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The Dead Virgins,
This review is from: The Dead Virgins (The India Sommers Mysteries Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Choosing a work of historical fiction can be something of a Marmite moment for me, but in this instance I am pleased to say that I loved it.
What makes this book stand apart from others is that the author has beautifully entwined both the historical with the modern to create a thrilling tale that not only provides us with a colourful insight in to ancient Roman life through the telling of Rubria's story and that of her escape from the tyrannical Nero whilst enveloping us in the fast paced, heart stopping drama surrounding the main protagonists, Brandon and India as they race against time to save a small girl snatched from her family on the streets of modern day London.
As both stories seamlessly blend in to the other we are presented with a well thought out mystery that is a clever mix of Indiana Jones, Who Dares Wins and the Da Vinci Code.
This book is much more than a work of historical fiction and as such you wouldn't be confronted by that Marmite moment as I thought I would be, why? Well, because you'll love it just as I did.