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Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite
Where Madness Lies is a mythological thriller by Heidi K. Allen. Alexandra was working as a mortuary technician because of a curse. Alex had visions when she touched people, but dead people were different as they only had a past. Alex’s visions always come true, but no one ever believed her. When she touched the body of a dead woman, a massive, brilliant light exploded in her mind, and Alex woke up in the hospital. During her stay, Alex befriended Artemis and was shocked when she learned that her new friend was the Greek Goddess of the Hunt. Alex offered to help Artemis identify the force that was killing her family. Alex attracted the attention of several of the former gods, as she is the first oracle they had encountered after believing that they were regarded as extinct.
Where Madness Lies by Heidi K. Allen is intriguing and exciting, and it held my interest from the start. Heidi created a fantasy world with her imaginative writing style. It was easy to be part of a time when ancient gods existed and acted like humans. The plot was suspenseful and kept me on the edge of my seat. The story was action-packed and fast-paced. The characters were well-developed and realistic. The attention to detail is evident in the depth and complexity of the mythological beings. The characters of the gods were flawed and comparable to human personalities. Alex and Artemis were strong women who had faced struggles. This thriller is brilliantly written and exceeded my expectations. The ending was a big surprise.