Thirty-three missing in the past two months, all without a trace.
Detective Jake Westbrook is overburdened with cases that seem impossible to solve, despite his almost perfect clearance rate. More and more people are disappearing every week, and this phenomenon brings together five characters with no relation to one another as they try to figure out how to prevent themselves from being taken next.
As their search for answers continues, they start to wonder if something more sinister is at hand…
Arrival is a book unlike anything I have read before; never before have I read a book with so much pent up suspense and mystery that compelled me to read the fastest I ever have. Arrival can only be described as the kind of book that is addictive, it is addictive because you will find yourself always thinking about it when it is not in your hands and you will long to read it and immerse yourself in it thanks to the chilling mystery at the heart of the story that will have your mind running wild with thoughts. Mystery novels are great reads but only if they are written correctly; for example, many mystery novels leave too many hints so that the book is predictable, Alex Slade, however, has written a puzzling mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. On many occasions, I thought I sussed the plot and knew where the story would take me but Slade shocked and surprised me again and again and this is the sheer beauty of Slade’s story – Arrival.
Arrival is described as a ‘gripping mystery thriller,’ and these three words could not be more perfect to describe the story. Arrival follows a Detective called Jake Westbrook, and he is notorious thanks to his ability to close cases within a timely fashion, however, a new and striking case perplexes him, and he is unable to solve it as fast as he would like. The case is a chilling one as it is the investigation of disappearances; people, more and more by the weeks are disappearing under unusual circumstances, no bodies are found, and no traces are found. Detective Jake Westbrook must go on a thrilling journey – along with others – to discover what is happening and the result of this is an incredible story that will have you on tenterhooks from beginning to end.
The story of Arrival is quite simply amazing, amazing however is just one of the words I would use to describe Arrival as it is so much more than this. It is a puzzling, perplexing, thrilling and exciting mystery that will have you compelled as well as captivated from the start. I adore mysteries but like I previously wrote, some can be lackluster thanks to the predictable nature of them. Slade’s novel, however, will keep its readers guessing and I challenge you, readers, to guess where the plot goes when you read this excellent book, I would be interested whether you were able to correctly guess the outcome! I tried my hardest, but Slade continuously keeps his readers on edge with his sheer brilliance.
Not only is Alex Slade fantastic for his ability to shroud his book in a chilling mystery that will have readers frantically turning the pages, but he is also a fantastic author for his descriptive writing. The descriptive powers of Slade are excellent, and that is why I am so shocked that this is his debut novel! Slade writes with the talent of an accomplished writer who has written a dozen books but Slade has just started out in his writing career and if his first book is this good then wow, great things are ahead for him.
As Arrival is a sensational debut novel that will thrill, chill, and entertain you, I am going to award this brilliant book, five stars! Arrival is truly deserving of this five-star rating, so I hope that you lovely readers take my advice and read the book as it is magnificent!
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