I’m not saying that it was dead boring, but there was a lot of reading in this book.
Dead Secret is the story of a pair of journalists who are chasing down a secret from the second world war, which has been hidden by the perpetrators from the world. Along the way they meet dark and mysterious characters with shady pasts, who sit them down and give them a good talking to.
I was hoping for something akin to The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth, in terms of a healthy balance between outright action and tension, and investigative journalism, and digging into uncovered secrets. Unlike The Odessa File, the big mystery is about US corporate collaboration with the Nazis to keep them supplied with oil.
Not the most interesting and engaging of topics. Frankly I would have been happier if this dead secret stayed dead, rather than be resurrected for the sake of a lackluster book.Nazis are bad, corporate collaborators are bad, everyone is bad. Let’s sit down and explain in intricate detail what happened over a glass of (insert alcohol of choice here).
At the end of the day it was just… okay.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.