Thursday, January 26, 2017
Review: The Book of Mirrors
Title: The Book of Mirrors
Author: E.O. Chirovici
Publishing date: 26th of January 2017, today!
How I got this book: I got this as arc through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
My rating: 5 stars
When big-shot literary agent Peter Katz receives an unfinished manuscript entitled The Book of Mirrors, he is intrigued.
The author, Richard Flynn is writing a memoir about his time at Princeton in the late 80s, documenting his relationship with the famous Professor Joseph Wieder.
One night in 1987, Wieder was brutally murdered in his home and the case was never solved.
Peter Katz is hell-bent on getting to the bottom of what happened that night twenty-five years ago and is convinced the full manuscript will reveal who committed the violent crime.
But other people's recollections are dangerous weapons to play with, and this might be one memory that is best kept buried.
This book was so suspenseful, and I could not put it down. I read a few pages on the first day, but when I got really into it the next day, I was hooked.
The book has three parts, and we read from three different perspectives. The first part is mostly the manuscript itself, but we also get some from the agent's perspective. The middle part is from a reporter's perspective, and the last is from an ex-police officer, who worked on the case when it actually happened.
Throughout the novel I kept changing my mind about what had happened and who to trust, which I actually really enjoyed. I liked that I didn't know what had happened, until it was revealed. You don't know which characters are reliable, and that makes it harder to know what is going to happen next.
I will definitely recommend this to people, and also recommend starting it knowing as little as possible about the plot. That's what I did, and I enjoyed this so much. I haven't read that many adult mystery novels, but every time I do, I wonder why I don't read it more often. I hope Chirovici comes out with more mystery novels, because I will pick them up!
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