Tuesday, 3 May 2016
The Secret Of Heaven by Felix Alexander
I was lucky enough to receive an e-book copy of The Secret of Heaven direct from the author Felix Alexander in exchange for an honest review.
The story follows Professor Aiden Leonardo and him trying to deal with the aftermath of his best friend's death and trying to work out why he died. I don't want to say to much about the actual story because there are lots of twists and turns and reveals and I really don't want to spoil anything for anyone. I do want to say how well written the book is and how intelligent the story is. The writing flows beautifully and though a lot of language is used that you wouldn't come across often in your day to day life, it works within the confines of the story.
The Secret of Heaven is definitely more of a plot driven book and some of the characters do become a little muddled as they have no defining personality. Hopefully going forward in the series, there will be some more character development as there are some hints at really interesting back stories that I would certainly like to learn about. There is plenty of action in the mean time to keep you going and the story is very fast paced so you don't have too much time to miss the characters.
My only real problem with the book was that I genuinely think I've missed the significance of the big reveal and outcome. I just don't see how it could really affect anything, but that may very well be a problem with me rather than the book. I think I got lost in the understanding of the meaning of a lot of the bible quotes and what they would mean in context with everything else going on. This doesn't change the fact that I enjoyed reading the book, it just means that I probably missed out on the shocked feeling you should have when things are all put together.
Overall I did enjoy the book and it was certainly a fast and easy read, so I would definitely recommend this to people. In particular people who are fans of Dan Brown (there's even mention of a Professor Langdon) or conspiracy theories and secret societies.
I started reading the book on the 19th of April 2016 and I finished it on the 26th of April 2016
I gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads.