Book Review: Quest to the Unknown by Annlies George
Title: Quest to the Unknown
Author: Annelies George
Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing
Format: Paperback/Ebook On Tour: January 22 - February 16
Quest to the Unknown revolves around up-and-coming Dutch reporter Jessie Golden, ready for her first holiday with business mogul and playboy Carlos Gomez, with whom she is engaged in a budding romance. Her journey begins when she finds a folder full of information on a mysterious woman named Nancy and her son Paul, leading her to an unexpected quest. Soon thereafter Jessie is confronted with a series of unexplainable supernatural occurrences. She realizes there is no such thing as coincidence, although she can’t unravel the true meaning of her quest nor her link to Nancy and her son. At the same time Jessie believes Carlos’ father has ties with some questionable characters. Startled by a series of unexpected events she reaches out to Ed Turner, Carlos’ right-hand man. In order to protect the one she truly loves, Jessie starts an investigation that points to the murky world of the mob. When a stranger is constantly following her, Jessie’s life is in serious danger. Can the ones she implicitly confides in, still be trusted? The first part of the Jessie Golden 21st Century Earth Series, introduces the main characters of the saga in an intriguing story of exceptional mother love, the far reaching consequences of choices in life, genuine feelings, blind faith and brutal deception, set in a multitude of countries in today’s fast moving business world.
To be honest, it's been a long time since I have read a book that has grabbed me like this one did. You will be grabbed from the first page and will be taken on an exhilarating ride to the finish, left wanting more.
I really try to keep the majority of the plot twists undercover for other reviewers so I will touch base lightly on the story. Jessie is a character that is not only well written but has the characteristics that you want every character to have. I think my favorite characteristic is the fact that she is so down to earthy, even though she has so much going for her. Jessie is a journalist who has a surprise waiting for her. When she finds a folder in her room it leads her down a path of discovery and to a healer. This healer changes her life.
The pace of the story and the character detail is fabulous, with different view points that will have you turning pages faster to get to the end. And that was the only downfall, but thankfully there are more books to pick up and read. I for one can't wait.
Annelies George was born on 4 August, 1964 in Bussum, After the gymnasium, she followed a one-year course as an international secretary in Amsterdam. Immediately afterward she started to work for a law firm, studying finance, management and law during the evening hours with the goal of becoming a lawyer herself. A move to a different town brought her into the fast IT world, where she was employed by GE Capital, marking the start of a successful career in the international IT Finance world. Due to the intensity of the job and long working hours, she abandoned her plans for a law degree. At the age of 30, she was appointed to Benelux managing director of a US based lease company, a rare phenomenon at the time, since few women were holding similar positions in the specific branch in the Netherlands. Thereafter she accepted a variety of EMEA and regional management and sales roles with Cisco, Microsoft, and Hewlett Packard. Annelies still lives in Bussum and is taking care of her 83-year-old mother. She loves, among other activities, to paint and design necklaces when she is not writing. On occasion she likes to travel to discover new places and understand the different ways of living around the globe. You can visit her at: https://www.anneliesgeorge.com