Standstill


Fiction - Thriller - Terrorist
522 Pages
Reviewed on 03/15/2018
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Author Biography

Jack Probyn is the author of the DC Jake Tanner terror thriller series that will leave you seeing nothing the same again.

Born and raised in the south-east of England, Jack grew up reading and writing a lot. His main sources of inspiration were Harry Potter and Stephen King. Jack began writing when he was ten, and had one of his poems published in an anthology with other students from schools across the country.

The book went nowhere and meant nothing, but a writer was born.

When Jack isn’t writing, he’s either reading, writing about reading, or reading about writing. In his spare time, Jack enjoys yoga, sudoku, board games, serial killer thrillers on Netflix, and anything else that can provide him with some inspiration.

Jack has taken inspiration from James Patterson. He aims to give the reader the same pleasure and enjoyment as James Patterson, Vince Flynn, Andy McNab, and Lee Child.

Keep up to date with Jack at the following:

- Website: https://www.jackprobynbooks.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.co.uk/jackprobynbooks
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackprobynbooks
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackprobynauthor/

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Standstill by Jack Probyn is a pulsating terrorist thriller that moves at an electrifying pace. The setting is London and the time is summer, when residents feel the humidity washing over them. Two brothers execute one of the most dreadful terrorist attacks the city has ever known, bringing three trains destined for the airport to a standstill, and holding thousands of people hostage. However, they make a very strange demand and DC Jake Tanner soon finds himself being played like a rag doll. He is issued a set of rules by the terrorists and breaking any one of them would mean dire consequences for the hostages, and he can’t afford to be late. Follow this terrorist drama as the story gets more complex from one gripping page to the next sensational one. There's no difference between this thriller and a compelling, action-packed movie.

Love Patterson or Connelly? If yes, then Standstill will have the same effect that these authors have on readers. Tightly plotted with unbelievable tension and the highest of stakes, this story pulls readers into a game where nothing is predictable. The pacing is fast, and it moves with the same rhythm as the pounding action and the emotional tide. Having a great idea for a novel is something any average writer can imagine, but executing the plot to a satisfying denouement requires skill. Jack Probyn comes across as a master in crafting a story with an exhilarating endgame. From an author I haven’t read before, this book is a rare gem, a wonderful treat in entertainment.