Title: The Threshing Circle
Author: Neil Grimmett
Number of Pages: 294
Synopsis: A young couple arrive on the Greek island of Crete and begin prying into the execution of a beautiful English woman during the German occupation sixty years before. They enter a labyrinth of forbidden love, betrayals, murder, greed and vendettas, old and new.
Then they disappear.
A feisty Scottish woman and an irascible, Zorba-like Greek form a reluctant allegiance in a desperate attempt to find and rescue them. They both have very different motives for their involvement. Their search will take them to hidden rituals, ceremonies, remote gatherings, famous monasteries and villages abandoned after decades of vendettas. To the remote island of Gavdos and finally back to a place that, “Even God does not know exists”.
They will encounter characters good and evil; some modern and pragmatic, others ancient and magical.
All the time they are being stalked by the sons of man who seeks to complete the crimes of his father and sate his own greed and insane desire for vengeance. These men are more animal than human and have been raised in the remote mountains for the sole purpose of carrying out the brutal will of their father.
The mystery of the real, hidden Crete runs deep, and THE THRESHING CIRCLE explores some of the myths and romance while not shying away from its often violent nature.
By the end choices will have to be made. If such actions are really possible on an island where many Cretans still believe that: “The Cycle of Blood”, can never stop flowing.
The Threshing Circle is a powerfully intense novel of betrayal, deceit, and murder that spans several generations and threatens the lives of any who dare to uncover the truth.
Hatred and revenge left a young mother dead and her husband heartbroken and now, even in present day, those who know the truth will stop at nothing to conceal this merciless crime. So, when a young English couple arrives on the Island of Crete and begin poking around, they wind up missing. But, not before befriending and Scottish woman named, Kirsty whose instincts tell her the young couple is in danger. She must enlist the help of a Greek man she detests to dig up answers and hopefully save her friends. As the story unfolds, Kirsty begins to realize there is something sinister at play. Can she help her friends before she too falls victim to an evil hand?
The Threshing Circle is a fast moving, well articulated thriller riddled with secrets that will leave you breathless. I found the story-line to be fresh and the characters to be original. The author paints a vivid picture of Crete through his rich description of the customs and landscape adding believability and authenticity to the story. The story's many gripping scenes make this a book that's hard to put down.
I enjoyed this story a great deal and highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.