Reviews Will Read for Feels
I've been interested in the field of archaeology since I was a teenager, and I still like reading books and watching shows, movies, and documentaries about archaeologists and anthropologists, so the blurb for J. Arlene Culiner's The Turkish Affair caught my interest right upon reading it.
Based on the blurb, I thought I'd be reading a romance with a bit of mystery thrown in, but to my surprise, I found the book worked better as a mystery with strong romantic elements. That's because the intrigue factor in this read was pretty high. I enjoyed the two-pronged mystery of the missing archaeologist and the stolen antiquities.
This read kept me guessing about who the villains were right up to that “oh crap” moment when the heroine, Anne, figured it out herself-while in the company of one of them. As it happens, the villains turned out to be some of my top suspects, but all the pieces fell into place was something that I wasn't sure about to the end, even though once I saw the complete picture, I wasn't surprised. This, I believe, is part of the fun in a good mystery; not that you're like “wait, what?” at the end of it, but that you're like “ahh, I see how it is.” And that's what happened here.
Review by Will Read for Feels
The Turkish Affair
Great Romance and Engaging Stories!