BITTEN Book Review and Giveaway

I love thrillers and I am excited to share my review of the new thriller from author Alan Moore today!  Learn about BITTEN and the author, read my review, and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!

Book Title: BITTEN by Alan Moore
Category: Adult Fiction, 430 pages
Genre: Thriller
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author or publisher for use in my review. 
 All opinions are my own.

Book Description

In the not-too-distant future, Italy is in disarray. It has voted to leave the EU in an attempt to regain control of its laws, finances and commerce. Even so, the country's economy is shrinking and its national debt rising. There is a marked escalation, too, in unemployment, bank loans and immigration. Production and service companies are in difficulty. The only thriving business areas are the black market and organised crime. There is discontent and protest on all sides.

In Florence, the local Mafia boss, more accustomed to gunrunning and trading in plutonium, is involved in organising a silent auction for the sale of one of the world's most valuable lost paintings - a sixteenth-century masterpiece, which was appropriated in World War II by Stalin's Trophy Brigade. A British art expert is set to buy the picture on behalf of his client, a South American billionaire - yet surprisingly two Italian undercover intelligence agents, acting as antique dealers, submit the winning bid.

All the while, human beings continue to harm the Earth by destroying land, sea, air, animals and trees. Global climate change, polluting the atmosphere, depleting the ozone layer: these are some of man's crimes against Nature. But time is running out. Nature has lost patience with humans. Unless something is done immediately to reverse the destruction of the ecosystem, Nature will retaliate by deploying the terrifying forces at her command. And as a first step in wreaking her revenge, she instigates a reign of terror by the deadliest creature on Earth.

 (Book contains profanities, intermittent sex and violence, incl. one violent sex episode, together with scenes of explicit disaster, distress and death)

My Review

BITTEN offers a unique blend of thrills for readers.  As readers navigate two storylines--with intertwined characters and plots--they encounter suspenseful thrillers from multiple angles.  Part crime/political thriller and part thought provoking, futuristic environmental/science thriller--the author keeps readers interested through a series of twists, disasters, and dramatic turns.

BITTEN  is both disturbing and thought provoking.   This novel has a number of graphic scenes and dark, disturbing events for readers. The author's writing style does allow the written words to become quite visual for readers--and some of the scenes will stay with readers for some time.  Aside from the graphic nature of parts of the novel--there is also a lot for readers to think about as the environmental factors involved come to light.

Would I recommend BITTEN  by Alan Moore?   This novel was a different sort of thriller.  While set in a future time--with a bit of a horror or science fiction element--the author kept it a bit grounded and realistic and thought provoking for readers.  While some of the romance borders on erotica and some of the violence/death scenes are more graphic than I anticipated--I enjoyed reading a thriller that both makes me think and worry about "what-if's" and "could happens".  If you enjoy thrillers with a slight futuristic/science or medical theme--along with romantic suspense and political/social suspense--and are comfortable reading more graphic, adult themed content--this book will keep you interested to the end.

To read reviews, please visit Alan Moore's page on Italy Book Tours.

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Meet the Author

Born in Surbiton, Surrey in 1944, Alan Moore lives in Barnes, SW London, with his wife, Amber. They have two daughters and a son, who between them have two boys and two girls with another boy expected in May. Alan was educated at Oundle School in Northamptonshire and at London University, where, as an external student, he obtained a BA degree in English. Thereafter, for 25 years, he single-handedly ran his own book publishing company, which at one stage was producing up to 20 titles a year. Now, at the age of 74, he has self-published his first novel.

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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)



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