This month we have reviewed one of the best new suspense, mystery and thriller writers.
Born in Sydney, Australia and raised in England and Brunei, Tom Barber has always had a passion for writing and story-telling. He graduated from Nottingham University in 2009 with a 2:1 BA Hons in English Studies. Tom moved to New York City and completed the 2 Year Meisner Acting training programme at The William Esper Studio, furthering his love of acting and screen-writing. Upon his return to the UK in late 2011, Tom set to work on his debut novel, Nine Lives, which has since become a five-star rated Amazon UK Kindle hit. The following books in the series, The Getaway, Blackout, Silent Night, One Way, Return Fire, Green Light and Last Breath have been equally successful, garnering five-star reviews in the US, UK, France, Australia and Canada. The Sam Archer series has sold over 51,000 books worldwide. Tom spends most of his time back and forth between the US and the UK. Tom loves movies and good thrillers and hates coffee and bad weather.
Nine Lives – May 2012
It’s New Year’s Eve.
A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next forty-eight hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike, but they lose contact with their inside man. The cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London. The best Counter-Terrorist teams in the country are told to take them down before it’s too late.
One Way – May 2013
NYPD Detective Sam Archer is on his way home on a Sunday afternoon in New York City. He’s been out of the field for over three months due to a broken ankle and a nasty case of pneumonia, but has just been given the all clear to get back out there again, starting tomorrow. Archer takes a seat on a bench in the Upper West Side, enjoying a cold drink and soaking up the last remaining sun of the day.
Then he sees something totally unexpected.
Last Breath – Dec 2015
When is violence necessary?
A Federal manhunt is underway across the United States. A sniper has killed three people in three different cities during the last seventy two hours and he’s gone to ground somewhere in Washington D.C. No-one can find him and riots have erupted on the streets in response to the shootings.
The lead suspect is a police officer.
As the search for the cop intensifies, the violence engulfing the U.S capital means nowhere and no-one is safe, especially the police, who are being targeted by rioters and gangs are making the most of the opportunity and taking over the streets. With the killer on the loose, individuals are taking the law into their own hands. A fourteen year old boy moves through the riot zone, determined to find the killer. A reporter tries to make her way into the city despite the rioting, wanting to get to the suspect before anyone else.