Friday, 16 November 2018

Book Review: Zodiac by Sam Wilson

In a corrupt and volatile society where people are divided and defined by zodiac signs, status is cast at birth and binding forever. The line between a life of luxury and an existence of poverty can be determined by the stroke of midnight.

When a series of uniquely brutal murders targets victims of totally different signs, is it a misguided revolution or the work of a serial killer?

All eyes are on Detective Jerome Burton and Profiler Lindi Childs. They may disagree over whether the answers are written in the stars, but they are united by their belief that a grand plan is being executed...

I was very disappointed when I sat down to read this book, a few weeks after picking it up in a local charity store. I was disappointed because I assumed, from the cover, that this was a book about the Zodiac Killer. How wrong was I? In retrospect, even the cover should have given me a clue. But don't worry, I wasn't disappointed for long.

Zodiac, by Sam Wilson, turned out to be a fantastic crime thriller. Unlike anything I've ever read, totally original in it's premise and with a fantastic cast of characters. Picking this book up in the charity store, under false pretences, was such a good thing.

It's very hard to talk about this book without getting too much away. What makes it so unique is it's premise; the idea of a dystopian future where our class, our job, our whole life is decided by our star sign. And some people, especially those who have been assigned a life of crime as a result of their star sign, aren't happy about it. And all this unrest leads to death, deception and a whole lot of darkness. I loved every minute of it! 

Rating: ****

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