Book Reviews

Book Review: The Affliction Of Praha

Title: The Affliction Of Praha

Author: Simon Gillard

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Publication Date: July 9th 2020

Genre: Adult Historical Mystery


It’s 20th-century Czechoslovakia… and murder comes knocking.The Teralov family are loved and respected by everyone in Prague, adored for bringing prosperity and hope to its downtrodden people… so nobody expected to find Peter Teralov inexplicably murdered in the streets. To quell the uproar, expert Soviet detective Edgar Rollenvart soon finds himself tasked with hunting down the one responsible and bringing the killer to justice. He’s confident he can unravel the mystery behind Peter’s killing – despite the mysterious absence of evidence.Teaming up with Peter’s brother, Edgar embarks on a twisting and impossible case that will take them through the streets and cities of early 1920s Czechoslovakia. As the number of suspects mounts and the evidence seems to go nowhere, Edgar soon realizes that the mystery behind this case runs far deeper than meets the eye…


Rating: 3 out of 5.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This concept of this story was interesting and the delivery was done well. The characters themselves were interesting but they could’ve been developed at bit more.

I was left wanting for more detective things when the book was over. We did get the Edgar’s POV and we did see him working out and thinking about certain things but he kept a lot of things secret which I think defeated the purposes a bit since we were in his head.

The twists were interesting enough and didn’t feel as if they were pulled out of nowhere. Some things that happened felt like they happened solely to move the plot along and the ending was a bit rushed.

That’s All I Got, Romy

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