Monday, 8 June 2020

No Signal by Jem Tugwell Blog Tour

Before being asked to join this blog tour I will admit that I had never heard of Jem Tugwell, let alone read one of his book.

This was a situation I rectified ASAP by reading the first in his iMe, Proximity.

I was hooked immediately!

I loved the concept of this book, futuristic, it really makes you think about what the world could become with all the use of technology. A glimpse into what our futures could be like?

And then came No Signal, the thrilling second book ...

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Serge says it’s the ultimate Augmented Reality game. He’s chosen his Ten carefully - the reckless, driven and strong. He tests them. Ten become Four.

DI Clive Lussac wants to fight the system that controls everything, but he’s ill and losing the people closest to him. In the middle of eco-protests, he’s lost four tourists.

As Clive’s world unravels, he and his partners DC Ava Miller and DS Zoe Jordan race to find the tourists and the true reason behind the game. It may already be too late.

Having read the first in the series, which you could as a stand-alone book, I can say with confidence that the second book is even better.

It's like the author has really perfected what was already a rather good concept.

In this novel, DI Clive Lussac is back, a different case but still the same realism behind it.

This time there seems be more of a political feel behind it all but it didn't take away from the story, in fact it enhanced the emotions that ran through it.

A CONTROLLED POPULATION
The UK has embedded technology - iMe.
It knows where you are... all the time. It controls what you eat.
It has eradicated crime and made everyone healthy.

A DEVASTATED WORLD
The world is on the brink.
The Government talks but doesn’t act.
It thinks it’s safe.

TIME FOR CHANGE
Who will ignite it?
Who has the determination to see it through?
What will be sacrificed for the cause?

The plot again, was clever, intriguing and utterly unique.

iMe is meant to be full proof, no one can have a private life anymore so when four tourists suddenly lose their signals, a lot of questions are raised.

How has this happened?

Why has it happened?

And just where are these tourists now?

It's a race against time for Lussac and his team as they struggle themselves with the overriding control that iMe has on their lives.

A breathtaking follow-up novel to ‘Proximity’.

It's hard to say much without giving away certain elements of the book.

So I'll just say this...

Tugwell does a an amazing job of blending in the future with the present because lets be honest, there are many of us that take issue with our government now when it comes to privacy and control as well as the idea that big brother is watching you (we've all had those ads pop up on our social media after talking about something haven't we).

As I said at the beginning, these books read well as stand alones however the author has segued nicely into a third book, which I for one am seriously looking forward to.

Some online Buying links:

Amazon UK : https://amzn.to/3ddgY8j
Amazon US : https://amzn.to/2y5qJ9E
Amazon CA : https://amzn.to/2VPwYHx
Amazon Australia : https://amzn.to/2WcgE2z
Kobo : https://bit.ly/3f7eNog
Google : https://bit.ly/3aOa4ok
B&N : https://bit.ly/2YohFXZ
Apple : https://apple.co/3bMbeBX
Goodreads link : https://bit.ly/2WbnhSN

For more insights and reviews about No Signal, join the rest of the blog tour outlined below:

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And if this tour wasn't good enough, you also have a chance to win a signed copy of the book (UK residents only).


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