Nicole Fysh, a conchologist (the study of shells), receives some holiday snaps, and discovers a rare and valuable shell amongst the images, causing her to fly to the remote north west of Australia, and find the one thing that could change her future, but she is not the only one in search of this shell, as it contains a secret.While diving the dangerous waters of BuccaneerNicole Fysh, a conchologist (the study of shells), receives some holiday snaps, and discovers a rare and valuable shell amongst the images, causing her to fly to the remote north west of Australia, and find the one thing that could change her future, but she is not the only one in search of this shell, as it contains a secret.While diving the dangerous waters of Buccaneer Archipelago, she is attacked, and barely survives the encounter. With her life under threat, she is forced to change her appearance and identity, fleeing halfway across the country, but cannot escape those determined to obtain the shell.Despite her best efforts to forget what happened that fateful day, she must go back to where it all began, and is faced with the decision of who she can trust, as now the stakes have risen even higher, A life, in exchange for the shell!...
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the shell Reviews
After receiving a holiday snap from a friend Nicole thinks she may have discovered a rare ammonite shell. However it is still somewhere out at sea and there are others, who will stop at nothing, also seeking the shell’s whereabouts.The Shell is filled with danger, suspense and mystery. You are kept guessing as to who is good and who is bad, who if anyone can Nicole really trust, right up to the very end.The beautiful descriptions of Broome and the surrounding areas of Cape Leveque, Middle Lagoon and The Buccaneer Archipelago confirm Boyd’s knowledge and love of the area.I enjoyed Nicole’s growth from quiet, naïve girl to someone strong and independent willing to fight tooth and nail for her life.I would like to thank the author for my copy to read and review.
I received a free download of “The Shell” by Jenni Boyd, an Australian author, currently residing in Tropical Far North Queensland, an in exchange for an honest review.The Shell contained a hidden secret, many would kill for. It was a treasure.Nicole Fysh, a twenty eight year old conchologist was working in a museum in New South Wales, Australia. When she got home from work, she had received mail, a package from her travelling friends, Geoff and Pip. This package included a photo of Pip with a giant Moray eel, and a rare shell. At work, Nicole worked with shells to determine its authenticity and value. After viewing the images, she cannot sit still, she must fly to the remote north west of Australia, and find out if this is the real thing!And so begins the journey. But when she dives in the dangerous waters of Buccaneer Archipelago, she is attacked, and barely survives. Someone is trying to kill her… This forces to change her appearance and identity, and flee.Who can she trust? She can trust no one! It appears that there is more than one person, looking for this priceless rare shell.I was first attracted to the cover where we see a shell and a man and a crocodile. The mystery starts here. I found the first 25% of the book on the slow side, but I realize for those not familiar with this part of the world, or the study of shells, there had to be a learning curve to set the stage. There were lots of twists and turns along the way, and the suspense builds. The characters come alive as you read each small detail. The imagery is vivid and enables you to sense the atmosphere, and visualize the aqua water, with the dives.I am giving this novel a 3.5 or 4 rating, and recommend it to all those readers who enjoy reading mystery/thrillers. Thank you Jenni for allowing me to read your novel. I can see that Nicole went on a real journey.
Nicole Fysh is a conchologist, she studies shells. When her friends send her pictures of themselves diving, she sees something in the pictures that could make history. But if this shell is really what she believes it is, she can't possibly be the only one looking for it. She hops the next flight to join her friends, and find out if this shell is exactly what she thinks. The Shell is full of twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat. I never knew that shells were such a hot commodity. This book definitely will have me taking a closer look at the shells I come across on my vacation this summer. In Nicole's search for the shell, she comes across quite a few people who are also on the hunt. They will stop at nothing to get their hands on the rare treasure. From murder, smuggling, and purgery, nearly anything. Nicole goes on quite a journey herself, suffering along the way. Jenni Boyd give another enjoyable mystery. This so far has been my favorite. There are twists you don't see coming and surprises around every corner. You don't know who you can trust and if the truth will ever come out. I recommend this for all looking for a great thriller this summer.
A little slow to start, but it needs to be to set the scene for when the pace picks up. There is a lot of back ground information that is important in setting the scene as to why the Shell is so important, and why finding it becomes a potentially life threatening adventure. It's like the the first uphill climb on a roller coaster, once you get to the top you have to hold on tight because it is a crazy ride.I enjoyed the thrill of the chase, of not knowing exactly what character I could trust and who was the good or bad guy! I would've liked to learn a little more about the characters Anna & Matt, and spent a little more time with them on their equally as intense journey.The cover of the novel is eye catching & leads the reader towards the belief that this is no ordinary story about shell collecting.
I loved this book. It had everything I look for in a book. It had danger and mystery. A fantastic story line., set in Australia the Shell has you captivated from the start. With each chapter I could not wait to see what would transpire. A fantastic read.