Mystery Island by Jim Ody #Review #Thriller #Mystery #Adventure #MysteryIsland #JimOdy


The Island of dark secrets lies close to Maui. Few have ventured there, fewer have returned.

With a map in hand, extreme-sports enthusiasts, Kyle and Donna, descend to the depths of the Pacific Ocean in search of treasure. Will they find it? And will they survive?

Peering eyes are everywhere, lurking and in wait, ready to take back what’s theirs.

Some things are better left buried.


Mystery Island is an enjoyable tale of adventure in Hawaii, where Kyle and Donna set out to hunt down lost treasure and save their relationship.

It has all the elements your looking for, feisty flawed characters, humour, danger and baddies galore. It has bucket loads of action, excitement and deathly adversity from a gang of rather brutal criminals.  You are propelled from Britain to an island where good and bad battle to secure the islands secrets.  Poor Kyle and his girlfriend get caught up in it all, propelled by their own greed and a naked need for thrills.

If you like your reads full of sex, violence, adventure and laughs then this is the book for you. It is done by a writer than understands that fun needs to be mixed up with the fight for survival, characters than make you laugh and others that you’d rather avoid because they are right out of a film like Die Hard. It’s a good mixture and creates a fun filled, fast paced read. I read it in two sittings and found it a entertaining distraction from current events, quite an achievement at the moment. My favourite character was Jez who though secondary to Kyle, actually created humour in an otherwise thrill driven tale and he is not as gormless as he first seems. In fact he is a talented IT wizard, who balances out the rather serious, tormented hero of the plot, Kyle. I know all stories, especially books filled with fast paced adventure need tortured, troubled characters and he certainly is, but I had a soft spot for the rather  Kyle and the light hearted Cass.

Mystery Island is fun and despite sometimes violent scenes, with a dark theme underscoring the action, it captures the best elements of this action filled genre.

You can purchase this novel from Amazon

About the author


Jim writes dark psychological/thrillers that have endings you won’t see coming, and favours stories packed with wit. He has written ten novels and well over a dozen short-stories spanning many genres.

Jim has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd.  When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate. He lives with his long-suffering wife, three beautiful children and two indignant cats in Swindon, Wiltshire UK.

You can follow the author on twitter @Jim_Ody_Author

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