The Island of dark secrets lies close to Maui. Few have ventured there, fewer have returned.
With a map in hand, extreme-sports enthusiasts, Kyle and Donna, descend to the depths of the Pacific Ocean in search of treasure. Will they find it? And will they survive?
Peering eyes are everywhere, lurking and in wait, ready to take back what’s theirs.
Some things are better left buried.
This is an author who definitely knows how to grab his readers attention. The opening was pretty explosive to say the least!
With all that is going on in the world right now, I doubt that I will be going any further than England. Thankfully though as a reader, we get the next best thing and we are transported to sunnier climates in Maui. What I would have done to swap places with the characters! Although it wasn’t long before I was glad that I was sat in the comfort of my own home. More so as things take a sinister turn.
Character wise I have to say Jez was my favourite one. He brings a bit of lightness to the story and things are never dull when he is around. Kyle and Donna, I had my reservations where their relationship was concerned. Donna I never really took to. She isn’t an overly likeable character, well not to me anyway. She seems to be Kyle’s weakness which he constantly seems to be battling in his mind.
I loved the whole setting on an island. Being more secluded has it’s advantages and disadvantages and the author utilises this well to make the story all that more exhilarating. You get a feeling of trepidation throughout and I particularly loved how it all ends. I would suggest reading the bit after the epilogue as that added to the story for me, finding out more about the place the author wrote about as well as the folklore.
Mystery Island was a tense and engrossing read. I was swept along with the idyllic location and could easily visualise it all in my head. My sense of fear grew for the characters as to whether they would make it out of there alive. To see if they do, you will have to read it for yourself!
My thanks to the author for a readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Jim writes dark psychological/thrillers that have endings you won’t see coming, and favours stories packed with wit. He has written ten novels and well over a dozen short-stories spanning many genres.
Jim has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd. When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate. He lives with his long-suffering wife, three beautiful children and two indignant cats in Swindon, Wiltshire UK.
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