Suicide Thursday – Will Carver

Eli Hagin can’t finish anything. 

He hates his job, but can’t seem to quit. He doesn’t want to be with his girlfriend, but doesn’t know how end things with her, either. Eli wants to write a novel, but he’s never taken a story beyond the first chapter. 

Eli also has trouble separating reality from fiction. 

When his best friend kills himself, Eli is motivated, for the first time in his life, to finally end something himself, just as Mike did…

Except sessions with his therapist suggest that Eli’s most recent ‘first chapters’ are not as fictitious as he had intended … and a series of text messages that Mike received before his death point to something much, much darker…

Book Info: Page Length: 376 pages. Publisher: Orenda. Publication Date: 24 November 2022

Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series and the critically acclaimed, mind-blowingly original Detective Pace series that includes Good Samaritans (2018), Nothing Important Happened Today (2019) and Hinton Hollow Death Trip (2020), all of which were ebook bestsellers and selected as books of the year in the mainstream international press. Nothing Important Happened Today was longlisted for the Goldsboro Glass Bell Award 2020 and Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.
Hinton Hollow Death Trip was longlisted for Guardian Not the Booker Prize, and was followed by three standalone literary thrillers, The Beresford, Psychopaths Anonymous (both optioned for TV) and The Daves Next Door. He lives in Reading with his family.

My Review:

Three quick facts about Will Carver: 1 – He is a literary genius. 2. I would read anything this man writes. 3. His books are f*cking IMPOSSIBLE to review.

When I received my invitation to join the Orenda Blogtour for Will’s latest standalone book, I said YES automatically without reading the blurb because I have devoured every book he has written and published with Orenda.

When I started reading the book, I did sneak a quick glance at the blurb to prepare myself, but in this case nothing could prepare me for Suicide Thursday. This book is so far removed from anything Will has written to date and it’s dark, so very dark and in certain places too dark, but I do love a book that looks closely at the gloomier side of life.

I’m not going to regurgitate the blurb for you, because it’s written above, but I will tell you how this book made me feel.

It made me feel sad, distraught, uncomfortable and depressed, but this is exactly what Will Carver wants. He wants the reader to feel uncomfortable, he wants to tackle taboo subjects, he wants us to think and feel outside our comfort zone. He wants us to cry, laugh and think and Suicide Thursday made me do all that and more.

Heartbreaking, funny, sad, thought-provoking, clever, original, uncomfortable and 100% Will Carver.

(See I told you his books are impossible to review!!)

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