Outsourced is a thriller following the story of two authors as they attempt to decipher the mystery behind a serial killer’s success without injuring innocent people in the process. In this fast-paced thriller, Eric J Gates combines many elements of the perfect thriller – a fast pace, well-defined characters and a deceptively twisty plot.

Add some paranormal elements, a touch of humour at just the right times, and thorough research and you have an excellent read. The action scenes were breathtakingly action-packed, and the ending was epic. Especially since I quite smugly thought I’d worked out the ending and was then proved very wrong. I love it when a book isn’t a paper cut out of overdone plots and fake characters.
The research behind the elements in the book was done perfectly – as in, not dumped on the reader in the form of an essay, but wreathed into the plot so that you didn’t even notice it. It spoke volumes of the writer’s authority on the subject.

I only wish the relationship between the characters could have been explored more. Maybe in a follow up book we could see if Beasley and Mason go on any more “dates”?
The way the writer speaks about destiny versus fate made a lot of sense, and I appreciated the way these arcane subjects were entwined into the story. I especially liked the ending. It was both unexpected and heartwarming
This is a definite page-turner and I will highly recommend it to anyone looking for a punch in the adrenal gland.

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Ronel van Tonder

Ronel van Tonder is a science fiction author from South Africa. Having recently completed her dark, dystopian sci-fi trilogy, The Corrupted SUN Script, she's hard at work penning a new standalone sci-fi novel, The Seventh Glitch. When she's not writing, Ronel spends her free time slaying rendered baddies in the form of robots, gangsters and aliens - with any weapon that happens to be at hand.

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