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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
The Third Order is a contemporary new adult thriller written by Wendy Sura Thomson. Living and working in New York City was a decidedly different experience for a young woman who had grown up in Fife, Scotland. When Maggie finished her degree in Finance, she had two job offers: one in London and the other in New York. Both career opportunities were attractive, but something about New York swayed her into making a move that her parents had not been thrilled about. There was something infinitely exciting about being on her own after being in the shadow of three protective older brothers and traditionally-minded parents, but even her enthusiasm didn’t help her deal with the occasional interactions with the legendary rude New Yorker.
One such confrontation happened in MOMA on a rare, for her, Saturday adventure, but the upsetting incident had a marvelous result. A tall and slender man came up to make sure that she was okay. He was also not a native New Yorker, but his presence in MOMA was auspicious indeed. His name was Ben, and he was finishing a PhD in architecture. What better tour guide could she ask for as she toured the Lily Reich exhibit? They soon had a close and easy friendship which turned into a romance that was everything each of them had ever hoped for.
The Third Order is a well-written and fast-paced tale about a young Scotswoman’s romance and marriage to an Ann Arbor, Michigan native, and the tragic accident that would forever change their lives. I was fascinated by the author’s creation of The Third Order, and found Maggie’s struggle to stay free of their clutches to be an enthralling exercise. Thomson’s heroine is a grand character with internal reserves of strength and resilience, and her plot has everything a suspense or action fan could wish for. Travel fiction fans will also love vicariously experiencing Ann Arbor, Fife and Assisi along with Maggie. The Third Order is most highly recommended.