The App by Stuart James

4 Stars from me

It sounds like Marty had a pretty sweet life before he clicked on the link from a friend offering the chance to win 100k…

This book offers one of those thought provoking dilemmas, because what would you do?

To save your child, let’s face it most of us would do pretty much anything. But to hunt and kill a stranger, that’s a biggie isn’t it.

I loved that the book showed ‘the hunt’ from both sides so that you really became immersed in the desperation from all parties.

The interactions with Marty and his family were great, with mundane touches in the middle of a life and death scenario.

Overall, The App was a tense, edge of the seat yet fun read at a breakneck pace and I really enjoyed it. It has a similar creepy vibe to Stranded and this author isn’t someone I’d want to be left alone with in a haunted house!

My thanks to and Stuart James for letting me be a part of this blog tour.

Blurb: The App…

Once you’re in, they’ll never let you leave. Whatever happens, don’t download The App. 

* It will come in the form of a link. Maybe in your DM’s on a social media account, the junk folder of your emails or a WhatsApp message from a friend. 
* You’ll be enticed by the chance of winning one hundred thousand pounds on offer every Friday, wired straight into the winner’s bank account. 
* It’s not a joke. 
* This part is genuine. 
* Someone can and will win the money.
* But at what cost?
Marty Benson gets the link sent to him by a friend. So what is the harm in looking?
He clicks it, downloads the app and enters a few basic details. 
A message prompts him to wait while he’s loaded onto the system. 
An hour later, another message. 
* Do not delete the app. 
* Do not tell anyone about the app.
* Send the link to one person who is close to you. 
* If you break any of the rules, we’ll kill a member of your family. Then we’ll kill you. 
Marty is sent a picture of his wife, who is shopping with her mother in Oxford Street.
As Marty struggles to breathe, he clicks the links and watches the most recent streams, realising  what happens within the app.
Every Friday morning, a person is randomly picked from social media. 
They now have a bounty on their head—a death warrant. But they don’t know it. 
Their profile appears on the app’s main page; all their details are displayed. 
Every app member must play the game at least once a month or face the consequences. 
Kill the person randomly selected from social media. 
Win one hundred thousand pounds. 
As Marty watches the terror unfold and everyone streaming the hunt within the app, he realises he has to do something.
But how does he stop a murder when everyone could be the killer?

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