Friday 11 March 2022

Review - The Anomaly by Herve Le Tellier

The Anomaly by Herve Le Tellier
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Release date: 20 January 2022
Back cover blurb: One flight. One impossible event. Countless lives changed forever... Everyone on the flight that day had been leading a double life. Blake: a family man/an assassin for hire. Joanna: a formidable lawyer/an insecure woman. Slimboy: a promiscuous, straight rapper/a closeted gay man. When their flight from Paris to New York encountered a terrifying, unexpected bout of turbulence, they all feared for those lives. So upon landing safely, they are happy to put the flight behind them, and continue as normal. The events that follow, however, are anything but normal. For not one plane emerged from the storm - but two. Everyone on the flight that day thought they had been leading a double life. They were wrong - until now. And as they prepare to meet their doubles, they must ask themselves: Can you ever truly be yourself, if there are two of you?

When a flight from Paris to New York encounters a terrifying and unexpected bout of turbulence due to an unprecedented weather event, the passengers are glad to land safely, and be able to continue with their lives - that many feared would be lost when the plane plummeted through the sky.

These passengers were at the hands of very skilled pilots who managed to land the plane safely with minimal damage.

Three months later the exact events occur with exactly the same plane, passengers and crew. Except they're not ... they're duplicates.

A truly unimaginable event.

The authorities have no choice but to intercept the second plane. Fighter jets are scrambled, and the plane is bought to land safely at a secure military base. Passengers are afraid, then dumbfounded and disbelieving as they are told what has happened.

Across the world, intelligence agencies are gathering up the passengers from the previous flight, and preparing them to meet their doubles.

The Anomaly is a challenging read at times, I'm not sure if this is down to the translation, or if it just becomes a little complicated with so much going on. 

One thing I will say that I usually wouldn't about a book ... is that it would make a fantastic movie and I really hope that someone takes a chance on it.

The Anomaly is available via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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