Book Review: Cells by Julia Cowan

By Julia Cowan

Jim is a troubled teen from a difficult background having grown up without a proper role model. He finds himself on the wrong side of the law after breaking into a house one night. But his attempted petty crime is going to change his life in ways he couldn’t possibly imagine.

David and Joe are two friends, doling out their own brand of vigilante justice after tragedy strikes David’s family twice. The book’s title alludes to the undercover prison the two men construct when David’s daughter’s murder walks free.

Cowen’s debut novel is a well-constructed, fast paced psychological thriller. I found it easy to empathize with Jim and appreciated the complex interplay between the characters. This story will grip you from the first line and you will not be able to put it down.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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3 Comments on “Book Review: Cells by Julia Cowan”

  1. Sounds interesting! I will have to see if my library has it. Thanks for helping me add to my reading pile!

  2. Sounds like a good review but I’m not into psycho thrillers. I avoid Clive Cussler and Stephen King type books.

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