Book Review & Giveaway – THREE LIVES DOWN by Rachel Amphlett

Three Lives Down by Rachel AmphlettThree Lives Down Synopsis :

Dan Taylor has survived two attempts on his life. The rest of his team are missing, and now a terrorist group has stolen a radioactive isotope from a top secret government project.

Can Dan survive long enough to prevent a nuclear disaster on British soil?

With the Prime Minister determined to re-negotiate the country’s place in the European Union, and deals being struck behind closed doors, Dan stumbles across a plot that will shake the country to its core.

If his mission fails, his enemies will overthrow the British government, and Dan will be a wanted man.

If he wants to succeed, he’ll have to sacrifice everything.


Three Lives Down is the third title in Rachel Amphlett’s Dan Taylor thriller series.

Did my not having read the earlier novels affect my enjoyment of this novel? Not one bit. Although based on the strength of this outing, I would undoubtedly have enjoyed the earlier titles also.

There is an appealing clarity and efficiency to Amphlett’s writing style. Text devoted purely to characterisation is minimal, but her characters are nonetheless well developed and appealing – their morals and principles clearly demonstrated through their actions.

Dan Taylor is everything you could want from a series lead – a man of action, intelligence, honour and loyalty. But I am pleased to say it’s not all about the men in Three Lives Down – Amphlett’s female characters are forces to be reckoned with also.

That the geopolitical issues and political subterfuge involved are so relevant and credible right now, only heightened the suspense – I was hooked.

The perfect combination of the intelligence and intrigue of Spooks with Matthew Reilly-esque high-octane action, I was thoroughly entertained by Rachel Amphlett’s Three Lives Down.

BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 3.5 / 5 ; Overall 3.75

Available from:  Amazon | B&N | Kobobooks 

Genre: Thriller, Action-Adventure, Crime-Detective

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Author Information: Rachel Amphlett previously worked in the UK publishing industry, played lead guitar in rock bands, and worked with BBC radio before relocating from England to Australia in 2005.

After returning to writing, Rachel enjoyed publication success both in Australia and the United Kingdom with her short stories, before her first thriller White Gold: (A Dan Taylor thriller) was released in 2011. Since then she has published Under Fire: (A Dan Taylor thriller), Before Nightfall: (An FBI thriller), Look Closer: (A Political Thriller), Mistake Creek: (An FBI thriller) and most recently Three Lives Down.

Checkout our Booklover Book Reviews interview with Rachel Amphlett earlier this year and Rachel’s official website.

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Book Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Three Lives Down, Rachel Amphlett has generously provided 3 ebook copies for giveaway:

  • open internationally
  • extra entries for spreading the word via Twitter and Facebook/Google+/Webpage
  • entries close midnight 30 November 2015

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED – Winners announced HERE.

* My receiving a copy of this book from the author for review purposes did not impact the expression of my honest opinions in the review above.