Review: The Iron Pendulum

The Iron Pendulum
The Iron Pendulum by Eloise De Sousa

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Declaration of interest: I am the editor of this book.

The author is already well known for her superb children’s stories and for a previous thriller, Deception. I was delighted to be invited to beta-read and edit her latest book.

It captured me from the first paragraph. I warn you that it is a fairly gruesome tale with lots of blood and flesh [literally] hanging around. The main story is interwoven with a lot of intrigue and a share of puzzles for the detectives and the reader to work out. I am sure that you, like me, will go off down several wrong tracks as you try to solve the mysteries.

What I particularly liked was the way that the characters of the rather strange family members and the detectives are built into the main story. This challenges you to wonder about the possible connections all the way through to the end, which is a shocking reveal.

Talking of shocks, there are a few throughout the book which may startle you.

Eloise De Sousa is a great story-teller and I can guarantee that this one will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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About Lance Greenfield

Blog: lancegreenfield.wordpress.com email: lancegmitchell@outlook.com I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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8 Responses to Review: The Iron Pendulum

  1. Heartafire says:

    Thanks for the great review Lance, I shall try to get to this one. My reading is not up to par, blogging is definitely cutting into my book reading.:)

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  2. Thank you for reviewing TIP Lance and thanks for all your hard work editing through the story. I hope to have another one for you next year! Will you be up for a second round of editing?

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  4. Reblogged this on E. De Sousa and commented:
    My editor, Lance Mitchell, wrote a lovely review for The Iron Pendulum.
    Here is what he had to say:

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  5. Michael says:

    Having just read this book I agree it is a compelling read, the characters develop as the tale unfolds and we are left I agree with an ending that demands more which I believe is happening.
    Glad I found this crime thriller, Eloise is an excellent writer…

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