The Honourable Thief

AUTHOR: MEAGHAN WILSON ANASTASIOS • GENRE: ACTION • PAGES: 440 • RRP: $32.99 • RELEASE DATE: 31st July 2018 • PUBLISHER: PAN MACMILLAN AUSTRALIA


Synopsis

Istanbul, Turkey 1955

Benedict Hitchens, once a world-renowned archaeologist, is now a discredited – but still rather charming – shell of his former self.

Once full of optimism and adventure, his determination to prove that Achilles was a real historical figure led him to his greatest love, Karina, on the island of Crete and to his greatest downfall, following the disappearance of an enigmatic stranger, Eris.

He has one last chance to restore his reputation, solve the mystery of Eris and prove his Achilles theory. But it is full of risk, and possibly fatal consequences…

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My Review

I love the idea of a treasure hunt, so this book sparked my interest based on that. There were aspects that really enjoyed and others not so much. I felt that the switching backwards and forwards from past to present did add some confusion at times. While I appreciate the author did this to add to Ben’s backstory, I found that it detracted from the main plot, so much so that I was flicking ahead to see how long before the chapter was over.

I was really interested in the archaeological side of the book and found the concept of Achilles being an actual person and not a mythological one very interesting. When I finished the book I found myself Googling all sorts of things Achilles. So while some character building parts felt unnecessary, the main plot kept me captivated.

Overall Rating:   3/5 teacups

Where to buy a copy:

📗 Booktopia

This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

Happy reading x

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