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 will unlock 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.
Delicately crafted noir fiction at its best.
This is a short story at just under 120 pages and it had a good solid plot line.
I enjoyed the plot line and the suspense that the author created. It is an entertaining story with an strong element of mystery. I liked the characters and the interaction between them in the story.
The only downside for me is that it wasn’t really long enough to really develop the storyline and I wanted more, but I still really enjoyed what I did read and I can understand the praise that the author has received for his previous works which I will certainly be looking to read at a later date!
3.5 stars from me rounded up to 4 stars for Amazon and Goodreads!
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0955506751
Smash words – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/880652
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher Bowden lives in south London. The Amber Maze is the sixth of his colour-themed novels, which have been praised variously by Andrew Marr, Julian Fellowes, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Shena Mackay.
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