly has thousands of followers.
The police are under pressure to find a link between the cult members, to locate a leader who does not seem to exist …
Having been utterly blown away by Will Carver‘s Good Samaritans last year, I was really excited to join the tour for his latest book.
Similarly to the last book, Nothing Important Happened Today is bleak, unnerving and brutal. Exactly the same as Good Samaritans, it is also compelling, heartbreaking and brilliant.
“The drawback of a successful suicide cult is the constant recruitment.”
Its tone is dark and the plot blacker than pitch. It is very cleverly plotted, with little nuggets of information dropped carefully throughout the book as it draws you to its stunning conclusion. At the start of the story I wasn’t sure where things were going but the pieces come marvellously together and I was gripped throughout by Will Carver‘s scathingly satirical words.
While reading Nothing Important Happened Today, I felt both voyeuristic and uneasy but could not have stopped reading if my life had depended on it. I felt like I was being challenged, confronted by some uncomfortable truths about society and and how we handle ourselves in modern life or on social media.
I was fascinated by the twists and revelations, including the shocking reasons behind the events, as well as the roll call of some of the most notorious and infamous people of our time.
Will Carver has written another incredible book and one I will be thinking about for a long time to come. Bring on the next one.
Huge thanks as always to Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books for my copy of Nothing Important Happened Today, and to Anne Cater for my spot on the blog tour.
About the author
Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series. He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age eleven, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, and lives in Reading with his two children. Good Samaritans was book of the year in Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Express, and hit number one on the ebook charts.
About the Blog Tour
Please check out the rest of the wonderful bloggers on the tour for Nothing Important Happened Today: