When Camels Fly
written by N.L.B. Horton
published by Ridge Route Press
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: Yes.
One of the sweetest successes to come out of the self-publishing movement is the original story. Not the formula that publishers know will sell because it’s sold millions of times before, but a unique, totally out in left field, never been told before story. I love that.
The setting for When Camels Fly is in and around Israel. The characters are two middle-aged parents and their adult children. They aren’t superhuman, just super dedicated to one another. The plot involves solving a mystery that includes espionage, murder, theft, and good old-fashioned greed.
Yep, it’s weird. Or if you’re an artist, creative.
I knocked off a half star for one very subjective reason: the book jumps around a lot with the character’s point of view, time, and setting. Too many literary elements bouncing around makes my head spin.
Would I recommend it: Yes, I think this book will appeal to readers who love adventure, mystery, and even historical fiction. There’s a reader’s guide at the end of the book if you wanted to make this a book club selection as well.
About the book – from Goodreads: A mother’s fatal shot. A daughter’s deadly choice.
In Israel, archaeologist Grace Madison shoots her daughter’s abductor. Seconds later, a handsome shepherd drops from the sky to kill a second assassin. Their world crumbles in two blinks of an eye.
Unbeknownst to them, a fierce evil is destroying everything in its path—the unconventional path Grace and Maggie, a hydrologist, take as they struggle to right a wrong as old as time. But they soon discover time is running out. A vortex of intrigue and espionage threatens to sweep away everything and everyone they hold dear, extinguishing old flames even as it ignites new loves.
When the scale tips precariously toward disaster in the Middle East and beyond, family and friends with secrets of their own are exposed and millions of lives hang in the balance. Mother and daughter realize nothing is as it seems.
Even each other.
Because choosing what’s right is all that’s left.