While staying in a Dorset cottage, Hugh Mullion finds a mysterious key down the side of an antique chair. No one can say how long the key has been there or what it opens.
Hugh’s search for answers will unlock the secrets of the troubled life of a talented artist, destined to be hailed a neglected genius fifty years too late. And no secret is darker than that of The Amber Maze, from whose malign influence he never escaped.
The trail takes Hugh from Edwardian Oxfordshire to 1960s Camden Town, where the ghosts of the past are finally laid to rest.
I haven’t read anything like this book before but the blurb caught my attention right away. I won’t tell you what I find when I put my hand down the side of the chairs in our house but it’s certainly not a key that leads where fun or mysterious. Even if it did, I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to see what door it belonged to!
I started this book weeks ago as I was intrigued but my diary forced me to put it down, rather reluctantly I might add, and come back to it closer to blog tour review time to keep it all fresh in my mind.
And, here we are.
It took me a little longer than I’d like to catch up with what was going on as there is a lot of information at the start. I found myself confused at times but I came around quite quickly.
I felt a tiny bit out of my depth when I read the description and had to remind myself that the beauty of reading is that it’s for everyone.
The main character, Hugh, is compelling and relatable and if you like puzzle solving, then this is the book for you.
The book itself is great size and felt really nice in my hands when I was reading it.
The Amber Maze is a short book with lots of detail packed between the covers. It’s a thoroughly entertaining read – thanks, in part, to the level of detail in the book.
Thanks, as ever, to Anne Cater, to the author – Christopher Bowden and to the publisher – Langton & Wood, for including me in this blog tour.
I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review.