Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The Discarded by Louis Van Schalkwyk - Book Tour & Review

The Discarded

A fast paced thriller you won't forget!

'There were many moments where I can honestly say ‘I did not see that coming’' - Tina Simpson

Ellis Neill wakes up next to his family one morning, just as he had done for the last ten years, unaware that it would be his last taste of freedom.

His life soon spirals out of control and he is cast into a remote prison in the Arctic wilderness where nothing is as it seems, the inmates rule and a sinister figure wants him and his family dead.

Resulting from carefully laid plans he is plunged into a fight for survival, sanity and saving those he loves.

'A masterpiece of a story with thrills and twists!' - Laura, reviewer

Purchase Link - http://mybook.to/thediscarded

My Review
The Discarded is a crazy thrill ride through the desolate, frigid wilderness of Canada. Seeing the cover should give readers an idea of what to expect within the pages of this book. Lots of cold and snow, but also one of the most insane, slightly convoluted escape plans I've ever seen play out in a book. And I mean that in the best possible way. 
The story follows a simple man named Ellis. Ellis has a wife and a daughter he loves, and they're settling in after moving from Edmonton to Toronto. Ellis gets up for work one morning, but five minutes after he arrives, he's arrested for murder. SWAT takes him in, and nothing he says matters. His wife gets him a lawyer, but even the lawyer can't do anything. Ellis is sent to trial, found guilty, and sentenced to life in prison. All for a crime he claims he didn't commit. 
Finding himself locked away in a facility in the middle of nowhere Canada, Ellis struggles to adjust to his new life. Things aren't easy , and they only get worse when he gets jumped in the showers. Soon, though, Ellis starts planning his escape. He knows he's innocent, and he needs to get back to his family and find out who is behind him being framed and imprisoned. But escape isn't as easy as it seems. Danger lurks all around, and the biggest foe may be closer than Ellis expects...
I really enjoyed this story. It was easy to get sucked into, and the more the story progressed, the more stressed out and anxious I felt. I had no idea what was going on or why, and trying to piece things together made me feel a bit crazy. Ellis was definitely part of one of the wildest plots ever. 
I don't want to say too much more about the story, because it's well worth the read, but just know it's one of those books where you may have to suspend your disbelief a little. It feels very real, but also like a movie playing out. I found it easy to imagine the scenes in my head as I read the book. 
If you're looking for a thriller that will throw you for a loop, check out The Discarded.
4.5 stars!

Author Bio – 

Louis van Schalkwyk was born in South Africa and currently resides in Hong Kong. “The Discarded” is his debut novel, inspired by years honing his writing skills and drawing influence from his favorite authors. When Louis isn’t writing he enjoys reading and sampling various cuisines with his wife, Courtney.

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