A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he’s dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful rollercoaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists. (from Goodreads)
I rate this book a 4 out of 5 Stars.
Thank you Orenda, and Anne Cater for sending me this ARC, in exchange of an honest review.
When the synopsis says that Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful roller-coaster journey, it wasn’t kidding. This book was a crazy journey. Like hold on to your seats folks, keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times, please stay seated until the ride is over, kind of adventure. I can say that I haven’t read something like this before.
If that doesn’t sell you, let me also add that this book was darkly hilarious! The odd-ball cast of characters had me laughing quite frequently. Jaakko had the most clever personality and sense of humor, a character that continued to grow on me from the first page, to the last. I went in to this book, not knowing if I’d love it or hate it, and I am happy to say that I loved it! And let me just add, the Authors name is fantastic!
So, are you curious to who was poisoning Jaakko? Read the book and find out!