Happy belated release!
Thanks to Adaptive Books for the copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE FUTURE IS WRITTEN – Jonas Saul (released September 26th)
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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
Shortly before starting this book I learned that this is very far into the Sarah Roberts series. THE FUTURE IS WRITTEN by Jonas Saul is about a woman that frequently experiences blackouts and awakens to find notes to herself about what she needs to do/what will happen. I definitely wish that I had known before starting this that it was so far into the series, but it does read as a standalone.
Sarah Roberts wakes up from a black out to find notes from herself. These messages are warning her that someone is going to be kidnapped – she even has instructions on how to stop it. Shouldn’t be that hard, right? Wrong. Despite trying to protect the intended target, Sarah is taken instead. She’s been able to out-smart them in the past, but now the kidnappers are demanding to know how she always manages to show up where she isn’t wanted. All she has is a note from herself saying, “save yourself”, and she will do whatever it takes to keep herself alive.
Meanwhile, the police are on the lookout for her. They’ve uncovered Sarah’s notebooks, which are full of messages to herself about previous crimes and unsolved cases. Is this directly linking a criminal to her crime spree? Is she a vigilante? The police are on the hunt for Sarah.
Jonas Saul did a great job weaving a suspenseful tale. I really enjoyed the character of Sarah, but I needed more information about her blackouts and visions. Something I know I will be able to understand better if I read more of the series. However, don’t let that deter you! This is fantastic as a standalone. Some parts felt a little choppy at times, but not enough to ruin the flow of the novel. There was a lot going on, but not too much to where I couldn’t keep characters straight – it kept up a good pace.
Overall, if you want a suspense novel with a unique concept then I’d recommend picking up the Sarah Roberts series.
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