Unfortunately, I was not a fan of The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn. I know I am hard to please when it comes to fiction, but I found the characters in this book to be flat. The people were cliched and conversations were cliched.
I almost stopped reading it several times, but about halfway through it did pick up somewhat. I did finish it and enjoyed the second half more than the first half. The drama and mystery was over-written. It seemed as if the author was attempting to make it seem mysterious and gripping…..when there was very little that was actually mysterious about it. Several times it felt like the characters were over-reacting and the danger just wasn’t that great.
I did enjoy the setting of the book. It takes place in Greece and one of the main characters is extremely knowledgeable about that area. She talked of the Biblical places of Ephesus and Patmos. It definitely lit a fire under me and reminded me that I really want to visit there and experience that culture as well as see those Biblical sites.
Note: I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for this review.
I was curious about this book, because of the setting and because I like Biblical fiction. I’ve read a series of books that Bunn wrote with Janette Oke years ago, so I wondered about his writing on his own. Thanks for the review!
This was my first of his books that I have read. I browsed a few other reviews on Amazon and a few other people had commented on the same things I did, but one person said that some of his other books are better. I would be willing to try another one of his, but probably only if I could get it for free again. 😉
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