The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells was a suspenseful, thrilling read, that had me hooked.
My first read from this author, I went in with an open mine, and man oh man, I’m glad I gave this book a chance. Thick with mystery, twist, turns, and an ending that will have you going.. what!, this book, though low on the page count, packs a mean punch, and one that will leave you wanting more.
Talmon, our MC, was a complex, multi layer character, that brought this story to life. Told in his POV, you get the intimate workings of his mind, and struggles. I felt it, and could also pass this character on the street. That believability, for me, made this story more than just your typical thriller.
Overall this story will keep you on your toes, full of misdirections and compelling characters, it will no doubt get under your skin. So yes, this book gets my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.
-Review by @eawalsh