Book Review: Nothing Important Happened Today

NOTHING IMPORTANT HAPPENED TODAY | Will Carver
11.14.2019 | Orenda Books
Rating: 5/5 stars

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Nine people meet one night on the Chelsea Bridge. They’re complete strangers, but something has brought them together on this day. Someone has instructed them that today is the day they will jump to their death. Someone has left them a letter containing only four words: Nothing important happened today.

This mysterious letter is how you know you’ve become one of the chosen ones. A member of the The People of Choice, a mysterious suicide cult whose members remain anonymous to each other. Is it possible to convince random people to commit suicide? Who would join a cult? How do you stop a group when people don’t know that their members until the day of their death?

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What a unique story! I’ve always been fascinated by cults and what drives people to create them or join them. How do you possibly write a story about a cult where it’s members don’t even know they’re members? Will Carver continues to amaze me with his creative plots and engrossing stories. 

When I first started this book I really didn’t know what to expect and well to be honest, it certainly wasn’t meeting a bunch of people identified by numbers. People who had interesting life stories and were carrying out their day to day lives. People who seemed normal. Right up until they jumped to their deaths off the Chelsea Bridge. Wait, what did you say? 

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Here’s the thing with this book, Carver sends you on an emotional rollercoaster. You’re busy connecting with these people and trying to understand them and why the heck you’re reading about them and then boom, they’re in a cult and committing suicide. No way people would just do that out of nowhere, right? This cult isn’t like all the others you might have read about. The premise is utterly unique and yet scarily possible. Like the kind of news stories you read about where you can’t believe someone would ever consider doing something like that…This. Is. That. How they get membership to this insane cult is quite fascinating and something you have to wait until the end to slot all the pieces of the puzzle together.

Are you completely confused by my rambling? It’s fine…my point in all this gibberish is to tell you that you should give this book a spot on your list! It’s dark and it’s disturbing and it’s crazy binge-worthy. I didn’t want to stop reading this book. I needed to know everyone and everything. Fair warning, it won’t be for everyone. This is certainly not a book for the faint of heart. It’s not gory or graphic in all the ways I normally have to scare people off of a book, but it’s a heavy mind trip that isn’t a fit for all readers. I say if you think it sounds interesting, if you’re into crazy, if you want a wild ride of a read, go snag a copy now!


This book is available to buy from: Amazon | Book Depository

A huge thank you to Orenda books for sending me a free copy of this book!

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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