Absolute Proof by Peter James

Paperback – 25 Jul 2019

Book blurb

Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn’t answer the phone call that would change his life – and possibly the world – for ever.

‘I’d just like to assure you I’m not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I’ve recently been given absolute proof of God’s existence – and I’ve been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.’

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences?

This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from bestselling author Peter James.

The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence . . .

My thoughts

This is a stand-alone book from the author of the DI Grace Series. It opens with several seemingly unrelated sketches before the main body of the book begins.

Ross, the main protagonist, receives a call from Dr Harry Cook which sets him on a search to find the Absolute Proof. A search that will be fraught with danger nevertheless he is determined to find out what it’s all about. Of course, if it were true and he broke the story it would be a major scoop. It could be his big break, the once in a lifetime story that would be the making of him.

What could it be? What would make the whole world believe in the existence of God?

However, Ross soon comes to realise that not everyone is happy about it. For some the consequences might be disastrous. So there are several interested parties who want to find out what Dr Cook knows, what Ross knows and want to obtain the Absolute Proof.

This is a fascinating story and one I mainly enjoyed. It is a tense, well written thriller that picks up pace as it moves along. It asks questions and supplies some interesting responses from various characters.

There are quite a number of characters in the story most of whom are not very likeable. I did like Ross although he’s no saint! Of course, you are questioning their motives – are they what they seem? Do they really mean what they say?

I wondered about the ending but this thought provoking book could not really finish in any other way than to leave the reader to their own thoughts.

I think this book will get some wildly differing thoughts from readers but it is incredibly well researched and, obviously, a work very close to the authors heart. It’s a good story and one many will, as I did, enjoy.

With thanks to Macmillan via NetGalley for an eARC of Absolute Proof by Peter James. All thoughts are my own, I have not received any payment for the review of this book.

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Information

Publisher: Macmillan

Paperback: 25 July 2019

ISBN 9781447240952

704 pages

Buy: AmazonSmileUK Publisher Links

Author

Peter James Author – photograph by JAMES CLARKE (permission via Peter James website)

Peter James is a UK No. 1 bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. With a total of 14 Sunday Times No. 1s under his belt, he has achieved global book sales of over 20 million copies to date, and has been translated into 37 languages.

Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career – which also included stints writing for TV and producing films. He has won over 40 awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger and a BAFTA nomination for The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons for which he was an Executive Producer. Many of Peter’s novels have been adapted for film, TV and stage.

Like to know more? Peter James Website @peterjamesuk

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