The Apollo Murders By Chris Hadfield

The Apollo Murders By Chris Hadfield


1973: a final, top-secret mission to the Moon. Three astronauts in a tiny module, a quarter of a million miles from home. A quarter of a million miles from help.

As Russian and American crews sprint for a secret bounty hidden away on the lunar surface, old rivalries blossom and the political stakes are stretched to breaking point back on Earth. Houston flight controller Kazimieras ‘Kaz’ Zemeckis must do all he can to keep the NASA crew together, while staying one step ahead of his Soviet rivals. But not everyone on board Apollo 18 is quite who they appear to be.

Full of fascinating technical detail, twists and tension, The Apollo Murders puts you right there in the moment. Experience the dark majesty of space, the fierce G-forces of launch and the rush of holding on to the outside of a spacecraft travelling at 17,000 mph, as told by a former Commander of the International Space Station who has done all of those things in real life.

My Thoughts:

This is not my usual read but anything to do with space gets me intrigued. I found this a fascinating insight into all things space, I found it took me longer to read as I wanted to fully concentrate and breathe it all in. I have never read a book like this before so didn’t know what to expect, I found I really enjoyed it. It is such a fascinating story and one that would be brilliant if it was made into a film. Each chapter I was captivated and I felt as though I learnt a lot from this book that I never even realised happened. A very good read one that I will definitely re-read.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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