“The archaeology-driven mystery, while difficult to unravel at times, will appeal in equal measures to fans of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon novels and History’s theory-filled Ancient Aliens TV series. Donoghue leaves enough loose ends hanging to make readers feel compelled to pick up the next volume. This novel, packed with action, intrigue, sexual chemistry, and a lot of archaeological research, gets its series off to a promising start.” – Kirkus Reviews
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“Absolutely fantastic thriller. I cannot wait until the new one comes out. I loved the story line and character.”
– Sonya Berger, September 25, 2016
“I really enjoyed your book, your writing is amazing, I’m telling you I was for it right at the beginning, I didn’t get bored, my attention stayed with the story. It never lagged it was just the right amount of suspense even when it was coming together and I was figuring it out.” Rating 4 out of 5 stars.
– Kay Johns, September 23, 2016
“Fabulously well-written adventure. The suspense was just right. It was a mystery up there with DaVinci Code. I would definitely love to read some more from Mr. Donoghue.”
– Jennifer Rinker, September 22, 2016
“Liked the characters and the story flow. Hard to put down. Very entertaining. Like the interaction of characters. Good story. Highly recommend. Liked the suspense and intrigue.” Rating 5 out of 5 stars.
– Rhonda Gothier, September 18, 2016
“Wonderful plot and lots of surprises! Characters are awesome and well developed. Love the concept and it flows well. I can’t wait for book 2! Dan Brown move over!” Rating 5 out of 5 stars.
– Montzalee Wittmann, September 15, 2016
“Archeologists, murder, mystery and an alien premise make this book a good fun read. I really liked it. It did remind me of me famous films that others will surely compare it to. What is even more fun is that this a debut book, and I’m following this author. I hope for more fun adventure reads like this one.” Rating 4 out of 5 stars
– Carol Keen, September 9, 2016
“Shadows of the Stone Benders grabbed my attention from the first page, and though it wasn’t necessarily a fast-paced action plot, the thought-provoking hypothesis kept me eagerly turning the pages to see what was happening next. The characters were well-developed, the story line was well-written.” Rating 5 out of 5 stars
– Jane Geiger, September 8, 2016
“Compelling adventure, well written and greatly enjoyable. Will read more of this author.” Rating 5 out of 5 stars.
– Rhenette Bjorkman, August 31, 2016
“I found this book fascinating and cannot wait for the next one! I would recommend this book to anyone.” Rating 5 out of 5 stars
– Stacey Olsen, August 16, 2016