I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Winter Dawn by Alex Callister
Also by this author: Winter Dark , Winter Rising
Series: The Winter Series #3
Also in this series: Winter Dark , Winter Rising
Published by Dark Water Press on 24th January 2022
Source: for a Blog Tour
Amazon Kindle, Audible
Meet Winter: she’s the audacious, hyper-intelligent GCHQ agent with more notches on her bedpost than James Bond and more hacking cred than Lisbeth Salander.
Winter Dawn is the third instalment in the Winter series, journeying back to the beginning of her story. This time, she’s grappling with Colosseum: a sinister online phenomenon that has gripped the world. It promises a massive cash prize to the successful hunter of its victims, unleashing an unstoppable tide of violence - and the world’s authorities are powerless to prevent it.
When a New York senator is targeted, Winter is called in to protect her. But with all the world watching, there’s nowhere to hide. No one has ever survived Colosseum. It’s the winter solstice and as they journey together into the dark heart of the longest night, they soon discover that nothing about Colosseum is what it seems.
There are rules and there is a purpose, if only they can solve the riddle in time. Colosseum is more than a hunt: it’s a challenge. Targets must face their darkest fear or die at dawn.
Winter Dawn is the third instalment in the Winter series - the first of which was Audible’s Thriller of the Year in 2019 - and journeys back to the beginning of her story.
Thank you to Alex and R&R Book Tours for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book. I loved the first two books in this series and I was very excited to return to this series. This book is set before the first two so you could start with this book if you wanted to.
Winter is one of a kind. She looks very unassuming. A 21-year-old who looks like an overgrown teenager. Most people make the mistake of underestimating Winter. She is one kick-ass woman who will easily knock you off your feet.
In this book, there is some real freaky spy stuff going on. The sort of things that make you question what is real and what isn’t. I’m still not really sure, to be honest. Colosseum is downright scary. I don’t think I could even imagine something that scary.
Alex’s writing style is fast and full of action. I love that the MC is female as most spy thrillers tend to have a male MC.
I understand that there’s going to be a fourth book and I cannot wait to read it! If you are looking for a fast-paced spy/action book then this one’s for you.
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