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4.76  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  29 reviews
'We haven't elected a Prime Minister, we've elected a lifestyle'.

As the fourth decade of the 21st century looms, new PM Guy Morrissey and his fitness guru wife Mona (hashtag MoMo) are hailed as the motivational couple to get the UK #FitForWork, with Mona promising to 'change the BMI of the nation'.

Lita Stone is an influential blogger and social media addict, who watches a
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Published May 24th 2019
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Whispering Stories
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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‘Hope’ is the latest novel from the pen of multi-genre author, Terry Tyler. This time, she gives us an Orwellian futuristic Britain, where life is lived mainly through the media and society is drowning in hashtags and sound bites. Many jobs have disappeared through mechanisation and automation, making career choices few.

Bubbling beneath the surface of this brave new world, there are sinister undertones. Little by little, commerce and politics converge as
Leonard Tillerman
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reviews
When settling down to read Hope by author Terry Tyler, keep the following passages from Charles Dicken’s masterpiece A Christmas Carol in mind:

“At this festive season of the year Mr. Scrooge, … it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries.”

Scrooge- “Are there no Prisons?”

“Plenty of prisons…”

Scrooge- “And the Union Workhouses. Are they still in operat
Cathy Ryan
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian
Hope is a scarily plausible look into a dystopian, not too distant, future. The title of the book has several implications, the main one initially being the Hope villages, which couldn’t be more misnamed, but as story progresses there are glimpses of the true meaning of the word.

Guy Morrissey, elected prime minister, along with his fitness and health leading light wife Mona, have become the golden couple, known as brand Morrissey. With their two perfect children they are the role models for the
G. Lawrence
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, and was just as equally disturbed by it. A chilling version of the future, which also contains the hope that compassion survives, despite the best efforts of some.

Ms Tyler has a gift for taking strands of the present and weaving them into a completely believable, and chilling, vision of the near future. A future where compassion and understanding, individuality and difference, are being slowly replaced by judgement and condemnation; where all people are stream-lined into a vi
Sally Cronin
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the scariest books I have read this year... very close to reality.

As a fan of Terry Tyler’s books, I was expecting to enjoy her latest book, Hope. What I was not expecting to be was horrified as well. I doubt that I am the only one who wonders how we are going to move forward from our lives today, as technology becomes integrated, into not just our personal lives, but in communications, the work place and crucially, as an every advancing tool for our governments. We are already spied on b
Liza Perrat
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hope is a frightening exploration of a not-too-distant, dystopian future, the fourth decade of the 21st century. Frightening, and very disturbing, because this near future is entirely plausible in a world where social media has become even more intrusive than it is today, and where people share their lives online.

UK Prime Minister, Guy Morrissey, his health and fitness fanatic wife, Mona, and their perfect children, have become role models for the entire nation: Brand Morrissey. Any individual w
Barb Taub
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just when I come up with something that defines Terry Tyler’s writing, she delivers another game changer. In reviewing her other books, I’ve said that the one thing you can count on is that she’s not identified by genre, style, or theme. In fact, each new book (or series) is almost completely different from the others.

So what does Terry do? She writes Hope, a psychological thriller that echoes the dystopian themes and warnings of her excellent Project Renova series. And you know what’s worse? It
Zoe Saadia
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was like watching an especially good episode of "Black Mirror."

I read plenty of books by this author, so grabbed this one with great expectations the moment Amazon notified me it was out and available. No disappointments there...
A fan of "Black Mirror" series, I felt like I got a bonus episode of it, reading a new especially good and absorbing chapter in the series. The way the author depicted our lives, our reality of fairly firm dependency to the social media, whether of real addicts or tho
Judith Barrow
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
As far back as her first books I have loved Terry Tyler's work, particularly as they are character led, and because the characters leap out at you on the page from the word go. When the author ventured into the dystopian genre (not one of my favourite genres) I thought I wouldn't like her stories. But, true to her style, she produced great rounded characters in a world that was both believable and gave a good sense of place.
And so she has carried on in the same way with this latest book. Hope c
Debbie Harris
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fab read but a bit close to the truth!

I really enjoy this genre of book. Set in the future, where things are so controlled, I felt a bit sick with where the world of today is heading. Hope was a great read and kept me intrigued throughout. As a blogger it was interesting to read of how media was so important to the storyline and how controlled it all was. I will definitely check out more of Terry’s work.
Brian Kitchen
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Since reading '1984' as a young man, I have enjoyed reading novels portraying dystopian futures. Twenty years ago the future Britain that Terry Tyler portrays in 'Hope', would have been unthinkable. Now however, after ten years of austerity, one might even start to believe it possible. I certainly do.
The novel follows the lives of three young people, who through no fault of their own become homeless and end up in a 'Hope' village. There they soon discover that the Government's solution for an ev
Olga Miret
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of this novel prior to its publication, and I freely chose to review it.
I have read some of Terry Tyler’s work before (I’ve read her dystopian Project Renova series and I cannot recommend it enough), and I was keen to read her new novel, which also fits into that genre.
This story, set in the UK in the near future, felt even more prescient than Renova, and it perfectly captures some of the realities of today’s society (the increased reliance on AI and machines to replace ma
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
When I saw what this book was about, I was really excited to read it. Within a few chapters, I began to think this is not so much futuristic as the here and now.

The thing with this book is it’s all just so believable. Guy Morrisey is the Prime Minister, and with his wife Mona or hashtag MoMo as she’s been dubbed, they have a vision – to get Britain #FitForWork. If you find yourself out of work for any reason, not only do you have to persuade any prospective employer that you have the qualificati
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Terry Tyler has a rare and terrifying talent. She can foretell the future. There's only one thing that she gets wrong – the dates. Because she writes about 2026, but some of the things she describes are already happening.

There's not a lot of hope to Hope. UK's newly elected lifestyle... typo! Prime minister's wife and her husband start phasing out those who don't fit the #FitForWork, then #FitForLife norms. The undesirables are being sent to Hope Villages, which are neither villages nor filled w
Cynthia Harrison
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
“Hope” is the perfectly titled new dystopian novel by prolific author Terry Tyler. Hope, of course, is all but abandoned in dystopias, including this one set in a Britian perhaps twenty years into the future, where the Prime Minister is married to an American heiress and media star. Her legacy is a vast and chilling conglomerate, Nutricorp, that controls everything in England from across the pond—to the food people eat to the prices they pay to the amped up media they consume.

Main character Lit
Shelley Wilson
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Terry Tyler has a gift for producing memorable characters that stay with you long after you’ve closed the book. Hope is yet another excellent example of the authors talents. She can also scare the living daylights out of you with her post-apocalyptic storylines!

Hope is a fictional story that’s a little too close to home. Terry Tyler taps into the state of the world and current affairs to weave a plot that can delight and terrify you. We’ve all seen the men and women sleeping in shop doorways wh
Lisette Brodey
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Set in the not too-distant future (four decades into the 21st Century) in the UK, Hope is narrated by Lita Stone, a popular and well-known blogger and social media aficionado, who lives in a flat with her best friends, Nick and Kendall. Living the “online life,” Lita is tuned in to the nation’s politics. She becomes increasingly uneasy by the policies of Prime Minster Guy Morrissey and his fitness guru wife, Mona, who, like Lita, has a large social media presence.

Although Lita and her friends a
Terry Tyler’s latest dystopian novel, HOPE, is a chilling psychological thriller set in the not too distant future.

Lita Stone is a successful lifestyle blogger and social media addict who feels like she has finally found a real home and family with her flatmates. Nick is a freelance journalist who takes out his political frustrations via his secret online persona and Kendall is a sweet, but often superficial and dim, retail assistant.

The three flatmates become concerned about what is going on th
Elizabeth Lloyd
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hope takes us to an alternative UK in 2028. Just 5 years earlier, shiny new Prime Minister, Guy Morrisey, had been elected, part of Brand Morrissey, with his wife Mona, a fitness guru, and two clean living photogenic children. Now we meet Lila Stone, whose earnings come mainly from her social comment and review blog, content with the lifestyle she shares with her flatmates, Nick, a successful online journalist and Kendall, a sweet curvaceous girl. But slowly things begin to fall apart. Queues ou ...more
Deborah Swift
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The underdog vs corporate big business.

I loved this book. Three friends who share a flat find themselves homeless through a series of unforeseen circumstances. Set in a future Britain where the homeless are shipped off to the equivalent of internment camps, this story tells what the friends do to fight back, and how they battle to make a stand against a repressive 'handmaids tale' regime. The characters are well-drawn and convincing - Lita and Kendall, the women, have very different views and di
Lynn M. Dixon
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Hope, Terry Tyler writes, "The survivor is the one who adapts to changing circumstances instead of resisting them." The dystopian piece opens with roommates Lita Stone, Nick Freer and Kendall Clarke working their jobs and living regular lives. Then, the unthinkable happens. One by one, they lose their jobs from either speaking their truths online or being too overweight for a company that emphasizes fitness.

They are forced to live in one of the Hope Villages which is designed to house the dis
Lucinda Clarke
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Futuristic dystopian books are not my favourite gender, but I will make an exception for Terry Tyler’s books. Hope has a similar theme as her Project Renova series, a visit to a future which is all too possible and in which only those at the top will benefit. Not only is there a projected population control, but hints of mass murder in the future. An easy read with good characterisation, all too realistic scenarios and a must-read for those who now rely on social media more than they do with rea ...more
Valerie Poore
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read so many different types of books these days I no longer rate them with any kind of comparison in mind. My only real tests now are how 'putdownable' they are (or rather, not), and whether they are technically well-written overall. Well Terry Tyler scores tops on both points here. Hope is a remarkable and totally unputdownable book, utterly compelling in fact. Its storyline moves from relaxed and comfortable to uneasy and finally to gut-wrenchingly terrifying in small but incremental steps ...more
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this excellent book & it's characters in particular i felt great admiration towards Lita for her bravery & resilience . Hope is yet another example of the authors superb writing skill.
Carl Rackman
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hope is a short, punchy novel set in a plausible future but anchored very much in the present by its savage treatment of our shallow corporate culture underpinned by vacuous social media. The book extrapolates our current obsession with celebrity, self-promotion and tacky corporate trend-hijacking into a sinister future where the prime minister is a social icon, his wife is the kind of ghastly celeb whose shallow, manipulative pronouncements are relayed around the world as sacred truths, while b ...more
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian, thriller
Hope is a gripping and terrifying glimpse into a dystopian future that could very well happen!

This latest offering from multi-genre author, Terry Tyler, was not at all what I was expecting. When you hear Dystopian a whole list of typical tropes usually pop into one’s head, and though I love the genre, that’s what I expected.

Wow! I couldn’t have been more suprised! Yes it is Dystopian, but it takes place in the very near future. What makes it so special, is how very NOW it feels. It’s incredibly
Lucy Mitchell
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the scariest books I have read!

This book is scary because you can imagine the future turning out like this. I felt uncomfortable while reading this book (in a good way) and it’s one of those books which lingers on your mind throughout the day. This book is so Black Mirror and I think I need a few days to let me think about it.
A.E. Faulkner
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the characters and the concept. I don't want to think about it too much though because I believe something like this could actually happen in the not-too-distant future. Great dystopian story - highly recommend!
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
An interesting read and a frightening prospect if it ever became reality
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I am self-published and proud to be so, and have nineteen books on Amazon. In Autumn 2018 I published Legacy, the final book in the post apocalyptic Project Renova series. The other books in the series are Tipping Point, Lindisfarne, UK2, and Patient Zero, a collection of short stories about some of the characters.

My newest book is Hope, a dystopian/psychological drama set 10-12 years in the futur
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