Book review: Eve of Deconstruction by John Manuel

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I’ve enjoyed it immensely. It is not often that a non-Greek author manages to capture the Greek psyche – as well as life in Greek villages – with such a great measure of authenticity and I was really impressed by that. The heroine, Eve, faces a huge shock to discover that she has ancestry in Greece she never knew of. As a reader I found myself following her eagerly and excitedly along her journey through uncharted territory, both in a mental and physical sense, to find the truth about who she was. I found the style of writing compelling, with just the right measure of description, and it certainly motivated me to keep turning the pages. I highly recommend this book for its beautiful story, the delightful way in which old secrets were revealed, but most of all, for the feeling it gave me of actually being there and witnessing it all first hand – a precious talent that this author surely possesses.


My rating:


A compelling story beautifully told


Are you looking for a Greek holiday read that offers a spot of family drama instead of the usual light-hearted romance? Are you drawn to stories about old family secrets or adopted children looking for their truth origin? Give this intriguing tale a try today!




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