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Deep State – Chris Hauty | A Book Review

Deep State - Chris Hauty

Title: Deep State

Author: Chris Hauty

Genre: Thriller

About the book: It’s the first book in the Hayley Chill series, following a young army veteran who starts an internship at the White House. One morning, Hayley finds the White House Chief of Staff dead in his home from something other than natural causes. With powerful government figures attempting to undermine America’s future, she is in a race against time to save the president of the United States from becoming the next murder victim.

First impressions: I love a good thriller as much as anyone, and I like the simplicity of the cover. I don’t know much about US politics and government, so I was interested to learn more. The prologue introduces Hayley and gives readers a glimpse into her life.

Characters: Hayley is a likeable protagonist, and I could relate to her. I enjoyed reading about the villains and their backstories. The juxtaposition between secondary characters added depth to the story.

Quote:

“Know your enemies better than you know yourself.”

Writing: The chapters are long, but there are breaks in between. Hauty is a screenwriter who has a descriptive writing style. The story alternates between the perspectives of different characters, but I found it easy to follow along.

Final thoughts: I didn’t see the plot twist coming at the end, so it made the ending even more fun to read. If you want to pick up a political thriller, check out Deep State.


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