Tick Tock by Simon Mayo

Dramatic and Exciting Thriller

Kit, Head of English at a London school, hears an odd clicking in his classroom.  Rose, Kit’s daughter, laughs when she hears the clicking, because its coming from people’s ears, not their phones.   Soon people start becoming scared, and with good reason.

This medical thriller is atmospheric and hard to put down.  What starts as a good thriller, set just after the Covid pandemic, turns into tension packed pages filled with an exciting mix of fact and fiction.  The fear is palpable, the main 3 characters are likeable ordinary people, and the ending is so good that I wouldn’t be surprised if I start quoting it as fact in a few years – I was that drawn in.   5*s from me!

Little about the plot here, as I don’t want to give anything away.  I did find the timelines at the beginning a little confusing, but when I worked them out it worked really well.  There are no chapters, but there are frequent breaks in the narrative, which are perfect for readers needing a quick pause.

I had no idea Simon Mayo the broadcaster, was also a writer, I am now his latest fan, and recommend Tick Tock wholeheartedly to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in a fast moving and dramatic thriller. 

My rating:  5 out of 5

Set:  London and South of England

Publisher:  Transworld Books

Published:  18 August 2022

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