Friday, 12 May 2017

THRILLER REVIEW: Ararat - Christopher Golden

Release Date: 18/04/17
Publisher: Headline


In Ararat, by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden, an ancient evil inhabits a cave on the snow-capped, dormant volcano, in the most Eastern reaches of Turkey, that is Mount Ararat. Golden's writing is 'the real deal' (Stephen King) and Ararat will thrill and fascinate in equal measure.

Meryam and Adam take risks for a living. But neither is prepared for what lies in the legendary heights of Mount Ararat, Turkey.

First to reach a massive cave revealed by an avalanche, they discover the hole in the mountain's heart is really an ancient ship, buried in time. A relic that some fervently believe is Noah's Ark.

Deep in its recesses stands a coffin inscribed with mysterious symbols that no one in their team of scholars, archaeologists and filmmakers can identify. Inside is a twisted, horned cadaver. Outside a storm threatens to break.

As terror begins to infiltrate their every thought, is it the raging blizzard that chases them down the mountain - or something far worse?


Christopher is not only a prolific author but one that generates a whole host of stories that thrill and entice the reader deep into his own eldritch spell until the final page it turned and such is the case with his latest novel.

The book has cracking prose, a return of reader favourites Meryam and Adam, and of course a plot that blends ancient tales with a twist for modern readers. As with his other work, the tale takes the reader on not only a journey but one that has you questioning beliefs all whilst keeping a high octane pace going with some top notch twists. Its addictive, it has you gripped to the final page and all round was a title that more than sated my thriller need. Cracking.

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