Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Series: Pendulum Trilogy
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Pendulum is a high octane thriller in the same vein as The Fugitive. Andy Hamdy plunges the reader right into the action from page one with John Wallace coming to conscious with a noose around his neck and his killer still in his apartment, and it goes from bad to devastating for Wallace.
Like the title, Hamdy swings John like a pendulum from one action scene to suspense scene to intimate scene and puts him through the wringer. Not only does John have to run for his life, figure out who’s trying to kill him and why, he discovers his killer murdered others and made it look like suicides, almost what happened to him. As Jon tries to evade his killer and solve a mystery, he is forced to face his inner demons.
My favorite part of the story, and where the pace picks up, is when John goes to America and meets FBI Agent Christine Ash. Christine is tough, resourceful, and yet had flaws that made me like her. I enjoyed how Hamdy threw Christine and John into acting as a team and slowly improved the chemistry between them. The mystery part was intriguing and had me speed reading to find out what all the murdered victims from different walks of life had in common for one man to kill them. I LOVED the reveal in the end! Hamdy made you understand that the murderer…I can’t give it away, you must read it yourself. All I can say is I could see the murderer’s reasoning for his actions.
Pendulum was a fun read and I loved how Hamdy explored a certain phenomenon that touches almost every person in some form today. I can’t wait to read the sequel Freefall to see what he has planned for John Wallace.