Review: When I first started to read Santus, the first in an expected trilogy of thrillers by Simon Toyne, I felt what the author had done with the divisions of this book might make it difficult to read.
I was wrong.
Not only does the book being in parts and the short chapters make it easy to follow the story, but it gives the book a continuity that allows one to meld the modern day aspect of a tour group with the old world unfolding intrigue of a monastery.
A secret that must be kept at all cost …
Simon Toyne opens the book with a monk being beaten because secret must not revealed. Brother Samuel finds a way to free himself from the Citadel and its Abbot and gets a message to his sister, Liv Adamsen, an American reporter.
The dual storyline plot eventually comes together in an unveiling drama of historic consequence.
If you like a book with an old world religious secret and cliffhanging suspense, you'll love this book.
Special thanks to Lynne Gordon for contributing her review of Sanctus.
Acknowledgment: HarperCollins provided a copy of Sanctus for this review.
Review Copyright © 2011 — Lynne Gordon — All Rights Reserved
Reprinted with Permission
Location(s) referenced in Sanctus: Turkey
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Sanctus by Simon Toyne — The Sancti Trilogy
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: September 2011
List Price: $25.00
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