Lifers by M.A. Griffin
Synopsis: ‘Fear haunts the streets of Manchester: a schoolgirl has disappeared. Preston is drawn to investigate, exploring the city in the hunt for his missing friend. Deep in the bowels of a secret scientific institute, he discovers a sinister machine. Captured and condemned to a cavernous space filled with problematic teens, Preston is determined to escape - but this is no ordinary jail. Friendships are forged and lives lost in a reckless battle for freedom, revenge - and revolution.’
On the back of the book (blurb) is the description ‘This book in three words - edgy, dark & thriller’. While I agree this book was all three it wasn’t those three words that captured my attention and bade me to read this story. It was three other words in the blurb - ‘Freedom, revenge and revolution’ Especially revolution. And that is what the main characters lead by the end of this story, a revolution.
Government ministers lose jobs as the prisoners battle for freedom, change and an end to secrecy.
The prison itself is wonderfully imagined and a terrifying idea in itself. Sometimes you read books and wonder how many people get ideas from these books and put them into practice. In this case I hope this prison never sees the light of day.
This is an imaginative story, scary, thrilling and fast paced.
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