I received this book for free from the Blog Tour Organisers, Books On The Bright Side in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Journey by Conrad Jones
on February 24th 2018
Published by Independently Published Genres: Fiction
Format: ARC, Kindle
Reading Challenges: Reading Challenge 2019
One of the best books you will read this year..Outstanding!
A powerful and emotional read. The Journey is THE must-read thriller of 2019.
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.
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 and 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?
It is my pleasure to be on the #BlogTour for The Journey By Conrad Jones Today.
Thank you to Sarah at Books on the Bright Side Publicity and the author Conrad Jones for allowing me take part in this amazing blog tour.
Wow, this book is simply breathtaking, powerful, fast-paced which believe me, you will not want to put down for anything.
I don’t think there are the words to describe this book, it is just everything. A book open to so many readers and a very important one that NEEDS to be read. I love books that really get you thinking and take you out of the little bubble of your life and into what is really happening to other people in the world.
Yes, it is a hard read but that is the point. I couldn’t read it fast enough and the story doesn’t end or isnt completed till the last page with a shocking twist.
Conrad is definitely another author to add to the must-read list and it’s not shocking why his books are loved. Although, this is vastly different to his other books he writes. I think this will always be my favourite and one that will stick with me for a very long time.
The characters in this book are as real as you will ever read and the subject matter is happening right now and has been for decades and unfortunately will continue. You will hear it on the news, see it on social media but you don’t take it all in until you read it in detail from that person’s POV or the many involved.
This is the story of ten-year-old Beb and his family who had an okay life in Nigeria until Boko Haram invade and destroy his home and many towns around him. This is a harrowing tale of being forced out of your home and trying to escape to Europe. His Father, his mother and his two sisters find out, the untrustworthy, frightening reality of the most in unhuman humans the world has to offer. Criminals, rapists, murders, thiefs. But they meet some beautiful people who regain there faith along the way.
If I could rate this 10 stars I would.
An incredibly fast-paced heartbreaking, hope slashing, harrowing addictive real book which will give you many heart palpations along the way.
Well done Conrad Jones.
Conrad Jones a 52-year-old Author, living in Holyhead, Anglesey, which I class as my home, before starting a career as a trainee manger with McDonalds Restaurants in 1989. I worked in management at McDonalds Restaurants Ltd from 1989-2002, working my way up to Business Consultant (area manager) working in the corporate and franchised departments.
In March 1993 I 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 I was deeply affected by the attack, which led to a long-term interest in the motivation and mind set of criminal gangs. I began to read anything crime related that I could get my hands on.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Reading Challenge 2019