Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I have started the week by writing the first 200 words of my dissertation and reading more articles. I’ve also enjoyed some fun reading as well.
So I have had a good look through my enormous TBR list on Goodreads and discovered a book I had completely forgotten about. Hopefully, now I have remembered it, I will get around to reading it soon.
It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page-turner.
This book sounds so interesting and I can’t wait to read it. My husband has read it and he really enjoyed it so hopefully I will as well.
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