A Knock at the door – Book Review
I was waiting patiently for the latest Victor novel from author Tom Wood as we didn’t see anything in 2019. 2020 I thought was the year for a new book like Jack Reacher, Victor was going to be the main crime character for the year. (If you are not sure who Victor is, then please have a look here)
Alas all was not how 2020 was panning out – first author Tom Wood said Victor would not be back to 2021, then he announced a new book totally different from his series. A Knock at the door is a stand alone book by Tom Woods’ other new name T.W.Ellis. The main character is a lady who is suffering from depression/anxiety.
Is the Book any good?
The novel starts off like a movie – the main characters husbands goes off on a business trip, she says goodbye and then a few minutes later there is a knock at the door. The main character presumes this is the husband again who has forgotten something before his trip. When she opens the door she is surprised to see two FBI agents staring back at her.
This one act of answering the door takes our main character on a journey / labyrinth into a series of events that leave you feeling sorry for her. Can she make it out of this world alive?
I read this book in a couple of days as I wanted to see what was going to happen, each chapter had a fast pace to it and twist. Like Jack Reacher books, Tom Wood really introduces the background characters well, so that you get to know them which enhances your grasp of the plot. Tom also creates the landscape well so you can picture what is happening in the scenes.
The main character is a million miles away from the Victor character we know from Tom Woods previous books. This character is nervy, second guessing and in reality a wreck whereas Victor is the calm, cool calculated guy, who plans ahead. Like Jack Reacher, plans are in place well before the actual events infold. Here though, Tom Wood has created a main character that is flying by the seat of her pants, trying to get through each hour and each day if she can. Add into this the anxiety and emotional state she lives with, you can really sense the angst as you read through the novel.
I found it fun reading this book and the twists throughout the chapters kept you guessing all the way through. Not like any Jack Reacher novel or any of the Victor series but something totally different which I think Tom Wood wanted to do.
I’m not going to give away any plot details but just to let you know the ending is not quite what you think, so I would definitely recommend this book.