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Summary

High Pressure is a gripping stand-alone thriller from the number one best-selling author of Little Bones and The Dark Room, Sam Blake.

As temperatures soar across Europe during the hottest summer for 40 years, a series of hoax terrorist attacks is generating panic in London. Then a bus blows up on Oxford Street, and the hoaxes have suddenly become real.

Student Brioni O’Brien has been desperately trying to contact her older sister since she unexpectedly returned early from travelling, so when Marissa’s bag is found near the site of the explosion, she fears the worst.

Teaming up with terrorism expert Anna Lockharte to search for Marissa, Brioni discovers that her sister got herself into a very dangerous situation - and now she and Anna could be caught in the fallout.

©2021 Sam Blake (P)2022 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"Blake's strength lies in her ability to combine tough and memorable characters with a deliciously complex and fast-moving plot that never wanes." (Sunday Independent)

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  • 23-03-22

Predictable and uses stereotypes as facts

I read everything Aoife McMahon narrates which is how I found this book. Story is not particularly interesting, depends on old tropes and stereotypes and is predicable. Although McMahon is a wonderful narrator with a beautiful Irish lilt, her American accents have much to be desired especially those of South. Will keep reading everything she narrates as long as the characters are Irish and English.