I couldnt put it down..I just finished On the Fifth Day and was very pleased with it. The book was well written, strong characters, and a super fast read. The plot was interesting and easy to follow. A great book I would recommend to anyone who likes the spin on Christianity and some of the religious icons.
This second novel by Hartley does take a little longer to get moving along. For me, the storyline picks up and begins to draw me in around page 137. Once the traveling occurs as Thomas Knight tries to follow the trail of his late brother, the "mystery" of what his brother had been searching for is fun to follow.
I was disappointed in how Deborah interacts in this storyline (she was the main character from "Mask of Atreus".
Overall, I liked the novel, but was not blown away. I found Hartley's first novel to be more interesting than this one; however, I will likely seek out the third novel, which Knight is the main character.
Cannot understand how someone can highly rate this book. Characters are too extreme and highly unbelievable. Plot was a big let down. Not nearly as good as the DaVinci Code or others of that genre. Would not recommend it to anyone.