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Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite
Finding Sylvia by Alan Shayne is a gripping, suspenseful mystery that will have readers turning the pages nonstop. Judd is a movie producer who is in search of new inspiration, but it seems the one thing that occupies his mind is the sudden disappearance of the woman he’d once loved; the stunning English girl, Sylvia, that he can’t get over. Something tells him she is still alive, so he sets out to locate her. Follow him in this gripping story as he searches for clues, moving from Connecticut to Hollywood, New York, London, Israel, and Spain. But can he find her? Each step he takes unveils a new discovery about the woman he once loved; each step he takes makes him question everything he ever knew about her. Can he solve the mystery of Sylvia?
Alan Shayne had me captivated from the very beginning of this story, a tale of passion, love, and one man’s quest for the truth about the woman he can’t get over. The story is swiftly paced and readers will find it impossible to take their eyes off the protagonist, even for a moment. The plot is intelligently written, the work of a great imagination, and readers will have sudden jolts with the unexpected surprises that punctuate the plot. The writing is excellent, featuring great conversations and vivid descriptions. Finding Sylvia is a wonderful story that brilliantly explores the theme of obsession, a story with memorable characters. The conflict escalates pretty fast and the denouement is awesome. It was a hugely entertaining story, a hard-to-put-down read.