Book review: White Gold

White Gold sees a scientist murdered after a tour of Europe in which he has been giving lectures about White Gold, a potential new source of power. Dan Taylor, an old friend, soon contacts the ex-wife of the scientist and they investigate the murder, believing there to be more behind it.

The pace is quick throughout, with events taking place across the globe. It is described as a suspense story on Amazon, but I would disagree with that; I didn’t feel that much suspense was built up due to the rapid pace of events throughout. Also, Taylor is often very lucky, which prevents suspense being built up (but does keep the pace moving). The book felt quite formulaic (murder, investigation, travel around the world in a race against time, action ending), although there was a nice link back to earlier in the story at the action ending. There was nothing that was wrong with the book, but I didn’t feel that there was anything to make it stand out from the crowd.

Rating (out of 5): ***


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