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Book Review: Shadows on the Nile by Kate Furnivall

Shadows on the Nile by Kate Furnivall

Kate Furnivall writes brilliant historical novels – she is a writer that consistently delivers a readable, page-turning story with memorable characters, exotic settings, loads of intrigue and a plot that races along. Shadows on the Nile is no exception.

The story opens in 1932 in London. Jessica’s younger brother Timothy hasn’t been seen for a week and has seemingly vanished into thin air. Jessica follows a series of clues that take her to the exotic lands of Egypt – along with a travelling companion, Monty, who she begins a passionate affair with. Intermixed in the novel is the story of Georgie, the young brother who was sent to live in an institution when they were both only children. She has never seen him since the fateful day he was taken away, but he haunts her waking moments. In this story, nothing is as it seems...

Shadows on the Nile is a superb read full of great drama and captures an intriguing time in Egypt’s history not long after King Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened up to the public, adding a great deal of eerie atmosphere to a tale already bursting with mystery.

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