The Light of the World by Ellen Simpson #ff #review @YlvaPublishing

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At the back of her grandmother’s closet lies a mystery.

After her grandmother’s death, Eva finds a series of diaries detailing the life of a girl caught up in the magic of the Roaring Twenties. She cannot reconcile the young girl in these diaries with the miserable old woman she loved so fiercely. What happened to change her grandmother so drastically?

Eva starts to investigate the puzzle her grandmother left behind. With the help of a local historian and his enigmatic assistant Olivia, they find a forgotten labyrinth under the city streets. But they are not the only ones down there. Someone else is searching for the light of the world. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Blog Mama_s FlashbackTAG

This book kept me guessing so much that I literally considered cheating and reading the last chapter more times than I would want to confess to and I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I pride myself on figuring out who characters will actually end up “being” early in most books but with this one, each time I was sure I had something figured out before I could boast too much about it I found out I was wrong, again, I LOVED IT!!!!!!

This story takes you from the present to the past and in ways into the future, if not literally at least in what you will think could/would happen next.

The characters were wonderful.  I loved the mystery of the grandmother and Liv.  I loved the innocence of Eva, the confusion but willingness to help in any way of Al and the dark side of Theo just to name a few.

Although the story takes place in the world of today, the author did a wonderful job of showing proper respect when talking about the time period when Grandma was young which I found refreshing.

The Light of the World is not at all what I expected it to be which was wonderful.

The end, well all I can say is that it was something that I never considered an option!

There aren’t many times in life that a person likes to be wrong but with this book, I totally loved how all of my guesses ended up being wrong over and over which kept my interest until the very end.

I don’t know if a sequel can be written or even if it should, but I do know, if it is, I will be among the first to buy it!!!!!!!

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