Review - Never Go Back by Robert Goddard

Never Go Back - Robert Goddard

The rear cover has all the usual best seller buzz words, 'gripping', 'page turner', 'twists', 'unputdownable', etc......but it was a bit of a let down. I didn't really feel for any of the characters. In fact, the only characters I wanted to read about were the few that were only briefly mentioned, the key characters were only mildly interesting.

 

Long story, short....At a secret location in Scotland about 10 years after the war ended a handful of WWII servicemen underwent some secret military testing. Now it's present day and they're meeting for a reunion and none can really remember what happened back then and even the little bits they think they remember differs from man to man.  

 

I kept going because the whole book was hinting that what they thought they remembered from the experiment in 1955 wasn't actually as it appeared and I wanted to know why. What happened to them en-route was just page filler.

 

I won't go into detail about what the tests involved or whether or not the sketchy memories were pieced together because that's basically the whole story.  Overall, the trail that leads to the truth is littered with too many lucky breaks for the hero and seemingly 'being in the right place, at the right time' moments but it was still an ok read.


It's not the worst book I've read, but it's far from the best so while I'm glad I've read it, it's not one I'd go back to.