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Roanoke copy cat disappearance?
on January 14, 2018
This isn't normally my first choice in types of books to read because I don't really like thrillers. However when I read the blurb and it talked about the whole village of 147 people disappearing overnight, it of course reminded me of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. When I read a sample and found out it was being compared to the Lost Colony, I decided to read it. Once I started the book I couldn't put it down and finished it in a few hours.
It was an amazing story of manipulation told in flashbacks as well as present time. The absolute shock of who was behind this whole disappearance and how everything was accomplished was unbelievable. The author did a wonderful job telling you just enough at each point in the book that you could form your own opinion about what was really happening and who was orchestrating the plan. Then out of the blue we would find out a new detail that would put us right back at the point of not knowing any of the key players.
I also liked the angle of an elite division of the DOJ only 7 people in this group) that had their original identities expunged and the current ones totally untraceable. When the villain knows the hero's original identity, it becomes a little more obvious what is going on to him. The entire mystery of the lost villagers was meted out in riddles that the agent had to solve, often within seconds.
Exciting, well written, and unsure of the end result right down to the end of the book all worked together to make this a thriller that kept my attention to the last word. Tying history and a "modern" crime made for a great beginning of a series that you won't want to miss.