“The Ungodly Hour” by Laury Egan— On Mykonos

Egan, Laury A. “The Ungodly Hour”,  Interlude Press, 2020.

On Mykonos

Amos Lassen

Dana Fox is leading a weeklong photography workshop on Mykonos and she falls in love with the place. She also falls in love with a local policewoman, Cybele Karabélias, a local policewoman. However, her vacation turns fearful when a series of gruesome murders shakes the town.  She ignores the threat of danger and continues taking photos without knowing that the murderer is edging in. She is unaware that she has something that he wants and neither does she fear the dangers around her. She just continues with her photographs.

I can’t quite put my finger on what pulled me into the tory but I was immediately hooked and could not stop reading. Laury A. Egan’s descriptions are done well to made me feel like I was experiencing the novel myself.

Dana Fox did not realize that she might have photographed the killer and that as a result, she could be the next victim.  

Author Laury Egan brings in the themes of homophobia, violence, sexual violence, domestic abuse, child abuse and molestation, death of parents through  depictions of homophobic protests and bullying, sexual harassment, attempted sexual assault, sadism, and violence. In amazing ways, everything comes together and is quite an intense read. Because this is a mystery/thriller, I can’t say any more about the plot without giving something away but I can say that this is one of those books that stays with you after the covers are closed. This is the second book I have read by Ms. Egan and she has found a real fan here.

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