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The Genesis Inquiry – Olly Jarvis

Today is my spot on the Blog Tour for ‘The Genesis Inquiry’ by Olly Jarvis. Thank you to Hobeck books for my place on the tour.

I received an E-ARC copy of ‘The Genesis Inquiry’ by Olly Jarvis, from Hobeck Books and I am posting this review as part of the blog tour.

This book follows Ella Blake, a barrister who has been taking a break from her career. She is invited to take up a new job investigating the disappearance of Matthew Shepherd, and African American polymath from Cambridge University.

The University believes that Matthew was close to making a big discovery which could have put him in danger from others, who would kill to uncover or hide his findings.

Ella Blake takes this opportunity to travel back to Cambridge to also spend time to mend the cracks in her relationship with her daughter, Lizzie.

Ella soon has a group of people that are unusually brought together but unite to try and solve the mystery behind Matthew’s disappearance and his work.

This takes them on an extraordinary journey of studying ancient texts and traveling to ancient sites to unravel the mystery.

Will they work it out in time & who can they trust? Who will try to get in their way to discovering the truth?

I found I got a bit lost reading this book at times, as there was a lot mentioned about historical dates which I don’t have much knowledge on as it isn’t a subject that usually interests me. However, I still enjoyed reading and got caught up in the excitement and urgency the team had for solving the mystery behind the Genesis.

I loved the relationship that forms between the characters in the team Ella ends up leading. They are not usually people you would expect to be working together and they all bring their own knowledge and insights to help with the case.

There are plenty of secrets and shocks as well as the thrill of hoping the characters will be ok when danger hits.

Overall, an interesting and thought invoking thriller which makes you think about the world in a different way.

My Rating:

💜💜💜.5 /5

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