The other day (when I finished Devil’s Food) I laid out my library books and was quite excited by my options! There was 7 books on the pile and I would’ve been happy to start any of them, but after my eeny meeny miny moe ritual I was left with Equinox by Michael White, which Is one of the ones I’ve had out for the longest, so I was quite pleased.
Equinox is in the same vein as Dan Brown’s novels – It’s quite fast-paced and has short to-the-point chapters that first focus on character development, then investigation/research into the mystery which has an esoteric twist. I’ve read 16 chapters already (just over 100 pages) and am already hooked! So far the basic story revolves around Philip Bainbridge, a photographer that makes ends meet by snapping gristly crime-scene photos; and his ex and mother of his child, Laura Niven, a former crime-journalist who has recently become a popular crime writer. The mystery starts with a young woman being found dead in her car, with her chest surgically opened so her heart could be removed and an ancient gold coin put in its place. Philip is called in to photograph the scene and Laura sneaks a look at the gruesome body and becomes intrigued. When a second similar murder is discovered, Laura is determined to investigate the murders and use what she finds for a new best-seller.
The book also has occasional chapters set in 1690 which follow Issac Newton and his involvement with alchemy, which adds an extra slice of intrigue to the story.
Stay tuned for a review 🙂