Rating: 3 stars
So I’m not going to do a full review, I’m just going to do a mini summary, because I feel if I reveal too much then the whole story goes to waste. This was an interesting tale about Andra Vandersan, an expert code breaker, and Max, a linguist, who set out to work on a mystery together. Andra has a past of breaking codes but she’s always managed to keep herself safe that is until now, when Max turns up at her door step, in need of her help with a mystery they can’t seem to escape. With their lives constantly at threat, they need to figure out what’s going on sooner rather than later.
This story is full on action packed from beginning to end. There’s always something going on. The paragraphs are short and get to the point quickly, which was great as it keeps your attention. It’s told in third person, differentiating between different scenes but all of them play a part in the actual story. It’s set in Hong Kong, where Andra and Max travel from place to place in order to discover the secret once and for all. There’s a lot of anticipation, and as much as they’re both scared they’re also excited to uncover the mystery of the doll find out what the hell is going on.
I had only one problem. The romantic aspect of this book. It seemed like it popped up out of nowhere, we have no background on how the two developed feelings, but apparently they’re there. I felt unable to connect to them because of this. If there was more information regarding how they met, I would have understood their feelings a little better. So if you’re looking for romance, I don’t particularly think this is for you.
Over all, this book has been a good companion over the past 2 weeks (yes I know, 2 weeks). Do give it a chance if you’re particularly fond of suspense books. The author definitely has much potential and I look forward to reading more of her work. Happy reading!
‘I’m sorry Andra. Maybe when this is all over we can remain friends. I’d regret losing our friendship.’
Her eyes gleamed suspiciously. ‘It pretty much stalemates our relationship beyond professional.’ She held out her hand.
‘Friends,’ he agreed as silence fell around them ans something broke quietly and softly within him as he realised that he had gotten his way. Andra was lost to him.