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Journey 5 Review

This is perfect for those who enjoy psychological thrillers.

Rating: 4/5

It is often said that there is a thin red line between logic and paranoia and this line is called life...

When a young aspiring author receives a black notebook with a paranoid story in the form of a diary, he descends into the disturbed mind of a young man falling into madness. This psychological thriller will leave you to wonder how easily a person can slip the perceptions of reality leaving nothing but unanswered questions laced with regret.


I received a free copy of Journey 5 from the author herself in exchange for an honest review! Thank you so much for this opportunity! I really enjoyed reading this one.

By the time I got around to starting this, I’d forgotten the premise. So I decided to just dive in blind. Which made for an interesting read! I had no expectations and I found this to be fully captivating from start to finish.

I had no expectations and I found this to be fully captivating from start to finish.

Journey 5 is a short psychological thriller that follows the story of an unnamed man who after losing his business and getting divorced decides to take a vacation to five locations within Europe. However, tragedy seems to follow him everywhere he goes, driving him insane. We see all this written down in a journal.

I thought the premise was very interesting to follow. This being only about 100 pages, I thought the pacing was great. We see the thoughts of this man slowly decline into madness when he wasn’t very stable to begin with. I will admit I didn’t necessarily find the storyline all that shocking, I was able to start predicting what was going to happen up until his fourth journey. It’s after this fourth journey and the ending that left me shocked. Even though I found this slightly predictable, I didn’t want to stop reading. I finished this in just a short couple of hours and it left me just simply saying “Damn” at the end. I was speechless.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one! I found it to be a great quick read. Perfect for those who enjoy psychological thrillers.


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