Thursday, July 13, 2017
Book Review: Brad Meltzer's House of Secrets
I bought this book because I like Brad Meltzer's TV show and thought I would like his novels. House of Secrets is about Jack Nash who hosts a TV show much like Brad's-a documentary style investigation about conspiracy theories and historical mysteries. Jack recruits his seven year old son, Skip, to co-star on the show after the ratings start to tank.
As the years roll on, Skip and his sister, Hazel, lose their father in a deadly car accident. They begin to suspect foul play. A mystery involving Benedict Arnold and his Bible comes into play. Hazel, who was in the car with her father, cannot remember anything due to a mild form of amnesia. Clue by clue she unlocks her old memories as well as her dad's secret past.
My Review: Meltzer has a page-turning style that sucked me in right away. I really liked the history about Benedict Arnold. I also liked his tongue and cheek style about the main character's TV show. The irony is not lost.
For the most part, the story meshed. There were a few moments that confused me, but then I tend to read at night and then fall asleep. I recommend this book to all history and mystery lovers. I will definitely be buying another Meltzer book. 4/5 Stars
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