Within the dark heart of an abandoned city, on an island once torn by betrayal and war, lies a terrible secret…
Francis Benthem is a successful artist; he’s created a new life on an island in the sun. He works all night, painting the dreams of his mysterious Russian benefactor, Illy Prostakov. He writes letters to old friends and students back in cold, far away London. But now Francis Benthem is found dead. The funeral is planned and his old friend from art school arrives to finish what Benthem had started. The painting of dreams on a faraway island. But you can also paint nightmares and Illy has secrets of his own that are not ready for the light. Of promises made and broken, betrayal and murder…
The Golden Orphans offers a new twist on the literary thriller.
I thought that this book was very enjoyable!
This is a fairly short book at 155 pages but in those pages it really packs a punch and you get a well written, well developed story with some fascinating characters! The pace for the book is superb and I loved that it was a genuine page turner.
The plot is great, there is suspense, plot twists and so much more crammed within the pages, I read it in no time at all and loved every page!
4.5 stars from me for this one rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – very highly recommended!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gary Raymond is a novelist, critic, editor and broadcaster.
He is the presenter of BBC Radio Wales’, The Review Show, and is one of the founding editors of Wales Arts Review.
He is the author of two novels, The Golden Orphans (Parthian, 2018) and For Those Who Come After (Parthian, 2015). He is a widely published critic and cultural commentator.
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