Blog Tour | 37 Hours #BookReview #giveaway

Today I am delighted to bring you my review as part of the 37 Hours blog tour before we get to what I thought here is what the book is about.


After two long years spent in a secret British prison, Nadia Laksheva is suddenly granted her freedom. Yet there is a dangerous price to pay for her release: she must retrieve the Russian nuclear warhead stolen by her deadliest enemy, a powerful and ruthless terrorist known only as The Client.

But her mysterious nemesis is always one step ahead and the clock is ticking. In 37 hours, the warhead will explode, reducing the city of London to a pile of ash. Only this time, Nadia is prepared to pull the trigger at any cost…

The deadly trail will take her from crowded Moscow to the silent streets of Chernobyl, but will Nadia find what she is looking for before the clock hits zero?

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37 Hours is thrilling! It starts right in the action and keeps up a brilliant pace throughout the book. I really didn’t want to put it down at all because I was desperate to find out what was going to happen next. The mix of suspense and action was spot on, I found myself on the edge of my seat on a number of occasions and I didn’t even try to guess at what would happen I just let myself be taken along for the ride.

The plot was really well thought out, I’m not going to delve into it at all because I think this one is best left to experience. However what I will say is that there were no loose ends, everything included had a purpose and tied off relatively nicely by the end. I say relatively because I believe there is to be another book after this one so it couldn’t be too concrete an ending.

The writing style was easy to follow, yet dynamic and even though there were topics in the book that were outside my knowledge base I didn’t once feel like I couldn’t understand something. The descriptions and imagery were brilliant, I could see it all playing out in my head so vividly, it was easy to get immersed into every scene.

Nadia, of course, was amazing both tough and smart but also I found quite relatable. Sometimes in crime/thriller novels I feel like kickass women tend to come across as otherworldly, as if it wouldn’t happen anywhere outside a book, so it was nice to see the importance she placed on her family and that not everything went her way, she had to overcome a lot.

The only little bug bear I had about this book was that it is the second in the series and I was told it could be read as a standalone and I really don’t think that’s the case. Don’t get me wrong whilst there is a lot of reference to what happens in the previous book all the details relevant are given so that you can understand everything, so in that sense yes you can read it without reading the first book.

However, I do feel there were some characters that I maybe wasn’t quite as invested in as I could have been because there isn’t that original introduction. Also even though the most important points of the plot of the first book is included, I found myself curious about how the events played out. So really if you’re going to read this book make sure you read 66 Metres first just to make it even better. I’m certainly going to go back and start from the beginning!

37 Hours has definitely made it onto my list of favourite reads for this year, and I can’t wait to get the next book.


Just to make things even better there is also an international tour wide giveaway to win…

a £20 Amazon gift card

Be sure to check out the rest of the stops to hear more about 37 Hours.

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J.F. Kirwan is a writer for Harper Collins, under their HQ digital imprint. By day he works in aviation and nuclear safety, but at night, during bouts of insomnia, he writes thrillers with significant body counts. He’s an ex-diving instructor, so there is an underwater element in each of his two novels, 66 Metres and 37 Hours. Most readers find his writing has a cinematic feel, as if you are there with the characters. The original inspiration for the protagonist, Nadia, came from Stieg Larsson’s Girl with the dragon tattoo, though David Baldacci and Lee Child have had significant impact on the writing style, plotting and pace. He is currently writing the third book in the series.

You can connect with him on his Website, Twitter and Facebook.


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