Tick Tock By Simon Mayo

Tick Tock By Simon Mayo


It starts quietly enough. A tick tick ticking you can hear in your ear. Tinnitus, you think. It will pass. BUt it doesn’t. It gets worse. And then you pass it on…

Before you know it, it spreads. Elsewhere across the globe, it emerges: small outbreaks at first, but then suddenly it’s a plague – and only days later it is already killing people.

In an increasingly affected north London school, teacher Kit Chaplin is struggling to understand what he is witnessing. Even Lilly Slater, his partner and an eminent vaccinologist, can’t work out what’s happening. As it spreads, little by little, they are inexorably drawn into the mystery behind the illness. And what they discover will change the world as they know it…

My Thoughts:

This is my first book by Simon, I never knew he had written a couple of other books. I have to be honest and say that the first part of the plot sounded great but the rest of it just made me think of Covid. It was like how can I use something that has happened recently but use a different illness instead a ticking in people’s ears. But it is all of the same wavelength. I read to escape the real world. The story had a good flow to it and I liked how each chapter is a different time of the day so you get the full effect, but I just felt a little let down that it was not as good as I would of liked.

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

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