As soon as I saw the cover for Will Carver’s Nothing Important Happened Today, I was intrigued: Nine suicides. One cult. No leader. Then I read the blurb:
Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But at the same time, they run, and leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today.
That is how they knew they had been chosen to become a part of the People Of Choice: A mysterious suicide cult whose members have no knowledge of one another.
Thirty-two people on that train witness the event. Two of them will be next. By the morning, People Of Choice are appearing around the globe; it becomes a movement. A social media page that has lain dormant for four years suddenly has thousands of followers. The police are under pressure to find a link between the cult members, to locate a leader that does not seem to exist.
How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?
I was hooked and I hadn’t even turned the first page. And when I did, I didn’t want to put it down. Will has a way of grabbing your interest and then some. Talk about a complete and utter page turner. It’s not often you read an original and unique novel, but Will seems to have got it spot on.
You need to be ready for dark twists, for brutal honesty. This is no gentle read. But you will care for the characters, you will have your heart in your mouth, you will wonder how it’s going to end.
At first, I thought this was Will’s debut book, but I was thrilled to find out he has written others. They’re certainly on my TBR pile.