In Danielle Trussoni’s June release The Puzzle Master, a football injury left Mike Brink acquired savant syndrome. The injury left him able to solve puzzles differently than ordinary people and gained him fame around the world. When an author serving time for murder sends him a partially completed puzzle, Brink is too intrigued to refuse seeing her. As Brink starts to unravel the puzzle of the unfinished puzzle, he might just have landed himself in the greatest puzzle of all & endangered his life in the process.
With a mix of mystery, suspense, secret organizations, and Jewish mythology – Trussoni has put together such a complex story. & I mean COMPLEX. All the interwoven stories, myths, puzzles, people, etc got a little confusing for me. It’s clearly well written, thought out, & researched but the overall story just got to complicated for me, especially when discussing the intricate puzzles and deep diving into religious mythology and lore. I found myself skimming some of these parts just because they would get extremely philosophical.
I loved learning more about Jewish Mythology and puzzles, and it’s woven together amazingly. But getting lost on more than 1 occasion brought this down a star for me. Highly recommend going into this one blind – which is why my review isn’t super detailed. If you like puzzles or The DaVinci Code, then this is the PERFECT read for you!
The Puzzle Master comes out June 13, 2023. Huge thank you to Random House for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof.books.