The Morozov Inheritance An Epic Story of Murder, Love and Fortune
“It was the perfect night for a killing …”
A banker’s throat is cut in the driveway of his Sydney home. Without knowing it, the killer’s knife sets in motion a chain of events begun a hundred years ago in Moscow. This epic international story of the rise of the Morozov family begins in Moscow at the turn of the twentieth century. At the same time Senior Investigator Maksim Rysakov is tracking a clever and psychotic serial killer who is murdering young women. From each victim the killer extracts gruesome trophies. The only clue is a man ‘who walks like a wolf’. When the killer targets one of the Morozov family their whole future is put at risk.
What is the connection between these events and how can an undelivered letter lead to the stunning conclusion in modern London?
5.0 out of 5 stars 400+ Intense Pages March 3, 2011 – by Encino Book Man
I don’t think I am alone when I indicate that I like to get my money’s worth out of a book. Here is one that occupied me for quite a while and is actually worth it. Story – 5 stars
The storytelling is unique in that it takes place over the span of a century. This murder mystery begins in Moscow with a serial killer. We follow the case to modern times where an investigator “inherits” the case and things come to a shocking conclusion. It is an unusual and refreshing way to weave a story. Characters – 4.5 stars
For the most part, the characters are believable and likeable. There is one that did not resonate with me, but it’s not the end of the world. I’ve never read anything where every character actually did agree with me. Writing – 4.5 stars
The author knows how to write. Plain and simple. I wouldn’t have read through a 400+ page book if he didn’t. He is obviously knowledgable and good at this. There were a few small things but again, it really does not take away from the story. Overall – 5 Stars
In general, this is a great book with very little issue. Keep in mind that a book this long is bound to have a few small things that you may catch but even New York Times bestsellers have that. I choose not to get my feathers in a ruffle when a book is overall well done.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast moving, gripping, believable with more than a touch of tragedy April 21, 2011
By Ian Faulkner
Having purchased this book during a lunch with Geoffrey the author, I felt a duty to start reading his creation quickly.
I need not have felt any obligation as the book ensnared me immediately so I could not ignore it until it had been finished.
With a large part of the tale’s setting in Russia I should not have been surprised that “good guys”, including the Morozov family experienced a great deal of tragedy in their lives in the 100+ years the book spans and 3 continents across which the drama is played out.
The characters come alive in the words of the book because what they do, what happens to them, and the way they think are all so believable. There is no sanitising of violence against the characters, no magical recoveries from major injuries. In Lambert’s book, if you suffer a major hit you die, sadly even heroes.
The Morozov Inheritance is a superior tale superbly crafted by Geoffrey Lambert and essential reading for crime mystery enthusiasts and those who love the family dynasty genre.
4.0 out of 5 stars a good yarn and interesting history, October 17, 2012 By Ian Rohde –
This book really gets the reader in. Underlying the whole story is a series of horrific murders all following a similar pattern. Threaded throughout this is a story which brings together historical aspects of Russia, England, China and keeps the reader turning the pages. There is love, sorry, financial gain and loss. A good read!
glued to it, September 24, 2012 By costureira 11
Thoroughly glued to this one, fascinating, really felt you got to know the characters, and a good plausible story, very well written, and very easy to read, looking forward to more by this guy.