On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, Nazi Germany is developing a new weapon of unprecedented power, one that will give them ultimate victory over all the nations of the world. But the war turns against them before it is completed, and a conspiracy forms to preserve the weapon and carry on the research.
At the dawn of a new century, Alex Pyke, a self-styled bachelor entrepreneur, wants only the American Dream of a bigger house and a fatter bank account. But a business opportunity lures him back to Germany, the country he left as an orphan of five during the height of the Cold War. Upon his arrival, he is swept up in a deadly adventure involving an aging industrialist and his brilliant, beautiful niece. Even as Alex unravels the mysteries of his own family’s history, he makes a discovery that will change the direction of his life, and maybe the whole world beyond.
Seeing by Moonlight is a captivating, thrilling and dramatic piece of fiction that hooked me from start to finish. When I read the description and the preview of Seeing by Moonlight I knew that I had to read the book thanks to the premise of history, war and a deadly conspiracy as well as plenty of action! Of late I have loved reading books that take me on an adventure and Seeing by Moonlight was the perfect book for that because it took me on a breath-taking adventure that thrilled and even terrified me! If you are a reader who is looking to read a thrilling book that is unique and unlike anything you have read before then Seeing by Moonlight should not be missed, however! If you need more convincing then have a read of the rest of my review to learn out more about this gem of a book!
Seeing by Moonlight is a novel with many layers and themes and will take its readers back to the 1940’s as well as the late 1990’s. The reader in the year 1941 will learn of Nazi Germany’s plan to take over the world thanks to their new weapon that has ‘unprecedented power.’ The reader will then be taken to the year 1999 and will be introduced to the protagonist of the novel, Alex Pyke. You may be thinking at the moment,”how are these two timelines connected?!” And yes although they seem like they can’t be, they do book lovers and I will explain why but before I do that I have to introduce you to the protagonist of the novel, Alex Pyke. Alex is an entrepreneur who is chasing the American dream and trying to grow his success. Alex’s desire for success and riches takes him back to Germany for a business opportunity; however, this is not Alex’s first visit because Alex fled the country at the age of five thanks to the cold war. When Alex arrives, he will not have the trip he thought he had planned because soon Alex will be whisked away on a dangerous and breathtaking adventure that involves mysteries, conspiracies and shocking truths about his family history. What follows is a thrilling, compelling and dramatic novel that will take its readers on an exciting ride!
The story of Seeing by Moonlight is a genius one that will take its readers on a slightly bizarre but brilliant journey! What I loved most about the book was the author’s ability to whisk his readers back to the 1940’s as well as the 1990’s. For a novel with historical elements to be successful the reader has to feel as if they are in that time frame and experiencing life like those who lived in the time did, and I can happily write that M.F. Thomas, the exceptional author of Seeing by Moonlight accomplished this! When I read the scenes that took place in these two decades, I was thrilled and shocked by how descriptive and accurate they were! This for me made the experience of reading the book even more exciting because I genuinely felt as if I was a part of the novel and that added to the wonderful reading experience.
What I also loved about Seeing by Moonlight was the author’s ability to combine the two timeframes. At first, you think “well how are these linked” but gradually the author will merge the two timelines and the stories, and soon the reader will get that ‘ah ha!’ moment and when they do it is glorious.
M.F. Thomas is an exceptional author for the reasons listed above, but he is also a fantastic author for his ability to grab my attention very quickly at the start of the novel. With most books, it takes a while for the author to capture my attention but not with Thomas, oh no, he knew exactly what to write to have me hooked and what a ride it was. The twists and turns alone courtesy of Thomas are noteworthy because they were so shocking as well as unpredictable, I love unpredictable stories where the story is continuously evolving so Seeing by Moonlight indeed was the perfect read for me.
Overall Seeing by Moonlight is an incredible, well thought out and developed novel that managed to captivate me with glorious descriptions, fantastic characterization and exceptional plot development and so, I have to award this gem of a book five stars! Please do have a read of the preview below and also keep an eye out for my review for M.F. Thomas’s other book A Sickness in Time which will be live next week!
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