City of Pillars by Dominic Peloso review

The start had me intrigued. Where was this going? Who was coming for Mitch? I wanted to keep on reading.

A case of mistaken identity and one unconscious move puts the character in a situation he couldn’t have anticipated.

A package, brutal killings, a bomb, an obsessed wife, drugged, chased by men in dark suits, car crashed and followed. That was only in the first few chapters. I was trying to work out what’s real and what’s not. What’s so special about the unusual book?  And who can he trust?

The story is certainly unusual and a little out there. Wasn’t sure if there is a big cover-up, what he was imagining, and what it would all lead to.

I felt that there was something amiss about everything that was happening; there was more to it, layers upon layers unveiled.  The plot may be a little farfetched at times, or though the author does handle the conspiracy theory quite well. So farfetched it could possibly be true…

Quite an addictive read as the plot thickens and the theories swirl. I enjoyed the author’s style of writing. The words used and the construction of sentences made the pace faster.

The plot evolves as there are more questions than answers. Constantly watched, in a constant state of tension as the darkly dressed men are everywhere.

Mitch brings attention from the most unlikely of places. Is he willing to play the game? Be a winner or a loser?

At times perplexing. Codes, statues, pointing to a place in Arabia, Jewish language. As I read I can definitely see the character changing. Becoming more aware, more determined, more manipulative. Taking on a criminal persona to uncover this obsession. A thrilling read that enables the reader to wonder, what if?

The main character’s actions incomprehensible and appalling, yet oddly suitable, he is desperate. Nothing will satisfy his curiosity.

Although there is not much dialogue occurring, it is mainly because this man is on his own. He doesn’t converse with many people.

Anyone that enjoys a good conspiracy thriller, then you’ll love this one.

3 ½ stars.


Published by sharlene25

Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs. Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour. While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works. To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.

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