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A STUNNING novel! Would highly recommend! xxx
on 21 June 2013
I had never read a book by Kate Furnivall before, and after finishing this, it definitely won't be my last...I'm already very excited about reading more of her novels.
I loved this book, I'd even say that it is one of my favourite books of this year, and such a find! I can't believe that I have not discovered this wonderful author before now, and after this I will be investigating her other books. With shadows On The Nile, I was hooked from the first page, it is one of those books where I was drawn in very quickly and sucked into the story, and once I'd started I didn't want to stop reading. In fact, I actually read the entire novel in one sitting because I was so engrossed in the plot line and what was happening!
The characters were very-well written. I warmed to the main character, Jessica straight away, she was easy to like and I particularly admired her strength, courage and determination as she set out on her search to find out the truth about her brother.
The setting of Egypt was the perfect choice I feel. I loved the description of the setting, I could picture every scene clearly in my mind and it felt as though I was there with Jessica following her on her journey. I could see the sights in my mind, feel the atmosphere and smell the scents of Egypt around me. I think Egypt also helped to give a sense of mystery and the unknown to the story, it definitely heightened my interest in the novel and made me keen to read on to see what would be uncovered there.
I don't want to say anything about the plot line because I thoroughly enjoyed going into the story not knowing too much and letting it all unravel at the right moments, but what I will say is that this is a gripping book! I was constantly guessing and re-guessing about what I thought had happened, and I must say I didn't guess it. I was completely absorbed by this beautiful novel from start to finish and I am already looking forward to reading it over again.
Shadows On The Nile is full of mystery, intrigue, history, suspense and romance too. It is a novel that will take you in from the first few words and I'm sure many readers out there will enjoy losing themselves in this stunning novel. I would HIGHLY recommend this.