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The Ottoman Secret by Raymond Khoury

The Ottoman Secret

Raymond Khoury

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Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 30 May 2019
ISBN: 9780241371152

'The best what-if thriller for a long, long time' LEE CHILD 'An alternative history tale that will blow your mind.

3 stars out of 5
Daisy Buchanan
31 May 2019

"A dystopian thriller that wears its smartness on its sleeve"

The Ottoman Secret has a knowingly clever premise, and wears its smartness on its sleeve. If you like a lot of syllables to your sentences, and you were much fonder of The Da Vinci Code than you’re prepared to publicly admit, this could be your book of the year. But I don’t think the characters have been crafted carefully enough to hold up a slightly preposterous plot. The book is bloated where it needs to be tight and tense. In a sense, it succeeds in allowing its readers to experience time travel alongside its mysterious antihero. By the time you finish, you may well feel as though you’ve been reading since 1682.

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