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Book Review: The Mysterious Liver By Mike Effa

“What a weird title”; that is the exact sentence that came to mind when I first came across this book. The Mysterious Liver wasn’t ever going to be something nice and lovely to read, but that is what makes this totally magical. Mike Effa totally transports the reader into Boma Village.

Our main character is Tikayo who finds a liver that a vulture has dropped. He takes it home and it is cooked by one of his wives. It tastes so nice that Tikayo craves for it again, but not knowing where the vulture initially got the liver from has Tikayo going through a frenzy.

Tikayo is no normal character either, he is the chief of Boma Village. Can he look after the people in his village, all the while satisfying his addiction? Especially when people start showing up dead.

Mike Effa easily transports you to Boma Village, regardless of the slight and unnoticeable spelling and grammar mistakes; transforming around you, Boma Village is a place of trust, honesty, and love.

Yet, with the potential threat being one of their own, will they work out who the killer is? Will Tikayo manage to find the liver that was ever so delicious? Or will Boma Village be no more?

Intense and satisfying, this story had me wanting a resolve so I could relax and enjoy Boma Village. The cute setting made me wish the book was longer just so that I could spend more time there.

If anything, this unique story is one you’ll never forget. Mainly a thriller, with intense drama throughout; it’s one novel you won’t be able to put down. I surely was gripped from start to end.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

24-year-old writer, blogger, author and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, The Coffee House, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, and CelebMix. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni

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