BOOK REVIEW: City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold

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Book: City of Gold
(Matthew Connor Adventure Series Book 1)
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

My Rating: ★★★★★


Action-adventure books for the mystery lover. In this series, modern-day archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor travels the globe with his two closest friends to unearth treasure and discover legends the world has all but forgotten. Indiana Jones meets the twenty-first century.

Finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death...

Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.

Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind can refuse--the City of Gold.

Now Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but with blood.

An exciting and mysterious adventure!

City of Gold is an adventurous tale that will give you some history of the Incas while the treasure hunters are searching for the City of Gold. The beginning was a little slow for me yet at the same time held some intrigue that I had to continue to read to find out what was going on. I never anticipated the different twists and turns that happened throughout the story. When you think that is the last thing that they could encounter, something else happens. There was so much intrigue and action that I didn’t want to put the book down. Carolyn Arnold really knows how to build up the suspense and keep just enough action to keep your attention up to the very last page.

Carolyn Arnold has written a fantastic story with characters that are well developed and engaging. Every character has challenges that they have to work through that adds to it. Carolyn’s stories are brilliantly written, entertaining, and enthralling.  This is a definite winner from this author. I can’t wait to read the next adventure that involves Matthew Connor.

This is the second book that I have read by Carolyn Arnold and will certainly not be my last. I was not disappointed at all. I recommend City of Gold to anyone that enjoys reading an adventurous mystery with unexpected twists and turns.

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