It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve had to take some time away from social media (doctors orders) but in my time away I have had the pleasure of rediscovering my passion for reading.
I have just finished reading The Amber Maze by Christopher Bowden.
I will admit it’s not a book I would usually read. I am more of a horror/psychological thriller type reader, however, I have really enjoyed reading The Amber Maze.
This delicately craft noir fiction tells the story of Hugh Mullion. A man with a bit of an obsession when it comes to things and objects of the unknown.
While staying in a Dorset cottage, Hugh Mullion finds a mysterious key down the side of an antique chair. No one can say how long the key has been there or what it opens.
Hugh’s search for answers unlocks the secrets of the troubled life of a talented artist, destined to be hailed a neglected genius fifty years too late. And no secret is darker than that of The Amber Maze, from whose malign influence he never escaped.
The trail takes Hugh from Edwardian Oxfordshire to 1960s Camden Town, where the ghosts of the past are finally laid to rest.
This book had me engrossed. It was intriguing, interesting and engaging. I found myself staying awake long into the night reading this book. I wanted answers to mystery of the key and that of The Amber Maze. I myself found that I too was obsessing over the family involved in this fiction and wanted answers to the secrets that lay hidden.
As I continued to read I found that the story goes back and fourth different times and it is told from many character’s points of view. This type of writing is usually a recipe for disaster, however, I found that the author Christopher Bowden is experienced and can unfold a somewhat confusing story with ease.
This would make a fantastic read to those who enjoy historical mysteries.
The Amber Maze is a beautifully written novel that will have you thinking and putting together pieces of the mystery, long after you have finished reading.
I am going to be reading more from Christopher Bowden.