The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Great page-turner, could have done with a few more up-to-date gadgets (no tablet / iPad / Smartphone / iPhone / WiFi? srsly?). Checked the publishing date, as I waited a long time for the price to reach the less than 10 Eur I set myself, and finally bough it for 11 Us$ (which is roughly 10 Eur).
Only a hint of romance, no sex. Some graphic, bloody scenes but not much violence. As often, the MC does too much alone, although he gets an assistant during the story. The opening chapter is pure genius, although it has nothing to do with the main-story, it sets the stage and shows without too much words the kind of work the MC does (if you do not already know from previous books).
Description of the place, castle like mansion, weather etc. top-notch, imho. Not too much to bore, just the right amount.
Highly recommended, but not overly realistic. Not sure, wether it was a short read or due to the page-turner quality I finished it in a mere 2 days, could have done this in one long sitting, if I had nothing else to do or did not care as much about sleep as I do. Still, would have been better with a few up-to-date technologies, it could have been written in 1990ies or 2000ies, after (rich) people started using mobile phones and laptops.
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