I've been interested in the field of archaeology since I was a teenager, so the blurb for J. ArleneCuliner's The Turkish Affair caught my interest right upon reading it. I thought I'd be reading a romance with a bit ofmystery thrown in, but to my surprise, I found the book worked better as a mystery with strong romantic elements. That's because the intriguefactor in this read was pretty high. I enjoyed the two-pronged mysteryof the missing archaeologist and the stolen antiquities.
This read kept me guessing about who the villains were right up tothat "oh crap" moment when the heroine, Anne, figured it outherself--while in the company of one of them. This, I believe, is part of the fun in a good mystery; not that you're like "wait, what?"at the end of it, but that you're like "ahh, I see how it is." Andthat's what happened here. Will Read For Feels
From the Author
In this romantic suspense, the setting is an archaeological site in Turkey. When Anne Pierson and Renaud Townsend meet, there's instant attraction, but throw in artifact theft, a difficult climate, corrupt police, an empty beige plain, and your journey to another, more dangerous world has begun.