The Last Days Of Jack Sparks – A Clever, Unsettling Thriller
The Last Days Of Jack Sparks – A Clever, Unsettling Thriller.
When I first clapped eyes on the jacket for this book, it immediately hit all my booky senses. I turbo read my previous book as fast as I could, so I could get straight into this one, and get to know crazy Jack a little better.
Jack Sparks is a controversial journo and broadcaster who revels in excess, ego and rubbing people up the wrong way. He is polarising and most of the time a total dick. However, he is intelligent, witty and interesting, so you want to know what happens to him and how this thrilling tale came to be.
Whilst researching his new book ‘Jack Sparks on the Supernatural‘, Jack witnesses an exorcism in rural Italy, and let’s just say, it goes completely tits up for him from there. The plot is layered, creepy, dark, funny, cold hearted and suspenseful, as you read pages from both Jack Sparks last notes and the interviews and accounts from his brother Alistair and those who were with him in the days leading up to his death.
Yes, the cover and title gives away the key plot, but please don’t think for one second the tale of Jack lacks suspense! I’m a sucker for a good thriller and if I love it, it doesn’t leave my side. I started this book Friday evening and finished up on Saturday, I couldn’t resist finding out what happens. I also loved the accompanying website www.jacksparks.co.uk. and the social media tie in. The marketing of this book and the spin on the supernatural makes for a modern, smart, thriller.
Get out there and find this book!
4 out of 5 from me – Will be hard to beat this one for a thriller in 2016
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The Book Jacket
Prepare for the cleverest, most addictive thriller you will read this year. This is the story of the ill-fated Jack Sparks – a man who plays with fire, and pays the price…
Jack Sparks died while writing this book. This is the account of his final days.
In 2014, Jack Sparks – the controversial pop culture journalist – died in mysterious circumstances.
To his fans, Jack was a fearless rebel; to his detractors he was a talentless hack. Either way, his death came as a shock to everyone.
It was no secret that Jack had been researching the occult for his new book. He’d already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed in rural Italy.
Then there was that video: thirty-six seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet was posted from his own YouTube account.
Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed – until now. This book, compiled from the files found after his death, reveals the chilling details of Jack’s final hours.
Read on and decide for yourself what really happened to the notorious Jack Sparks – in this razor-sharp tale about the dangers of mocking what you don’t believe . . .
Jason Arnopp is a British author and scriptwriter. His background is in journalism: he has worked on titles such as Heat, Q, The Word, Kerrang!, SFX and Doctor Who Magazine. He has written comedy for Radio 4 and official tie-in fiction for Doctor Who and Friday The 13th, but The Last Days of Jack Sparks is the first novel which is entirely Jason’s own fault (though some may prefer to lay the blame on Jack…)