Posted 08 Dec 2022 17:38
The Conspiracy is an adventure tale that winds its way skilfully through a variety of settings and themes with a very relatable cast of protagonists as well as some pretty interesting antagonists. There are multiple viewpoints, which can sometimes be a miss for me, particularly in book 1 of a series (I'm looking at you, The Expanse), but it works well here.
I assumed based on my reading of snippets prior to reading the book that I would probably get along well with both David and Pam, and that certainly proved to be the case. Interactions between characters are well written but there's some naivety which is occasionally frustrating, although not in a bad way. It's more just wishing the characters could see what I can see! Character development is nevertheless meticulously considered and well executed.
Part of the book is set in Peru, and as I've actually been there (twice), it was nice to have that nostalgia triggered, and it was completely believable.
It's an exciting debut, and I'm looking forward to seeing where the series goes.
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