Conspiracy 365- January (Gabrielle Lord)
An Adventure/Detective Story
The Plot In My Words (Spoiler Alert!)
This dramatic, emotional, gripping, action-packed book starts with the main character, Callum Ormond, being chased down his street by a crazed old man who warns him:
“They killed your father.
They’ll kill you.
You must survive the next 365 days…”
And as the plot thickens, the mystery of the Ormond Singularity hangs in the air. Callum’s boat is sabotaged and he barely escapes death in the shark infested water. He is captured by a ruthless gang of men who question him on what he knows about the Ormond Singularity. But Callum knows nothing about The Ormond Singularity. Yet. He remembers the crazed old man’s warning, and realises he must find out about this Ormond Singularity before “They” do. He must solve the riddle of his father’s drawings; fit the puzzle together. And when he is wrongly accused of the attempted murder of his sister Gabbi and his Uncle Rafe, he is forced to live a life on the run. He is helpless. He has no idea where to start and how to solve to the Ormond Riddle. And it seems everyone is after him, he is a hunted fugitive and wanted by the police, “They” are after him, whoever “They” are, even his mom believes it was him who attacked his sister and uncle. He has only his friend, Boges, to help him on his mission. And he has only 365 days to do it.
My Review of The Storyline and Lord’s Writing, Ideas and Characters
This story is very mysterious and imaginative, and I didn’t think twice about ordering the second book in the series- February. Lord has done brilliantly to make you feel for the characters, and to feel everything Callum does as you join him on this action-packed adventure. The explanations are fairly brief, but always lengthy enough to understand and for an image to be built inside your head.
Something I didn’t notice until the end of the book was that the page numbers are back to front, like a countdown to the final page. I think this is very cool, and really suits the theme of the book. I also like the fact that above each paragraph it tells you the time and place. Very detective.
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