The Minders - John Marrs

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Official Blurb:

Five strangers guard our secrets.
Only four can be trusted...
In the 21st century, information is king. But computers can be hacked and files can be broken into - so a unique government initiative has been born. Five ordinary people have been selected to become Minders - the latest weapon in thwarting cyberterrorism. Transformed by a revolutionary medical procedure, the country's most classified information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads.
Together, the five know every secret - the truth behind every government lie, conspiracy theory and cover up. In return, they're given the chance to leave their problems behind and a blank slate to start their lives anew.
But not everyone should be trusted, especially when they each have secrets of their own they'll do anything to protect...

My Thoughts:

Well, John Marrs does it again with an utterly gripping and exceptionally written book.
When I pick up a John Marrs book, I expect to be blown away, to be enthralled and not have a life for a few days! This delivers on all of those. I couldn’t put it down; it was just brilliant.
You need to have read ‘The One’ and ‘The Passengers’ before reading this one as he references quite a few of the characters and events from these books. I was desperately trying to remember who everyone one was as it was May 2018 when I read ‘The One’ so I was really testing my memory.
This world that he has created is a lovely break from the norm; it is a Psychological Thriller but very different from a lot of the cookie-cutter PTs that are out there at the moment. It is such a refreshing read.
It was great that he referenced the coronavirus in the past tense, let’s hope that one day he is right, and it will be just an event in history.
There are so many twists and turns towards the end, and I was so shocked by a few of the circumstances, and I found myself having to reread the last paragraph I’d read just to make sure I wasn’t imagining things. At one point, I even gasped out loud, and my hand flew to my mouth!
This really was the perfect read and follow-on to the previous two captivating books in this series.

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The Minders
by John Marrs
Date Started
1st September 2020
Date Finished
3rd September 2020
Rating
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