Review the phoenix by #sidneysheldon and Tilly bagshawe #ARC. #harpercollinsin

Title – The Phoenix

Author – Tilly Bagshawe

Genre- Thriller

Pages – 422

Publisher – HarperCollins

My rating – 4/5.

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Finished #phoenix by #sidneysheldon today.

What are qualities of a great thriller –

1. Keeps velcro grasp on reader

2. Makes you wander into obscure streets and complex maze before showing the path

3. Lots of bullets, chasing and out-thinking opponents by characters

4. Their are surprises even after you have presumed story to be ending.

5. And it leaves one or two open ends for future stories.
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This one has all the elements.
Story depicts a simple girl “Ella praeger” against most ferocious of crime goddess Athena.

Plot-

Story revolves between continents but has main base in Greece with involvement of big political figures. In background of resurgence of Athena their is a story about relationships of Ella with her grandmother, her parents; which is quite intriguing.
Parts described on Greece island convent are very interesting.

Character of Arab migrant and their journey to europe is emotional.
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What I found a little less interesting

a. Special powers of Ella are bit supernatural but are disguised as scientific breakthrough.

b. Also her physical desires keep popping up at wrong junctures ; at points when she should be most frightened.

Overall carries all features necessary for a excellent thriller.
Lots of thanks for gift by @harpercollinsin

#bookreview #bookblogger #currentread

2 Comments

    1. Yup. And I also didn’t like concept of genetically modified brain. Writing is slow. But somehow she keeps story moving. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“•

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