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Blog Tour, The Genesis Inquiry, by Olly Jarvis. @hobeckbooks.

Blog Tour, The Genesis Inquiry, by Olly Jarvis. @hobeckbooks.

Welcome to my spot on the blog tour for the amazing new book just published by the very talented Olly Jarvis. I am very happy to be sharing my spot with Louise We will be telling you our thoughts on the brilliant new book The Genesis Inquiry. Thanks to publishers and blog tour organisers Hobeck Books for my copy of the book and for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.

I have been a big fan of Olly Jarvis since his first published book . In fact I have read and reviewed all his books, which you can read on my blog by searching Olly Jarvis.

But today I will tell you my thoughts in his new book The Genesis Inquiry. Please check out all the other bloggers on this tour and see their lovely posts too.


Is there one last undiscovered, great truth?

A moment zero, a place in time that links all cultures and creeds.

A revelation that will unite us all and change the way we see history forever.

Brilliant but burnt-out barrister Ella Blake accepts an apparently simple brief: investigate the mysterious disappearance of an African American polymath from his rooms at Cambridge University. The Inquiry quickly becomes the greatest challenge of her life – solving the mystery of Genesis.

Facing danger at every turn, can Ella find the answers to the riddles and clues left by the missing genius?Reunited with her estranged daughter, the Inquiry sends them on a quest across the world and through ancient texts.

What is the secret that binds us all?Who is behind the dark forces that will stop at nothing to prevent the world from knowing the truth

Published October 12th 2021

My Thoughts.

The Genesis Inquiry is a little different from Olly Jarvis’ previous books. The Author still uses his own experience of legal knowledge but in an alternative and very interesting way than his previous books. The Genesis Inquiry is a book that entertained and taught me a lot of factual information. It is obvious that a lot of research has gone into this book.

The main character Ella Blake is a barrister who was well known in her area but has been on an extended break for a while. Ella is offered a job which seems a lot simpler in the beginning than how it actually turns out to be. Ella does know that it will bring her closer in distance to her daughter and that has to be a good thing. As the pages turn, we follow Ella, her daughter and a few other interesting characters as they search for a missing polymath from Cambridge and try to find out what was so important about his work before other not so savoury people find it. The book leads us across many locations as Ella cracks the clues she finds along the way.

Legal thrillers are my favourite kind of book. But this one is a little different as the legal work does not happen in court. Ella uses her legal knowledge to try to solve the mystery of a missing man and what he was working on at the time. The Genesis Inquiry made me consider many worldly issues and made me think about both history and the future of the planet and humanity. It’s a book that I got totally engrossed in as I wanted to really understand the theories that the missing polymath was studying and the clues that led Ella to find out what it was. I would say it’s a book that needed concentration and is not a light read. But it is highly entertaining, clever and extremely well written. I love Jarvis’ writing style and he is absolutely my go to author that I wouldn’t need to read the blurb on any of his books before I bought one. I know i will enjoy whatever he writes.

There is an eclectic bunch of characters in the story. My favourite was a young computer hacker called Jay. Young, a little down on his luck but full of optimism and compassion, he and Ella help each other along the way. Like Ella did, I also grew to have a soft spot for this young man.

The Genesis Inquiry is packed with intrigue, mystery, thrills, intensity and spectacular knowledge. I’m already wondering if Jarvis will write a sequel? I for sure would love to see Ella Blake again.

Follow this blog tour for the rest of this week. There are sure to be so many great things said about this book. Also check out Hobeck books for many more titles.


Blog Tour, The Genesis Inquiry, by Olly Jarvis. @hobeckbooks.

Blog Tour, The Genesis Inquiry, by Olly Jarvis. @hobeckbooks.


Posted by on October 13, 2021 in Books


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Book Tour: Fracture, by Ryan Mark.

Book Tour: Fracture, by Ryan Mark.

Today, I am delighted to be taking part in the Blog Tour for new book FRACTURE by Ryan Mark. Fracture is the sequel to dystopian young adult book TREMOR. 

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Fracture could be read as a stand alone, but I would highly recommend reading Tremor first, as it is amazing!! You may remember I reviewed and raved about Tremor a while ago. You can refresh your memoryHERE

 I was so very happy and honoured to be asked to join this blog tour. As I really loved the Author’s first book, I was sure that Fracture was also going to be amazing. I wasn’t wrong!!

My review of Fracture will follow soon, but today I want to share the details of Fracture with you. 

I was also lucky enough to be able to interview one of the characters from the books. But before that, here are the details of Ryan Mark’s books:




ISBN: 1906954836

 The life William knew has gone. His world has been left devastated by the Fossil War. All major governments have been wiped out and the land is now under the control of the company Terrafall. Although Terrafall’s intentions seem honest, William wonders if the company will live up to its promises and stop the tremors, which have been plaguing the Earth since the end of the war. And can Terrafall really find out who is behind the recent wave of abductions?  

 When someone close to William disappears, he decides it’s time to take matters into his own hands. But in a land that is on the verge of tearing itself apart, is it a life worth fighting for? If your world was falling apart, how far would YOU go to save it?

If you want a reminder of my review of Tremor, you can read it:  HERE




ISBN: 1910565393

The Earth is starting to recover from the onslaught of destruction left behind by the tremors and Terrafall. William’s life is settling and he has finally found a place where he feels he belongs. With the opportunity to flourish, the Haven Development has been able to secure the future of its lands and people, bringing forth a period of peace and stability.  

Yet something sinister quakes beneath the surface, hiding in the shadows, unknown to William and the Haven Development. Not a tremor, but a new enemy who threatens to tear apart everything William and his friends have fought so hard to protect. The peace is about to fracture…



Now that you are totally gripped, here is my lovely interview with one of the characters from both books, I introduce to you Igraine

What do you remember about life before the tremors began?

Fond memories fill my heart when I think about this question. Memories of my husband, memories of my youth, memories of a time less tragic than this one. Oh how lovely it would be to go back in time and live those years again! However, although I hold these memories close to my heart, I do appreciate this new future, and I will not take what I have now for granted. Life is getting better, and I’m glad to be a part of this new world.

What does an ideal world look like through your eyes?

 A world where everyone can live in harmony with the planet would be outstanding! I believe a bright and comfortable future can be achieved with hard work and cooperation, and the Haven Development is a testament to this!

What is your greatest fear?

Seeing my husband’s death, yet again.

Have you any regrets in life?

 That I couldn’t save my husband, couldn’t stop Terrafall when I watched them rise to power. I had the chance to look into its management during its early days, but I was naïve and too wrapped up in my own problems. I regret this every day of my life.

Are you and Branimir close?

Of course, I am his deputy and will always stand by his side. He has done a huge amount of good for the survivors of the war.

If you could go back in time, before everything happened, what advice would you give yourself?

I would’ve looked into the rulership of Terrafall, would’ve tried to prevent my husband’s death. But that is a fleeting dream, one which I cannot succeed on. This question, though good, fills me with a sense of melancholy.

Are you proud of what the Haven Development has achieved?

Oh of course, what has been achieved is wonderful! The Haven Development is trying to show that there is hope, that all is not dark and miserable. We have built a future out of the destruction, and are trying to show that we can live with the Earth in harmony. I will always stand by what we have done, and I will protect it with my life if I have to. We need a future.

Thank you Igraine and Author Ryan Mark for this lovely and heartfelt interview, I appreciate your honesty and wish you all the best of luck for the future.

Ryan Mark – Blog Info and Links:     




 Links for TREMOR and FRACTURE for you to grab!!


Fracture on Amazon UK

Fracture on Amazon USA

Tremor on Amazon UK 

Tremor on Amazon USA


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 Ryan Mark: Author Bio 

Ryan Mark lives in the rural county of Cumbria, on the outskirts of the Lake District. He is the author of The Tremor Cycle, a Dystopian series that takes place in a world devastated by war. His published works to date include:Tremor (2014), and its sequel, Fracture (2015). Ryan has worked within the education sector for several years, with his most recent position being in a pre-school, caring for children before they take their first big leap into primary school.

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