The Girl at the Border

The Girl at the Border

Leslie Archer / Jun 19, 2019

The Girl at the Border One girl missing one woman searching both equally lost Will a shared tragedy help them find their way home even in the face of imminent danger Renowned archaeologist Richard Mathis is hal

  • Title: The Girl at the Border
  • Author: Leslie Archer
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  • One girl missing, one woman searching, both equally lost Will a shared tragedy help them find their way home even in the face of imminent danger

    Renowned archaeologist Richard Mathis is half a world away on the island of Crete when he learns his daughter, Bella, has gone missing Within twenty minutes, he s on his way back to the States Two days later, he s dead.

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    One girl missing, one woman searching, both equally lost Will a shared tragedy help them find their way home even in the face of imminent danger

    Renowned archaeologist Richard Mathis is half a world away on the island of Crete when he learns his daughter, Bella, has gone missing Within twenty minutes, he s on his way back to the States Two days later, he s dead.

    Richard s young assistant, Angela Chase, is devastated by the loss of the man who had become both mentor and friend, and she s determined to find the missing girl, who seems to have made dangerous connections and whose lonely childhood so resembles Angela s own Born Laurel Springfield, Angela now spends her days digging up the origins of a lost civilization while struggling to keep her own past buried But will the search for Bella expose Angela s carefully disguised identity and will she find Bella before she s lost forever

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The time jumps without warning, and moving from person to person just make it all the disjointed and confusing to the reader It starts really well, but about halfway through I started to find myself becoming and confused and less and less interested This book definitely had potential, but the author has tried to do too much and it has ended up an awkward mismatch of genres My verdict Don t Bother flag 112 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Dec 01, 2018 Suze rated it it was ok Confused If I could go back and choose another book for my Kindle First I would It was presented as suspense, although there was no suspense It was a very dark read, about a young girl left with her psychotic mother while her father is on a archeological dig in Crete The girl goes missing, the father dies, his assistant looks for the girl The assistant has her own back story, but I didn t think it lent much to the book.No spoilers here, you can read it for your own take on the book I did no Confused If I could go back and choose another book for my Kindle First I would It was presented as suspense, although there was no suspense It was a very dark read, about a young girl left with her psychotic mother while her father is on a archeological dig in Crete The girl goes missing, the father dies, his assistant looks for the girl The assistant has her own back story, but I didn t think it lent much to the book.No spoilers here, you can read it for your own take on the book I did not like it, but you might The author writes well, I just could not get into the story flag 12 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves first reads program, kindle I received this book through the First Reads giveaway program.Nothing out of the ordinary with this one Where it suffers is in an identity crisis poor thing doesn t seem to know what type of book it wants to be, as it changes genres every few chapters Makes it terribly frustrating to read Overall impression meh 2.5 stars flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Christa rated it did not like it Shelves 2018 challenge A cluttered mess of a book It started out well with the archaeological dig in Crete and I was enjoying the characters and the story Then it took a weird turn and moved to the US and became about ISIS and anti Muslim sentiment after 9 11 There were time jumps with no warning that made this book a confusing mess because the narrator would also change I don t recommend this book at all I m glad I got it for free flag 3 likesLike see review Tracey Batchelor My exact thoughts enjoyed book to start with then was jumbled mess and end look thrown together in the hope of tying up loose ends Jan 31, 2019 09 52AM Dec 03, 2018 RedRedtheycallmeRed rated it did not like it This was just incredibly dull I made it to 47% and I couldn t bear to go on, so I skipped to the last part of the book just to see how it ended.Almost every chapter had time jumpssometimes 4 5 in a single chapter Angela is the central character, on the run from her past, and she becomes obsessed which I found creepy with Richard, and by extension, his missing daughter This was presented as a suspense novel, but is listed at under Terrorism Thrillers No part of the synopsis I re This was just incredibly dull I made it to 47% and I couldn t bear to go on, so I skipped to the last part of the book just to see how it ended.Almost every chapter had time jumpssometimes 4 5 in a single chapter Angela is the central character, on the run from her past, and she becomes obsessed which I found creepy with Richard, and by extension, his missing daughter This was presented as a suspense novel, but is listed at under Terrorism Thrillers No part of the synopsis I read seemed to suggest terrorism.The ending seemed like it was ripped off from the tv show 24 and then went too far the other way to unbelievable happily ever after stuff Kindle First Pick flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 04, 2018 Sarah rated it did not like it Such a disappointing read and one that I cannot justify awarding than one star to The blurb made this novel seem really interesting an archaeological thriller following several lives However, this was a novel of cluttered genres that had too many ambiguous flashbacks, leaving me muddled, uninterested and mightily confused.The blurb hides many elements about this plot The flashbacks were insane because there were so many and they were so unexpected Not only are we discovering the past Such a disappointing read and one that I cannot justify awarding than one star to The blurb made this novel seem really interesting an archaeological thriller following several lives However, this was a novel of cluttered genres that had too many ambiguous flashbacks, leaving me muddled, uninterested and mightily confused.The blurb hides many elements about this plot The flashbacks were insane because there were so many and they were so unexpected Not only are we discovering the past and secrets of Angela, but also Richard, Bella s mother and Elim Bella s childhood friend come nanny These flashbacks can occur within flashbacks and, whilst I have previously praised this technique, Archer fails to do this precisely, leaving a rather chaotic and confusing narrative At some points these flashbacks seem pointless and, as they are poorly integrated into the plot, it just adds to the frustration I already felt towards this read.Further, I was totally taken aback when the novel introduced the idea of terrorism and the terrorist threat that exists in society today Focusing specifically on radicalisation and extremism, Archer draws the plot towards the paranoia and fear experienced by Americans, following the 11th September terrorist attack Coupled with the sudden background of Richard s apparently innocent career, the novel moves from a thriller focusing on a missing girl, to the treatment of Muslims in America It just doesn t work.This novel goes nowhere fast and is uninteresting I just could not understand the relationship between Bella, Angela and Richard, particularly when he is content for Angela to pretend to be himself over texts with his daughter It all seemed rather unbelievable and tiresome The narrative lacks the suspense that the blurb promises and the lacking pace and intrigue made me desperate to finish this quickly I found it difficult to concentrate on the read and was pleased when it was over.Difficult to engage with any of the characters, I could not understand the lack of detail provided about Bella s mother and even Jimmy s role Both seemed inadequate and poorly developed With this abrupt time shifting, there was not enough opportunity to totally build a relationship with the characters Focus was provided in the wrong areas and I would have liked to read about the events leading up to Bella s parents deaths.Trying to be too many genres at once, this novel has failed miserably for me There are so many better thrillers out there and, if flashbacks is your thing, then you will definitely find slicker reads than this Muddled, confusing and dull, I have not been impressed by my first read from Leslie Archer flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Gurukarm rated it really liked it SurprisingI started this book thinking it would probably be a relatively light read, and that I d be able to anticipate the plot as I went along Not true It s full of unexpected twists and turns that make it a much better experience than I initially gave it credit for I ll say no , to avoid spoilers, except that it s worth your time flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Hannah Rooney rated it did not like it Couldn t even finish it, so bad flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 12, 2018 Nicole rated it it was ok There were some beautifully written passages in this book Unfortunately, it wasn t enough to provide a cohesive story I almost gave up in the first chapter It was like reading a history textbook on Etruscan civilization It seemed like every time I d start to get interested in the story or a character, something would happen to make me lose interest again I usually like stories that jump back and forth in time, but the time hopping in this book was over the top Not only was it done too freq There were some beautifully written passages in this book Unfortunately, it wasn t enough to provide a cohesive story I almost gave up in the first chapter It was like reading a history textbook on Etruscan civilization It seemed like every time I d start to get interested in the story or a character, something would happen to make me lose interest again I usually like stories that jump back and forth in time, but the time hopping in this book was over the top Not only was it done too frequently with no reference for the reader, it was also done in the middle of chapters The dialog between characters was formal and stiff, it felt uncomfortable and unrealistic There were too many back stories and they were told in bits and pieces throughout the book It made for some pretty confusing characterizations There was just too much going on in this book Etruscan history, familial dysfunction, characters with abandonment issues, adventure and mysteryd then we are slapped in the face Islamophobia Maybe this would have made a good TV mini series, but in book form it was just too scattered, too disorganized and too much And it s too bad, because I could see the writer s talent underneath all the confusion I would not recommend this book flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Ceecee rated it it was amazing Kindle First for December I thought this was an intriguing, intelligent and clever book which may well become quite a significant read although I fully appreciate that this book divided opinion What I really liked was that it made me think and challenged opinions The book started with an archeological dig and I thoroughly enjoyed the Etruscan background which was woven effortlessly into the storyline The characters were interesting and from wide ranging backgrounds which was also fasc Kindle First for December I thought this was an intriguing, intelligent and clever book which may well become quite a significant read although I fully appreciate that this book divided opinion What I really liked was that it made me think and challenged opinions The book started with an archeological dig and I thoroughly enjoyed the Etruscan background which was woven effortlessly into the storyline The characters were interesting and from wide ranging backgrounds which was also fascinating Throughout the book there were references to Moby Dick, a book which several characters loved and was a unifying factor I liked the way the story went backwards and forwards in order to tell the stories of Angela Laurel and Bella I know some readers found this confusing but I didn t find it so, in fact the opposite I felt it made the story come together well especially at the conclusion Although he was only a peripheral character as a coolly detached Brit I appreciated Nigel although it does slightly worry me that this is the way we are seen I m not sure what an overclass Brit is but from his description assume he is upper class and I loved his joke and genuinely laughed out loud I think it s possible that people found the Muslim element of the story uncomfortable reading but in parts the storyline made me feel sad In particular the hounding of Elin s innocent Lebanese father as for every Muslim who is tempted to the path of Jihad there are thousands of peaceful and law abiding citizens The parts of the story that dealt with what Perry White described as our Age of Destruction also made me sad for the world although in the light of events in Syria his assessment is valid Bella and Laurel had so many parallels in their lives and faced many difficulties Bella was abandoned and neglected which led to her having no inner compass as what example was she set Like many other teenagers she didn t know what she really wanted but because she was alone it led her into a dangerous world I loved Laurel s tenacity and courage to change and adapt to whatever life threw at her Yes, this book takes concentration but I thought it was well worth the effort It is well written, confronts some uncomfortable issues and makes you think I liked the ending and it left you with some reasons to be optimistic flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Bookreporter Mystery Thriller rated it it was amazing review of another edition Twists and turns Multiple flashbacks for multiple characters Organized crime Archaeology Dysfunctional families Assumed identities Mystery Terrorism Love Hate Fear Death What s not to love about THE GIRL AT THE BORDER Leslie Archer the nom de plume of a New York Times bestselling author has written a smart, absorbing mystery that starts on an archaeological dig with Angela Chase meeting Richard Mathis, a real life Indiana Jones in the world of antiquity finds Richard s arrival in Twists and turns Multiple flashbacks for multiple characters Organized crime Archaeology Dysfunctional families Assumed identities Mystery Terrorism Love Hate Fear Death What s not to love about THE GIRL AT THE BORDER Leslie Archer the nom de plume of a New York Times bestselling author has written a smart, absorbing mystery that starts on an archaeological dig with Angela Chase meeting Richard Mathis, a real life Indiana Jones in the world of antiquity finds Richard s arrival in Crete sets the stage for the discovery of not only a rare Etruscan figure, and possibly the unraveling of a centuries old enigma regarding what ever became of the race, but also a domino of flashbacks that reveal the backstories of Angela and Richard.The reader learns in an early recollection that the seemingly pulled together and bright Angela comes from a very troubled and storied background She entered the world as Laurel Springfield, a quickly orphaned child who spent her youth reading all that she could get her hands on, while struggling to survive a lonely existence She becomes embroiled in a large, loving but questionable Italian family, and must escape that life to reenter as Angela.Richard has left behind a broken marriage to a tragic woman dependent on chemicals to keep her going Together they have a child, affectionately nicknamed Rabbit, who is being raised by a nanny not much older than she is Richard spends time working than with his daughter, and acutely feels the guilt of that.When the phone rings one day to alert Richard that his Bella has gone missing, he leaves Angela behind to find her The book jacket reveals that Richard is dead within two days Angela, who has lost her good friend and confidante, decides to find Bella for him.The expression page turner was coined to describe exactly what Archer offers in THE GIRL AT THE BORDER rapid fire flashbacks and revelations about all the characters that drive the story forward with great momentum.Reviewed by Roberta O Hara flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Mystica rated it liked it Richard Matthis is a renowned archaelogist and he has discovered Etruscan remains on the island of Crete Angela Harris is working for him very happy in her job She is also escaping from her past and feels safe in Crete, thinking that no one would link her to this remote site.When Bella, Richard s daughter goes missing Matthis drops everything and flies back home to help in the search Four days later he dies in a strange accident The relationship between Richard Matthis and his daughter has b Richard Matthis is a renowned archaelogist and he has discovered Etruscan remains on the island of Crete Angela Harris is working for him very happy in her job She is also escaping from her past and feels safe in Crete, thinking that no one would link her to this remote site.When Bella, Richard s daughter goes missing Matthis drops everything and flies back home to help in the search Four days later he dies in a strange accident The relationship between Richard Matthis and his daughter has been tense and Angela over a very short period of time, pretended to be Richard and started a message conversation with Bella, hoping to make the relationship between father and daughter a warmer one.With Richard s death, Angela has a compulsion to return to the scene of Richard s death and find Bella on her own She has a feeling Bella needs her, and compromises her own safety because there are people out there who want Angela found.A rather convoluted tale, including ISIS, a spy network amongst other things it was rather fragmented when all the other stories got in the way My personal view was that there were too many strands to connect and this led to a lot of confusion I also felt the cover was awful flag Like see review View 1 comment Jan 29, 2019 Joyce rated it liked it Shelves read thriller suspense adventure Leslie Archer is a nom de plume Would I be interested in reading her other works Anyway, I was at first slightly put off kilter by the bouncing back and forth between time periods But the end flowed along the string of time, as it were, as the story barreled to its neat conclusion.I like that the parallels between Laurel s and Bella s lives were exposed slowly, and on,y very briefly confirmed at the end I.e the story didn t pummel you over the head repeatedly by making overt side by si Leslie Archer is a nom de plume Would I be interested in reading her other works Anyway, I was at first slightly put off kilter by the bouncing back and forth between time periods But the end flowed along the string of time, as it were, as the story barreled to its neat conclusion.I like that the parallels between Laurel s and Bella s lives were exposed slowly, and on,y very briefly confirmed at the end I.e the story didn t pummel you over the head repeatedly by making overt side by side comparisons.The opening scenes in Crete, I suppose, were to establish the relationship between Richard and Angela Laurel between her Bella, too that would drive her in the rest of the story But the discussions of the dig s revelations and Kieros they just seemed extraneous in hindsight Oh, well, I enjoyed the resolution well enough Thanks, Kindle Unlimited, for recommending it flag Like see review Dec 05, 2018 Jen rated it really liked it Shelves kindle AbsorbingI was reeled in almost from page one I like how the story is told from different characters perspectives and not in chronological order I was only able to put this down when I was too physically tired to stay awake Loved it.The reason I couldn t give this 5 stars is because the author sometimes strangely inserts unnecessarily complex words when a common word would be appropriate There was also the odd sentence here and there that was so awkward I had to read it several ti AbsorbingI was reeled in almost from page one I like how the story is told from different characters perspectives and not in chronological order I was only able to put this down when I was too physically tired to stay awake Loved it.The reason I couldn t give this 5 stars is because the author sometimes strangely inserts unnecessarily complex words when a common word would be appropriate There was also the odd sentence here and there that was so awkward I had to read it several times to make sense of it I think the negative reviews come mostly from people who wanted and expected the book to be something it wasn t And the blurbs aren t always the best to understand what a book is about or how it will be presented, so I can understand how it can be disappointing It wasn t what I expected, either But I m a weirdo and like following stories that are told in unexpected ways and that lead to unexpected places flag Like see review Jan 19, 2019 Hannah rated it really liked it Good but ChaoticSuch a richly written story, weaving through the lives of Laurel and Richard, Bella and Elim, Maggie, Gabriel, Orfeo, and others How do they react to adversity Love Despair Life The Girl at the Border pits the petty with the profound A glimpse of the split in the world between our American Christian values and those of the radicalized Islam The book is about loneliness and reaching for connection and longing for love.My one complaint is that the book jumps back a Good but ChaoticSuch a richly written story, weaving through the lives of Laurel and Richard, Bella and Elim, Maggie, Gabriel, Orfeo, and others How do they react to adversity Love Despair Life The Girl at the Border pits the petty with the profound A glimpse of the split in the world between our American Christian values and those of the radicalized Islam The book is about loneliness and reaching for connection and longing for love.My one complaint is that the book jumps back and forth in time without notice or any sort of cue Often I had to reread a couple of pages Kindle pages once I realized that the new section was a completely different time period than the previous section If this were a movie, there would ve been visual cues to signal the change in time, but it was not always as clear in the book.For those who like advance warning, there is a fair amount of foul language in the book flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Jerusha rated it did not like it First of all, I couldn t even complete this book It truly, without exaggeration, was one of the worst pieces of literature I ve ever read It ambled, lazily with no rhyme or reason It s story was cliched and shall I say, had than a hint of casual racism I was already put off by the main character saying I get treated like a third world worker which I found an abhorrent way to describe anything in 2019 but then lo and behold the one character in any way connect to American Muslims gets First of all, I couldn t even complete this book It truly, without exaggeration, was one of the worst pieces of literature I ve ever read It ambled, lazily with no rhyme or reason It s story was cliched and shall I say, had than a hint of casual racism I was already put off by the main character saying I get treated like a third world worker which I found an abhorrent way to describe anything in 2019 but then lo and behold the one character in any way connect to American Muslims gets radicalised I have a number of close friends, known over 15 years, who are Muslims and I ve never even heard whispers of anything like that Ughhh And the lack of compassion and empathy for the mother character who is clearly very mentally unwell, going through very severe untreated post natal depression was also too much for me to swallow The idolising of the male archaeologist by the Angela was simply ridiculous He was male chauvinism at its worst It was like I was supposed to give him a cookie for not sleeping with his colleague 20 years his junior when she came into his tent to sleep therelike wow He showed basic human decency, how radical Anyway avoid this book like the plague flag Like see review Jan 22, 2019 Erika rated it liked it I didn t start out with high hopes for the quality of this book I thought of it as the sort of brain candy that I used to take respite from the literary things I commit to reading with books I hold in my hands, pages I turn, and tuck things in between the pages and use as unlikely bookmarks Then, somewhere around what I thought was the middle of the book, I got totally engaged in the plot and couldn t stop reading I had to know Bella s fate Unfortunately, to quote one of my best teacher I didn t start out with high hopes for the quality of this book I thought of it as the sort of brain candy that I used to take respite from the literary things I commit to reading with books I hold in my hands, pages I turn, and tuck things in between the pages and use as unlikely bookmarks Then, somewhere around what I thought was the middle of the book, I got totally engaged in the plot and couldn t stop reading I had to know Bella s fate Unfortunately, to quote one of my best teachers, the author totally copped out and used a cheap tactic to end the story I would ve read another hundred pages for this book to come to a satisfying conclusion Instead, because of limited writing or terrible editing, I was left somewhat disappointed in what could have been a novel elevated from my usual brain candy flag Like see review Dec 09, 2018 Di Worley rated it really liked it A great storyThis is a complex story with the main character having 2 additional alternative aliases, but it is mainly about the sense of loss she feels from her mother s abandment, the grief that ultimately takes her father from her and the connection she feels with the daughter of the charismatic archaeologist she meets at a dig The parallels drive her to save this young vulnerable woman and to fulfil her promise to the archaeologist There are themes around the treatment of Muslims in Americ A great storyThis is a complex story with the main character having 2 additional alternative aliases, but it is mainly about the sense of loss she feels from her mother s abandment, the grief that ultimately takes her father from her and the connection she feels with the daughter of the charismatic archaeologist she meets at a dig The parallels drive her to save this young vulnerable woman and to fulfil her promise to the archaeologist There are themes around the treatment of Muslims in America post 9 11 and the effect this has had in the increasing of radicalisation for young disaffected and isolated young people Would recommend this engrossing novel wholeheartedly flag Like see review Dec 23, 2018 Christopher Hood rated it it was ok Frustrating I could see what the author was trying to do with the story, but I found it hard work The jumping if timelines were badly signalled and made the overall story hard to get drawn into The use of language was overly sophisticated and distracting in places Although I think I understand what the author was trying to do with the discussions on religion, etc it came across as crass and unnecessarily inflammatory at times I just couldn t empathise or connect with any of the characters in Frustrating I could see what the author was trying to do with the story, but I found it hard work The jumping if timelines were badly signalled and made the overall story hard to get drawn into The use of language was overly sophisticated and distracting in places Although I think I understand what the author was trying to do with the discussions on religion, etc it came across as crass and unnecessarily inflammatory at times I just couldn t empathise or connect with any of the characters in the end flag Like see review Jan 08, 2019 Dot Day rated it it was amazing Incredible StoryThis is a fascinating book with much thought provoking detail There is no way for me to begin in an adequate way to describe the plot Simply, read this and begin to understand the epic Moby Duck as played out through the characters The reader will still have questions, but the basic situations will be resolved satisfactorily All of this to say, read this as a literary offering to understand current situations of family dysfunction, national divisions, and so much flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Mrs F A Wiles rated it it was amazing A Read for our modern day I started reading this as a book different from my normal ones The book entwined lives that were a parallel to each other It started like many A young woman on a dig with no real qualifications unused a d untaught Along comes Richard Who is as lost for different reason s It is a page Turner for me A modern day book Modern difficulties and problems but with the real human elements to it A love story but not as you know it I thoroughly enjoyed it I will be look A Read for our modern day I started reading this as a book different from my normal ones The book entwined lives that were a parallel to each other It started like many A young woman on a dig with no real qualifications unused a d untaught Along comes Richard Who is as lost for different reason s It is a page Turner for me A modern day book Modern difficulties and problems but with the real human elements to it A love story but not as you know it I thoroughly enjoyed it I will be looking for different genre s You never know when a gem will be available flag Like see review Dec 08, 2018 Abbie rated it it was amazing Beautiful and emotionalThe glimpse into an archaeological excavation of importance was so wonderful I actually felt like I was in that tunnel with a paintbrush It was a magical mind trip for me The pilot, story, scenes and characters made me feel for them I became friends with some of them and others I in New I hated The layers of real life are really reflected in this book.The epic feel of this novel breathes a new dimension a and insight into the struggles of being Islamic and Muslim in t Beautiful and emotionalThe glimpse into an archaeological excavation of importance was so wonderful I actually felt like I was in that tunnel with a paintbrush It was a magical mind trip for me The pilot, story, scenes and characters made me feel for them I became friends with some of them and others I in New I hated The layers of real life are really reflected in this book.The epic feel of this novel breathes a new dimension a and insight into the struggles of being Islamic and Muslim in the post 9 11 America flag Like see review Jan 19, 2019 miss n mccaig rated it did not like it This is one of very few books I didn t want to finish But I made myself read to the end incase it got interesting It really didn t It jumped about so much, with no clear identity A very slow story line that could have been so much better with Laurel as an interesting character I liked the sound of her past and wanted it to really go somewhere, but unfortunately it didn t I gave this book a chance as it came up first on I was trying to read different authors from my usual flag Like see review Jan 07, 2019 Charlene Davis rated it really liked it A little disappointedPlease don t get me wrong, it s a book worth reading I just felt it jumped around too much like time traveler book which I m not crazy about Seems to be a lot of character s to keep track of because of this jumping around Though I like a great mystery, I don t want re read chapters to figure out who that chapter is taking about Like I said though it s really worth reading the storyline is very good flag Like see review Dec 29, 2018 Megan Jernigan rated it it was ok The Girl at the BoderI did not like this book at all Endless descriptions of things that didn t need it A book is like a puzzle and all the pieces should be in place at the end That didn t happen with this book An excellent author can fit the pieces and leave a little mystery That didn t happen either This book was rather boring The idea of the book was good but the end result was not flag Like see review Jan 05, 2019 Nicola rated it it was ok I managed to read it all the way through somehow, but felt this book was a bit all over the place It seemed like so many themes were just being thrown in The dialogue between characters made me cringe at times From the plot it sounded like it was going to be really interesting, but lacked the excitement and pace I wasn t drawn into the characters at all I read it to the end as I don t like to quit a book and kept hoping it would get a bit better Unfortunately it didn t flag Like see review Dec 12, 2018 Elmer rated it it was amazing Well written storyI thought this book has a believable plot and was put together well There was one word used by most characters that really bugged me That word was d you instead of do you This didn t make sense to me Did all these people come from the same area where d you is part of their dialect If they did that was never explained Other than that I enjoyed the story Also I never discovered who Leslie Archer a pen name really is flag Like see review Jan 07, 2019 Diane rated it really liked it A mystery but so much Exploration of family s community s personal s inter clashing through the eyes of the mysteries produced for the preservations and explorations of said Fascinating timely look at the current misunderstandings between Muslims and Christians elucidated through an archeological dig which reveals the novel s characters and their innermost needs and desires flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Pinky rated it really liked it Shelves read in 19 I m not sure where the criticism is coming from I could not put this book down Archaeology, the underworld of organized crime, secret agents, AND religious extremists Throw in multiple twinned identities and you ve got a recipe for an exciting read I also learned a ton about the Etruscans in my own follow up research flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Jenine Whitehawk rated it really liked it Stick with itI wasn t sure where this novel was going but I kept returning to it and each time I did there was a new twist and tangent to explore If it s a thriller, it is a slow burning one but I do believe that it is 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    1. This book has no idea what it wants to be, it starts as an action adventure novel, with the setting an archaeological dig in Crete, then everything moves to the States where it moves from a murder and missing persons mystery to a social commentary The time jumps without warning, and moving from person to person just make it all the disjointed and confusing to the reader It starts really well, but about halfway through I started to find myself becoming and confused and less and l This book has [...]


    2. Confused If I could go back and choose another book for my Kindle First I would It was presented as suspense, although there was no suspense It was a very dark read, about a young girl left with her psychotic mother while her father is on a archeological dig in Crete The girl goes missing, the father dies, his assistant looks for the girl The assistant has her own back story, but I didn t think it lent much to the book.No spoilers here, you can read it for your own take on the book I did no Conf [...]


    3. I received this book through the First Reads giveaway program.Nothing out of the ordinary with this one Where it suffers is in an identity crisis poor thing doesn t seem to know what type of book it wants to be, as it changes genres every few chapters Makes it terribly frustrating to read Overall impression meh 2.5 stars


    4. A cluttered mess of a book It started out well with the archaeological dig in Crete and I was enjoying the characters and the story Then it took a weird turn and moved to the US and became about ISIS and anti Muslim sentiment after 9 11 There were time jumps with no warning that made this book a confusing mess because the narrator would also change I don t recommend this book at all I m glad I got it for free


    5. This was just incredibly dull I made it to 47% and I couldn t bear to go on, so I skipped to the last part of the book just to see how it ended.Almost every chapter had time jumpssometimes 4 5 in a single chapter Angela is the central character, on the run from her past, and she becomes obsessed which I found creepy with Richard, and by extension, his missing daughter This was presented as a suspense novel, but is listed at under Terrorism Thrillers No part of the synopsis I re This was just in [...]


    6. Such a disappointing read and one that I cannot justify awarding than one star to The blurb made this novel seem really interesting an archaeological thriller following several lives However, this was a novel of cluttered genres that had too many ambiguous flashbacks, leaving me muddled, uninterested and mightily confused.The blurb hides many elements about this plot The flashbacks were insane because there were so many and they were so unexpected Not only are we discovering the past Such a dis [...]


    7. SurprisingI started this book thinking it would probably be a relatively light read, and that I d be able to anticipate the plot as I went along Not true It s full of unexpected twists and turns that make it a much better experience than I initially gave it credit for I ll say no , to avoid spoilers, except that it s worth your time.


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