ABSOLUTE PROOF by Peter James
Published; October 4th 2018, Pan Macmillan
Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn’t answer the phone call that would change his life – and possibly the world – for ever.
“I’d just like to assure you I’m not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I’ve recently been given absolute proof of God’s existence – and I’ve been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.”
What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences?
The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence…
I found this story very gripping. I couldn’t stop turning the pages and found myself eager to discover what was going to happen next. As a main character Ross is very likeable and I did find myself egging him on and hoping this would be a case of the good guy winning. I did feel the side story of Ross’s romantic entanglements a little unnecessary and found myself thinking there would be a lot more to come from that side of the story and was slightly disappointed with the outcome.
There were a lot of different characters in this book and I still find myself a little puzzled as to who they all were and the point to some of them. The book probably wouldn’t have lost anything if some of them were not included.
Personally for me I found the story was slightly unbelievable with the whole absolute proof of god thing and did find the god references spoiled the story for me. I am not a non believer but the whole religion thing can be very complicated and I found myself very sceptical and all the references to god definitely took some of the enjoyment out of the book for me. My scepticism aside though the story is very well written and I still found myself completely hooked and engrossed and couldn’t wait to see what the outcome was.
I have only ever read the Roy Grace series by Peter James so it was good to try something different by him and despite not being completely blown away by Absolute Proof it has certainly got me intrigued to try more of his other novels.
This book gave me the feels of the Da Vinci Code and I’m sure fans of that will fast become fans of Absolute Proof.
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