The Hidden Keys by Andre Alexis (161)

The title really struck me when I saw this title on our shelf at the local library.  There was something to the concept of hidden keys. And I am glad to say that the story didn’t disappoint at all as I started reading it.

But as I delved into the book further, I found the story to be enthralling and completely all encompassing.

The story turns out to be a page-turning treasure hunt that is mirrored by the equally compelling treasures in its sub-text. What does it mean to be good or evil, wealthy or not? Alexis doesn’t blur the lines so much as bring a deep sense of compassion to the issues. I just loved how he handled these very important topics for our time, given that we live in a culture that is consumed by consumerism.

Alexis also distills philosophically cognizant questioning into an entertaining story that includes a lot of complexity and subtlety.

This is a mystery that is structured very differently from a typical mystery where clues are given to the reader a couple at a time. In this story, Alexis gives us all the clues at once and then he keeps asking probing questions about them. It is definitely something that the reader can sink his/her teeth into.

I just loved this story and will look for some of his other books.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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