The Mourning Islands By Douglas Wells took me on a journey of secrets, lies, intrigue, suspense, mystery, murder, discovery, romance, violence, and danger. This is the second book that I have read by Mr. Wells, so I am still ‘getting to know him’ but was eager to find out what this story had in store for us.
The plot was very intriguing and suspenseful, as it twisted and turned. I was left guessing as to the outcome, because every time I thought I had it pinned down, BAM- there was a twist I didn’t see coming. The story does have some dark, emotional, and depressing moments which really sets the mood and tone of the whole story. There were lighter moments, and a little romance sprinkled through the story- but overall this is a ‘moody’ read.
Mr. Wells has written a descriptive and detailed, multi-layered storyline, that has several threads running at the same time- and it’s not till towards the end that the threads begin to come together- again, leaving me wondering how things will ‘end’.
When the end did come, I sat looking at my screen, somewhat in shock- “No! It can’t possibly end like that!”, I was thinking to myself! Oh, but it does! My mind is still trying to come to grips with it, and it’s been a couple of days since I closed the book! I can’t go into detail without spoiling it for you, suffice to say that when you read the book you will know exactly what I mean. I really wanted good things for Tamlon- he deserved good things to happen to him!!! Looking at you Mr. Wells…….
If you like a suspenseful mystery, with murder, twists, and a plot you can’t pin down- then this is definitely the book for you!
Thank you, Mr. Wells!
Reviewed by @angelahayes