Pendulum

Pendulum

by Adam Hamdy

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ISBN-13: 9781681441344
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 1,212,567
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Adam Hamdy is an author, screenwriter, and filmmaker who has worked with producers and studios on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to his own original work, Adam has adapted a number of comic books and novels for the screen, including the forthcoming film version of David Mitchell's novel, Number9Dream. Pendulum is Adam's third novel. Prior to becoming a writer, Adam was a strategy consultant and advised global businesses operating in a wide range of industries. Adam lives in Shropshire with his wife and three children.

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Pendulum 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, lots of twists.
Barnseys_Books More than 1 year ago
When photojournalist John Wallace is attacked and almost hung in his own home, the police don't believe his story. They're convinced it was a failed suicide attempt. Wallace is sectioned and placed into psychiatric care, where a further attempt on his life is made. Wallace manages to fight-off his would-be killer and escapes the psych ward but is convinced his attacker won't give up until he's dead. He reaches out to ex-girlfriend Connie and together they discover other similar deaths-by-hanging that have been ruled suicides and terrifyingly, they all bear a striking resemblance to his own situation. Now convinced he's in imminent danger once again, Wallace and Connie delve into the backgrounds of the other victims but are frustratingly unable to find a link. Wallace follows the trail to America but the 'Pendulum Killer' remains one step ahead. Who is he and what is his connection to Wallace? Can Wallace stay alive long enough to find the answers he so desperately needs and bring the killer to justice? What a rip-roaring ride this is! The reader is thrust straight into the action in the opening chapter and from then on it's GO, GO, GO at 100mph! John Wallace is a bit of a sorry character. He's trying to pick up the pieces of his life, move forwards and lay the past to rest. He still dearly loves ex-girlfriend Connie but knows he's messed it up for good. When events push them together once more, he grabs the opportunity for a second chance. He desperately wants a future with Connie, and she with him, but can he stay alive long enough to make it happen? I was sitting on the edge of my seat with trepidation trying to work out the connection between Wallace and the other victims. The author certainly has a flair for keeping the reader guessing. Yes, it's all a bit unlikely - but this isn't real life, this is entertainment baby! It's thrills and spills at its very best. I experienced every emotion and loved every second of it. If you like no holds barred full-on action from beginning to end; I recommend you read this book - like NOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book , had me up late reading it. Can’t wait to read the other two books! Hated Connie died, but rooted for Wallace the entire book. Wonder who helped Max with his sicko plan?
RonBarakAuthor More than 1 year ago
PENDULUM by successful UK author and screenwriter Adam Hamdy has penned a great read. And a great ride. We’re experiencing an epidemic of sorts. And on both sides of the Atlantic no less. All of a sudden, right and left, feeling remorseful for their misdeeds, people are committing suicide, hanging themselves by their necks. In PENDULUM, Hamdy has written and tells an exceptional story. Dribbling it out one little nibble at a time. You’ll be starving for more. What’s behind this wave? Who’s behind it? Hamdy reveals all in due course. But not until the end. (And nothing I'm going to spoil here.) Perhaps best of all, Hamdy introduces us to two terrific new characters, English photographer John Wallace, and FBI Special Agent Christine Ash. Each in a boatload of trouble. Who find their way to one another. In the nick of time. If in the nick of time. You’ll be wanting more of Wallace and Ash. That’s for sure. And Hamdy leaves just enough room in the conclusion of PENDULUM to suggest that’s exactly what we may get. If we’re lucky. #1 NYT bestselling author James Patterson calls PENDULUM “one of the best thrillers of the year.” That’s no exaggeration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pendulum by Adam Hamdy is just that. The story kept me swinging back and forth, racing along the streets of London and New York trying to avoid a nameless and faceless killer very good at his job. What captured my attention and held it long into the night was an elemental yet frightening question. Who is trying to kill our hero, and why? Along the way, in this entertaining and wild ride, we meet unknowing and seemingly undeserving victims from all walks of life. But are they what they seem? The truth is revealed late in the game which means that you must race through to the end. The ride is wild, bewildering, and fantastic. I loved this book and hope for more by this talented and innovative writer.