Monday, October 14

The Stolen Papyrus

The Stolen Papyrus, by Cate M. Turner, is one of the best mysteries I have read in a long time. The author is a true wordsmith that brings the scenery of modern Egypt to life. The characters are compelling, believable, and engaging. The author's use of dialogue is skilled and seamless, and the technical context of the story is accurate in a way that suggests that this author took the time to research the subject matter that she wrote about, which is a major plus for this reviewer.

I don't want to reveal much of the plot, but I will say that you will be carried into the mysterious and intriguing world of black market antiquities through a story that spans the greater part of a decade. Leila's family has been torn apart, and now she has to work side by side with the man that destroyed her life. An amazing discovery that should have been the opportunity of a lifetime puts her directly in harm's way, and brings her face to face with a powerful family out for revenge at any cost. Not everyone is as they seem in this story of retribution and redemption. The plot twists and turns, with a magnificent reveal at the very end. This is a must read for every mystery lover.

The author says that this is a work that was eight years in the making, but she also called it Book One. Cate, please don't make us wait eight years for Book Two.

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