Random Things Tours – Book Review – Double or Nothing by Kim Sherwood

“The White Helmet said , ‘To save one soul is to save all of humanity.'”

Genre: Mystery

Number of Pages: 416

Date of Publication: 1 September 2022

Publisher: Harper Collins

My Review Summary: A detailed journey with the new Double O’s


The start of a brand new trilogy following MI6’s agents with a licence to kill, that blows the world of James Bond wide open!

James Bond is missing…

007 has been captured, perhaps even killed, by a sinister private military company. His whereabouts are unknown.

Meet the new generation of spies…

Johanna Harwood, 003. Joseph Dryden, 004. Sid Bashir, 009. Together, they represent the very best and brightest of MI6. Skilled, determined and with a licence to kill, they will do anything to protect their country.

The fate of the world rests in their hands…

Tech billionaire Sir Bertram Paradise claims he can reverse the climate crisis and save the planet. But can he really? The new spies must uncover the truth, because the future of humanity hangs in the balance.

Time is running out.


I was quite excited to read this one because I love a mystery and the spy element added that extra something. I haven’t read the James Bond books (they are just one of many on my long wish list of books to read!), but of course I know who he is. I didn’t feel that I had missed out by not reading the original books.

The writing was detailed and set the scene and background of the characters well. You could really immerse yourself in the story. The pace of the story was slowed down as there was a lot of detail, plus there didn’t seem to be a main focus on either the character’s story (ie focusing on the conversation between the characters) or the background story (ie focusing on describing the action and surroundings which the characters found themselves in).

Whilst there was always something going on, the level of detail meant that the story didn’t feel rushed in any way. It made the story feel well researched and as if it could realistically happen. 

The chapters were of a medium length and had intriguing titles. The titles were an abstract clue as to what the chapter was going to be about which I liked.

The characters were good, and with each of their own unique backgrounds it was interesting to see how they got in to the positions that they were in. You never quite knew who to trust. There were little hints throughout the book that made you wonder whether a character was all they seemed! 

Lastly the settings. They were great. As there was a lot of detail you got a good idea of where the character was. There was quite a lot of travelling involved so you had to keep up with where each of the characters was. 

Overall a good book with interesting characters and a lot of detail.


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