The F-Word Reality Show by Chris Westlake – Review

The F-Word Reality Show by Chris Westlake – Review

The F Word Reality Show by Chris Westlake

The F-Word Reality Show

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Andrew Macintosh is one of fifty seemingly random individuals offered the opportunity to appear in a reality show, to be aired to millions of viewers across the world. There is only one catch: the contestants must not – under any circumstances – tell anyone where they are going.

Before entering the show, each contestant chooses their F-Word reward for winning: Fame, Fortune or Freedom. Transported to a giant glass hall in the middle of nowhere, guards patrol the hall and cameras watch their every move. There is nowhere to hide.

As the days pass and the events unfold, Andrew discovers that not only is he fighting for his freedom, but he is fighting to stay alive. The choice is brutally straightforward… Andrew must kill, or be killed.

The F-WORD REALITY SHOW is a compelling thriller that will leave you wondering whether the cameras watching your every move are your best friend, or your worst enemy.

Review by Clive

In the early days of Big Brother I regularly watched but somehow always felt that I shouldn’t. Chris Westlake’s latest thriller The F-Word Reality Show gave me that same feeling. I didn’t really want to continue but it was quite addictive.

That desire to keep reading is helped by Westlake’s easy writing style and his ability to hold the reader’s attention.

I have previously read two of Westlake’s earlier thrillers, 30 Days In June and the excellent I Am Here to Kill You. Basing a thriller around a reality TV show is not a new idea as back in 2001 Ben Elton published his Dead Famous which featured a murder on the set. Westlake certainly takes the “death” element a lot further, possibly too far? You can decide.

The story closely follows Andrew who is quite a loner. His history is revealed in flashbacks which help explain his personality and drive. Whilst in the show, he gets close to a few of his fellow contestants and we hear what they are prepared to share with him. Of course, the big questions throughout are why the show is being run as it is and more alarmingly, why the contestants continue to take part. Stick with it as all will eventually be explained.

The F-Word Reality Show is not for the squeamish but it kept my attention. I have awarded 4 stars.

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Chris Westlake

Chris Westlake

Chris’s page-turning novels will make you doubt what happens next, but leave you in no doubt that you sure as hell want to find out. His thrillers toy with your mind and play with your emotions.

Chris has published five novels, including three thrillers. His latest novel, THE F-WORD REALITY SHOW, is a compelling thriller which will leave you wondering whether the cameras that follow your every move are your best friend or your worst enemy.

30 DAYS IN JUNE is a serial killer thriller, and I AM HERE TO KILL YOU is a psychological thriller, with a key focus on cults, the power of manipulation, and brainwashing.

After completing a Creative Writing course in 2010, Chris Westlake’s short story, Welsh Lessons, was awarded 1st place in the Global Short Story Award (not bad for the first writing competition he had entered). He followed this up with 1st place in the Stringybark Erotic Fiction Award and 2nd place in the HASSRA Literary Award.

Chris is determined to write many, many more novels – his main regret is that he didn’t start writing earlier. He is always looking to make his next novel even better than the last. He is continuously experimenting with different styles, different genres.

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