Subject 375

Book Title: Subject 375

Author: Nikki Owen

Publisher: MIRA

Publication Date: June 2nd 2016

Genre(s): Mystery & Thrillers, Crime, General Fiction (Adult)

Pages: 384

Format Received: ARC (eBook)

Goodreads: What to believe. Who to betray. When to run. Plastic surgeon Dr. Maria Martinez has Asperger’s. Convicted of killing a priest, she is alone in prison and has no memory of the murder. DNA evidence places Maria at the scene of the crime, yet she claims she’s innocent. Then she starts to remember … A strange room. Strange people. Being watched. As Maria gets closer to the truth, she is drawn into a web of international intrigue and must fight not only to clear her name but to remain alive. With a protagonist as original as The Bridge’s Saga Noren, part one in the Project trilogy is as addictive as the Bourne novels.

My Review: I would like to thank Netgalley, Harlequin UK Limited, Mira, Blackstone Publishing and Nikki Owen for allowing me the opportunity to read an ARC of Subject 375 (previously named The Spider in the Room). I can confirm that I chose to read this ARC and all opinions in this review are my own and are completely unbiased.

What an amazing, trailblazing, on the edge of your seat read!! If you’ve seen or are a fan of the TV series Blind spot, you will adore this book. It is very close to the story behind this.

Can you imagine living a life in which your every move has been monitored by an organisation nobody knows anything about? Are you imagining it? Yes?!?! No?!?! Well this is what happens to the main character, Dr Maria Martinez in Subject 375. It’s scary, it’s petrifying and what adds to the mix is the fact the character has Asperger’s Syndrome.

Nikki Owen has written a fresh and exciting novel that I found difficult to put down and I know that that is a much heard cliché but hey it’s the truth … well done Nikki!!!! And as it’s the first in the Project Trilogy, I cannot wait to read the others.

With a mixture of many a genre including conspiracy, mystery and murder there is plenty in this novel to keep you on the edge. With each page turned, the anticipation of what is to come next will have you hooked.

About the Author: Selected as an Amazon Rising Star in Debut Fiction, Nikki Owen is a writer and columnist. For as long as she can remember, Nikki has always written fiction. Aged 5, she re-wrote Thumbelina (with paint & scribbles); at 14, won a competition for a book jacket and blurb design judged by Quentin Blake; at 27, was long-listed for a BBC Talent script for Casualty; and at 34, was short-listed for a Guardian travel writing competition. In February 2013, Nikki was awarded third place in the Wotton-Under-Edge Arts and Literature Festival Short Story Competition. In between, Nikki gained a BA (Hons) in International Business Studies and Spanish, spending a year in Spain and studying at the acclaimed University of Salamanca – the same city where her protagonist of the acclaimed The Project trilogy, Dr Maria Martinez, hails from. Nikki writes for the Gloucestershire Gazette, commenting on politics and society issues, and has been a columnist for the Citizen and Echo newspapers and Weekend magazine, commenting on popular culture. Previously, Nikki has been a Marketing Manager, Head of Copywriting for an advertising agency, plus a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol.
Born in Dublin, Nikki now lives in Gloucestershire with her family. For more information about Nikki Owen, visit her website.


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