Welcome To Wherever You Are by John Marrs

welcome to wherever you areBlurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review

How far would you run to escape your past?

For eight strangers in a Los Angeles backpacking hostel, even the other side of the world isn’t far enough.

The craving for a new identity and the chance to start again is something they have in common. But the search for a fresh start isn’t as easy as they’d imagined.

And they soon discover that it doesn’t matter where you are or who you are – if you can’t lay the past to rest, coincidence, fate and deception have a way of catching up with you when you least expect it.

My Review

This is so different from the author´s previous book The Wronged Sons and I found the writing to be so much more mature.

A bunch of stranger, backpackers, travelling in the USA are all at the same hostel in Los Angeles, each one has a secret or a past they want to hide. The books is very cleverly written with each character linking together in the past and the present, some might find it confusing but it is not. It is easy to follow even with all the chopping and changing of all the characters.

I loved the title ´Welcome to Wherever You Are´. This is a quick and easy read, I found it difficult to put down as I discovered more about each character and their past. Each one is so different and believable.


john marrsAbout the Author

John Marrs is a freelance journalist based in London, England, who has spent the last 20 years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines.

He has written for publications including The Guardian’s Guide and Guardian Online; OK! Magazine; Total Film; Empire; Q; Gay Times; The Independent; Star; Reveal; Company; Daily Star and News of the World’s Sunday Magazine.

His debut novel The Wronged Sons, was released in 2013 and in May 2015, he released his second book, Welcome To Wherever You Are.

Oh and he hates tomatoes. And I mean REALLY hates tomatoes.



About the Book

  • File Size: 1425 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

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