Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Watch List by Joseph Mitcham. Thank you to Damppebbles Blog Tours for allowing me to participate today. Check out my review and let me know what you think!
Sixty-eight dead and nearly 300 injured in a hostile vehicle and bomb attack on a community festival in Birmingham, the country is in shock.
Battling the mental turmoil of the aftermath, Alex, a former Army communications specialist, stumbles across the UK Terror Watch List – he cannot resist the challenge of stealing the list from under the nose of his contract supervisor, Lucy Butler, a razor sharp and headstrong Intelligence Corps corporal with big ambitions.
Wrestling with his conscience and the ethics of tackling unconvicted suspects, Alex enlists the help of famed former UK Special Forces Warrant Officer, Craig Medhurst. Alex struggles to win the respect of Craig’s core team, but together they hatch a daring plan to act on their selected targets.
Can Alex use his charm to persuade Corporal Butler to join them?
The Watch List by Joseph Mitcham is a thrilling story that feels authentic. From start to finish, I was hooked and could not put this book down. I love that the author used his own experience to make this story believable. It gives it a sort of “true story” feel even though it is fictional. It made it that much more exciting to read.
I really enjoyed the nonstop action. “Thrilling” is not giving this book justice. “Breathtaking” may be more like it. I read this in one sitting. I felt compelled to finish the book. I wanted to know what would happen next.
I love this book. You should go read it. I am highly recommending it. Believable, authentic, exciting…everything a reader wants in a novel like this. Check it out.
*I received a free copy of this book from Damppebbles Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Joseph Mitcham served with the British military in elite and technical units for over 16 years. His service not only gave him a thorough tactical and technical understanding of some of techniques and processes employed in his first novel, it also provided him with the opportunity to develop himself, earning a first class honours degree in business leadership by the end of his service.
The inspiration for writing ‘The Watch List’ was taken from personal experiences from the roles that he has served in and characteristics from some of the people that he has served with. Joseph has written an incredible, yet compellingly credible story that plays out in our world as he sees it today.
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