Goodreads: The Golden Orphans

Author: Gary Raymond

Published: 30th June 2018 (Parthian Books)

Source: Blog tour by damppebbles

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “Within the dark heart of an abandoned city, on an island once torn by betrayal and war, lies a terrible secret…

Francis Benthem is a successful artist; he’s created a new life on an island in the sun. He works all night, painting the dreams of his mysterious Russian benefactor, Illy Prostakov. He writes letters to old friends and students back in cold, far away London. But now Francis Benthem is found dead. The funeral is planned and his old friend from art school arrives to finish what Benthem had started. The painting of dreams on a faraway island. But you can also paint nightmares and Illy has secrets of his own that are not ready for the light. Of promises made and broken, betrayal and murder…

The Golden Orphans offers a new twist on the literary thriller.” – Goodreads

Review: I honestly had no clue where this was heading, I kept expecting it to go one way and it just never did. The story kept me on my toes, guessing what was really happening. Who were these people? What was happening? Even finishing the story, I never felt like all my questions had been answered. I was left in a kind of daze, thinking what did I just read? In a good way.

With it being so twisty and not following the path you would think, it kept it interesting. It kept you hooked, you wanted/needed to know what was really happening.

(Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a review)