Alchemy – Chris James – Genre – An historical psychological suspense thriller
Blurb: How far would YOU go to bring back a lost love?
“Alchemy” is an historical psychological tale of mystery, murder and suspense and reveals an extraordinary decade in the life of a talented, sweet young and innocent genius, as he transforms into a monster.In Victorian London, England, close to the end of the 19th century, a young artist unravels what he believes to be the formula for immortality and raising the dead, prescribed in an ancient tome: Alchemy.
Just when he cracks the secret code for the final components of his elixir, his mistress and inspiration, dies. His life is devastated, his mind destroyed by drugs. He knows he has the power to revive her. But obtaining the last ingredients means resorting to murder, taking innocent lives.
He just has to decide whose.
His only surviving model, infatuated with this painter of her portrait, attends the trial of the century, where she finally learns someone got away with murder.
Based on a true story? Why don’t you decide for yourself?
My review: A wonderfully weird and slightly wacky storyline written with fantastic descriptions enabling me to visualise each gruesome event in detail. I look forward to reading the sequel “Alchemy: turning Silver to Gold” released 14 Dec 2015