The Mystery Tomb: An Archaeologist's Nightmare

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Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Two women, one dead and the other a budding archaeologist in her twenties, are connected by a shocking past aching to be discovered. More

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About Eva Pohler

I write fiction for teens and adults and teach writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I live with my husband, three kids, two dogs, and two rats (Katniss and Prim, of course). I'm also an avid reader and book reviewer. I've always said I never want to give up reading for writing or vice versa. I want to do both. My favorite authors are Tracy Chevalier, Ann Patchett, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Rick Riordan, and Stephanie Meyer. I have too many to name, but those are a handful of them. When I'm not spending time with the family, working, reading, or writing, I can be found watching The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Middle, and NCIS.

I love to interact with readers and have recently added features to my website at http://www.evapohler.com with this in mind. If you email me your art and/or stories based on The Gatekeeper's Trilogy, or on Greek mythology in general, I will post them on my website for others to enjoy. I have also added a short video on the Olympians and a fun Jeopardy Game to test your knowledge. Please visit my website for more details.

Thanks for taking the time to read about me and my writing!

About the Series: The Mystery Book Collection
In each of these stand-alone novels, a woman is lured into a haunting story, which she soon learns has a shocking connection to her.

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Reviews

Review by: Jennifer Pierson on March 3, 2014 :
Once again Eva Pohler has written a story that kept me up late reading because I physically couldn't put it down! I really don't read mysteries in general but I believe The Mystery Tomb can't be classified just as mystery. It had romance with conflict, historical aspects, and a touch of paranormal along with mythical references on top of the mystery. I loved it!

We meet Samantha Beck, a younger archaeologist, searching for her lost Indian ancestors. She finds the evidence of her ancestors, the tribe of Leni-Lenape in Pennsylvania. After Sam and the team uncover their findings, she meets the local descendant Tukihela, who wants nothing to do with her. Samantha tries to get Tukihela to let her give a voice to the tribe, but he refuses. As the story unfolds, we meet Rebecca Nisha, mother of Tukihela, and hear her story 25 years before, along with tribe secrets.

Eva does a remarkable job of alternating and weaving the two stories together effortlessly. The Mystery Tomb has many twists and turns that will make it impossible to put down! I truly loved this book and would recommend it to everyone!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Jonel Boyko on March 2, 2014 :
Eva Pohler is back with her usual eloquently written, approachable writing style in this tale that melds romance, mystery, and history together into an unforgettable whole. She takes some of the darker, less common ritualistic aspects of certain societies and brings them to the forefront in a captivating and inescapable manner. The history wound through this story is absolutely breathtaking. The past and the present come together seamlessly in this novel to create a work of sheer genius. Pohler’s intricate storytelling is highlighted by her very visual descriptions, allowing you to enter this world completely.

The characters in this novel really help to drive the point home through their actions and reactions. The main characters are very well developed as individuals. It was nice to see two such individuals who would stick to their beliefs and could put said beliefs into words. The supporting cast is also quite unique. I appreciated the fact that each character had a definite purpose in the story and that purpose was integral in some way to the forward motion of the tale.

Overall this was a hauntingly poignant tale that will stick with me in the long run. I can’t wait to read the next novel in the series and would definitely recommend this to others.

Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
Review by: Katherine Eccleston on Feb. 27, 2014 :
The Mystery Tomb by Eva Pohler is hard to define in a specific category. It has suspense and mystery, it is a contemporary story with glimpses back to the past, it has romance and conflict, and it is absolutely intriguing.
The story follows Samantha Beck, a young archeologist who is searching for a lost tribe of Indian ancestors. She finds evidence of a lost tribe of Leni-Lenape in Pennsylvania. The story has many twists and turns as Samantha tries convince Tukihela, the local descendant of the tribe, to reveal the tribe's secrets to the world. There are some surprising discoveries made about the customs of the tribe and also about Tukihela's immediate family.
I really enjoyed this story and I was captivated by it. The story was well-researched and well-written. I live in Pennsylvania and many of the areas in PA and NJ that were mentioned in the book were familiar to me and they were all described accurately. As a history buff, and a history major in college, I really enjoyed the historical aspects of the story.
I definitely would recommend this book to other.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
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