American Goddess

A Myth Born in Scotland

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Pub Date 11 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 26 Oct 2021

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As the pandemic loosens its grasp Peter and Ellisha Kelso find their lives spiralling out of control. But Edinburgh is a city of secrets and, through a chance encounter, they stumble across the most dangerous one of all, known only as The Woman's Secret.

Armed with this knowledge, they set out to heal a damaged world and, before they know it, the idea has gone viral. American and mixed-race, Ellisha is an unlikely messiah, but she soon becomes the new face of hope for despairing people everywhere.

But if they thought The Woman's Secret would produce a kinder, gentler world, they are in for a terrible shock.

As the pandemic loosens its grasp Peter and Ellisha Kelso find their lives spiralling out of control. But Edinburgh is a city of secrets and, through a chance encounter, they stumble across the most...


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"A magnificent achievement." Alistair Gray

"A magnificent achievement." Alistair Gray


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An amazing book, learned and mystical, but an exciting thriller as well. Peter and Elisha are the main characters in this novel, and I don't wish to spoil it by saying what happens, but the novel is unique and well worth reading, in fact I could not put the book down, once I had started it. I had to see what happened next, it is a real page turner. Highly recommended.

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This book is awesome. Peter and Elisha are not typical "heroes", and captured my attention to the point I read deep into the night, eyes red and tired. But it was worth every moment. While I love paranormal, I am not usually a fan of the mystical, but this story goes far beyond that. Set in Edinburgh, during the last stages of a pandemic, the couple find an incredible, yet terrible, secret. I will read this book again, taking my time and savouring it a bit more, when the snow is on the ground again, cuddled with a blanket in front of a roaring fire. It's just that kind of book. Thank you NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an unpaid, honest review.

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Ellisha is a fascinating character and an unusual hero. I could see her fitting well into a Stephen King novel as he is known for his unusual and very convincing characters - what a huge compliment this comparison is for any author. It’s a great story which defies categorisation. It’s high drama as well as thriller and almost fantasy. It is all the more compelling as I read it in the grips of a pandemic.

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Gotta say I loved this story. I’m a big fan of mythology, particularly anything to do with the Goddess, but this was a completely new take on things. I loved how Peter found his wife overtaking him and the idea of a completely new mythology was fascinating. I meant to take my time reading it, but I finished it in a night. I’m going to read it again more slowly. It’s one of those books I think will reveal more the more you read it.

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