Book Review: The Discovery
My review of the book "The Discovery" by Dan Walsh.
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When aspiring writer Michael Warner inherits his grandfather’s Charleston estate, he settles in to write his first novel. His grandfather was a famous writer who never allowed his photo to be printed on any of his books. When Michael and his wife move into the grand home he discover an unpublished manuscript that his grandfather had kept hidden from everyone – but which he clearly intended Michael to find. As he delves into the exciting tale about spies and sabotage, Michael discovers something that has the power to change not only his future but his past as well.
Laced with suspense and intrigue, “The Discovery” is a richly woven novel that explores the incredible sacrifices that must be made to forget the love of a lifetime; an engrossing story of family secrets and a love for the ages.
Any book that keeps me reading every chance I get I consider a great book. “The Discovery” was a real page-turner. It is a novel within a novel. My only problem was that the actual discovery is obvious to the reader long before it is to the main character. I just kept thinking “How can he not get it?” It was THAT obvious. But still an enjoyable read.
The novel within a novel concept was unique and made both stories interesting. I’m not much for historical/wartime/romance novels but I fully enjoyed this book and was anxious to find out what happened every turn of the page.
Dan Walsh’s other novels include “The Unfinished Gift”, “The Homecoming”, “The Deepest Waters”, and “Remembering Christmas”. I look forward to reading some of these other works.