How would you feel if you got caught up in a secret so vast it threatened everything the world had come to believe?
That’s what happened to John Milburn, computer science lecturer, orphan, husband and father, who lived an ordinary life in Haverhill, Suffolk, England.
That is, until the dreams started…
From the idyllic calm of Cambridge, John Milburn is drawn to the dust and the heat of Jericho. Thrown into danger and intrigue, he discovers more than he’d bargained for.
‘A wowser of a tale that is exciting and thought-provoking with a cast of characters you’ll fall in love with. Inspired by Biblical events, historical finds, theories and the author’s own strange imagination.’
I thought that this book was excellent, it was full of mystery and intrigue and I flew through the story!
The characters were excellent, they were very well developed and I thought they worked brilliantly together, the plot is clearly well thought through and the author did a great job bringing it all together.
I will admit and did think at about the 75-80% stage that it was in trouble of losing its way but the author managed to pull it back on track and I am so pleased that she did – but sadly it did mean I dropped it from a rating of 5 stars but it was still a cracking read overall and I have given it 4.5 stars which is still excellent!
It is 4.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – it had a really good and well developed plot and certainly had me on Google a fair bit to find out more about the ideas behind the plot – I love a book like this!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shelley Clarke was born into a naval family in Kent in 1958, and consequently moved house a lot as a child. She had ambitions to follow in her father’s footsteps and join the Royal Navy, and to become a carpenter, but these were not female occupations at that time. So she learned to type… which has come in jolly handy for putting her stories first onto paper, and now onto screen.
Shelley is a keen painter, poet, and karaoke enthusiast; she loves mad family get-togethers, hates olives, ironing and gardening, and currently lives in Devon with her husband Kev, and their two Tibetan Terriers Nena and Pepi, who make them smile every day.
Shelley often forgets she is a grown-up.
Children of Sinai is Shelley’s debut novel. The story had been bouncing around her head for many years, and putting it down on paper has been the hardest thing she’s ever had to do. She certainly could not have got through this experience without a lot of cursing and chocolate!
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