Book Description (via Goodreads): Adventures. Twists & Turns. Unexpected Final. Dear Reader! If you like Indiana Jones, Kingsman, James Bond, Sam Spade, Sherlock Holmes by Guy Ritchie, try “Codename: Chimera”. This is a fast-paced action/adventure/whodunit mystery with elements of mystical mythology. It does not involve much character development, but instead has interesting plot with twists, turns, and puzzles. The corpse of a millionaire collecting antiques is found in New York on the eve of a major auction. The last thing he saw in the darkness seconds before his death was a certain Man-With-No-Face. Is it a man or a ghost? Is he capable of causing paralysing fear and death by his appearance? Is he the embodiment of Chimera, the ancient Greek monster? Following in the tracks of the Man-With-No-Face the detective finds out about the stolen precious locket and a secret project under the codename “Chimera”. How are these connected? Does the locket have a mystical curse or is it a fiction? Together with the private detective Kevin Kris, you are being waited for by amazing adventures, interesting puzzles and unexpected twists.
I received Codename: Chimera by J. K. Persy in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book three out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The style of writing used by Persy was entertaining at times and overall well-written. In parts of the book I found myself chuckling to some of the jokes used and in others I couldn’t stop turning the pages due to the great descriptive writing used particularly around the action and mystery areas of the book.
I love reading a book where you can’t guess who the murderer is throughout the whole story until when it has been revealed, that to me shows that a book has been well-written and the author has done a great job with keeping the reader distracted from who the murderer really is.
I really enjoyed the mystery set behind this book and the use of riddles, brain teaser puzzles, twists and turns. It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know who was behind the murder mystery. I was impressed by the amount of knowledge and research that the author seemed to had done in certain areas such as; Ancient Greek mythical creatures, neurotoxin and mental health.
I would say the reason for only giving the score of three out of five stars would be as I found the book to quicken the pace at times and it felt quite rushed. Although, it is mentioned in the book description above I would have liked to have read more into the backgrounds of the characters as they were not well-developed and that is always a big thing for me to find in a book.
I would definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy action, mystery and brain teaser puzzle/riddles.
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