Josh Heller is ex-CIA. He’s in their red list and wants to come out clean and clear all the debts he owes to the organization. Simon Scott, a renowned philanthropist and founder of the Alameda Foundation, asks Josh to create a video of the work at his foundation. Josh learns from his ex-CIA buddy and lawyer that Scott is working on something that has caught the CIA ‘s attention. As Josh starts filming for the documentary, he comes across the secret and lives are at stake… including his own.
Oh my goodness! What a story! The Memori Project is a fascinating, thrilling and riveting page-turner! I loved the concept of neuroscience experiments, test subjects, the latest technology, and a documentary. Every chapter ends with suspense making the reader wanting to know what-happens-next?!
The main characters in the story include Josh Heller, Catherine, and Simon Scott. The other characters include Nathan Bryant, Helen Du Prey, Stefanie Connors, Alex Cheng, and Peter De Vries. Each character is portrayed in a unique way – while some hide dark secrets, some seem distant.
The twist in the story is when Josh learns about the real reason behind these experiments. Josh asks Catherine to help him in finding out more about the Alameda Project. De Vries is Scott’s right-hand man. He doubts Josh’s alleged past. Though Josh is supposed to be a film-maker, De Vries isn’t convinced. Phones are bugged and so is Catherine’s home.
The storytelling is simply superb. Ashwell has done an excellent job in keeping his readers hooked on to the story till the end. With another twist, which was totally out of the blue, the ending was unexpected and unique. The language is simple, precise and easy to understand. A couple of technical terms are used and explained too so that’s not an issue at all for those who do not like science.
As a debut novel, this book is too good to be true. This is the first best book that I read this year. Simply Wow! I recommend this book to all those who love to read a good mystery and thriller.
Character Development: 4.5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Title: The Memori Project (Josh Heller #1)
Author: Martin Ashwell
Published on: 9th December 2018
Genre: Mystery and Thrillers
Featured Image Credits: NetGalley
Thank you, NetGalley and IBPA, for the ARC. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.