MemoRandom – Anders De La Motte


ISBN-10 0008101108

ISBN-13 978-0008101107

Author Anders De La Motte

Publisher Harper

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

From Goodreads

MemoRandom takes you deep inside the world of police intelligence—where secrecy, betrayal, and deadly competition reign supreme.

David Sarac is a handler at the Intelligence Unit of the Stockholm Police Force, identifying, recruiting, and wrangling anyone who can support the police in their battle against organized crime. And David is very good at what he does: manipulation, bribes, and threats—anything goes, so long as he delivers. Other agents can do nothing but watch jealously as his top-secret, high-level informant, Janus, rockets David to success.

But after David suffers a stroke during a high-speed car chase, crashing violently into the wall of a tunnel, he wakes up in a hospital with no memory at all of Janus or the past two years of his life. David only knows that he has to reconnect with Janus to protect himself and his informants before outside forces bring the whole network crashing down. Fortunately, he has his supportive friends and colleagues to help him rebuild his life…or does he?

From the award-winning Swedish author who has worked as a police officer and IT security consultant, MemoRandom is a stunning thriller and look inside the secret intelligence community, where you never know who’s on your side.

What Did I Think?

I had quite high hopes for this book in the beginning but I felt it got ‘messy’ quickly. Motte has written a novel which has such depth and complexity but I think a lot of that genius writing got lost with the mixture of so many characters. The book was really difficult to keep up with and MemoRandom seemed to take it’s time for me to read. That’s not saying I didn’t enjoy it, because I did! Motte has written a fantastically dark thriller and definitely kept me wanting more.

Motte has a beautiful writing style that makes the story enjoyable to read and wants you to stick with the book. Unfortunately the ending for me is where Motte failed, it was a cliffhanger of a book all the way through but the end seemed to end so abruptly. It’s worth mentioning too that this is the first book in a series and I struggle to see where Motte will take the series next – I am interested to find out though!

Overall, Motte only received a 3 heart review from me because I felt that he had the basis to make a brilliant novel but it got slightly confusing with the number of characters (big characters at that!). I would recommend MemoRandom, but I wouldn’t be in a rush to bring it to the top of your reading pile.

My Rating? ♥♥♥

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