The Fallen Branch by Mihai Serban Review 

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. 

An investigation into an affair between a bishop and a high school student unravels a mystery filled with secrets and events far beyond anything a young journalist could have ever anticipated in author Mihai Serban’s “The Fallen Branch”.


The Synopsis

Uncover Hidden Secrets with ‘The Fallen Branch’ – A Novel of Mystery and Intrigue!

In the heart of Bucharest, “The Fallen Branch” starts to unfold as Lisaveth, an intrepid young journalist, delves into the allegations of an illicit affair between a bishop and a high school girl. As she navigates this uncharted territory, she stumbles upon a labyrinth of secrets, hidden meanings, and extraordinary events that catapult her investigation into a realm far beyond its initial scope. This meticulously woven narrative seamlessly intertwines ancient books, historical elements with an undercurrent of mystery, creating a multi-layered tapestry of intrigue that extends even to the book’s cover. A unique exploration of the unanticipated, “The Fallen Branch” challenges readers to question the unexamined and discover the unseen.

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The Review

This was an exhilarating and shocking thriller. The author did a fantastic job of finding an original and thought-provoking mystery that would entice readers and keep them on the edge of their seats as the story unfolded. The even pacing of the story and the imagery that the author’s writing evoked really brought to life the setting both past and present into the account. 

The rich character development and the dynamic history that the author was able to infuse into this story really made the mystery and atmosphere come to life perfectly. The tension that built amongst the characters, especially for the protagonist and her journey as the layers of this mystery unravel piece by piece, is made even more fraught as the ancient pieces of this secret society begin to come into place and the dangers become even more elevated.

The Verdict

Heart-pounding, captivating, and engaging, author Mihai Serban’s “The Fallen Branch” is a must-read thriller. The mystery, the culture, the history, and the dynamic characters made this story feel like an international Dean Koontz novel, starting the inciting incident as an ordinary mystery and slowly revealing a shocking yet powerful threat looming just below the surface. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

The most powerful feeling of a human being is not love but the satisfaction of knowing.

I started writing 24 years ago. To this day I have written many things, plays, short stories and novels. Diving into the unknown has always been my passion. I’ve channeled this fascination into my latest novel “The Fallen Branch”.

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