Publisher: C.W. Bordener
Date of publication: November 11th, 2017
Genre: General Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Where you can find The Cyprus Papers: Amazon
Book synopsis (from Goodreads):
A consortium of people determined to keep a secret safe. A woman hell-bent on exposing the truth. A relentless assassin hunting her down.
The odds are heavily stacked against Emily. Armed with fortitude and determination, she does everything she can while the world around her crumbles.
Emily, a consultant specializing in financial forensics, discovers an unspeakable plot of ambition and greed. Her investigation uncovers a paper trail of obscure evidence that her client, a congressman, and hopeful presidential candidate, is part of a corrupt consortium of individuals with links to international tax havens.
As she learns more about her client and the consortium, a deadly cover-up quickly reaches her colleagues and inner circle of friends. Unsure of whom to trust and where to go, Emily is forced into hiding.
With her life in the balance, she searches for the internal fortitude to battle and expose the consortium. Hindering her investigation is a ruthless assassin with his sights trained directly on her. While the people around her continue to perish, Emily stands up for what she believes is right, trying to preserve her moral compass amidst the chaos.
The Cyprus Papers is a slow-moving espionage novel. With a strong female lead, it failed to keep my attention. I almost DNF’d the book. But I didn’t. I made myself read the book through to the end. I will say that the book started picking up towards the end but by then, it was too little too late. I could not connect with the main character. The plot fizzled towards the end of the book.
I did like Emily but I could not connect with her. I felt that she kept making the same bad decisions over and over. I also felt that she should have heeded the man with the gray and black hair’s warning. It would have saved her a lot of pain.
I did admire Emily’s obsession to get the job done. I mean, if I had an assassin coming after me and I had people warning me to stop investigating things, I would have noped the heck out of the assignment.
I also thought Emily was toxic to her friends. Every single one of her friends that she told about her assignment turned up dead. You would think that she would have stopped after the last death but no, she didn’t.
I know that she was written to be a tough woman but man, she was running rampant around Washington and Virginia. Bodies were piling up. I was surprised that she wasn’t arrested during the book.
The ending of The Cyprus Papers was boring. The plot fizzled out after the scene with the assassin. As with most of the book, I had to force myself to keep reading it. I figured what happened at the end of the book would happen. I wish it was done differently. I did see an opening for a book 2 but I am not sure if I want to read it.
What I liked about The Cyprus Papers:
A) Strong female character
B) I guess that’s it
C) Yup, pretty sure about that
What I disliked about The Cyprus Papers:
A) Failed to keep my attention
B) Couldn’t connect with the main characters
C) Plot fizzled towards the end of the book
I would give The Cyprus Papers an Adult rating. There is no sex. There is violence. There is language. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.
Surprisingly, there are no trigger warnings in The Cyprus Papers.
I would not recommend The Cyprus Papers to family and friends. I will not be rereading this book.
I would like to thank the author and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review The Cyprus Papers
All opinions stated in this review of The Cyprus Papers are mine.
**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**