#BookReview Mona Lisa’s Secret by @PhilPhilips01 #amreading #BookBlogging @BookTasters


Historical fiction – Mystery & Suspense


Joey is the great-grandson of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the original Mona Lisa in 1911. Along with his girlfriend, Marie, an art connoisseur, he stumbles across his father’s secret room, and finds himself staring at what he thinks is a replica of da Vinci’s most famous masterpiece.


The Louvre has kept this secret for over one hundred years, waiting for the original to come to light, and now they want it back at any cost.

With Marie held hostage and the Louvre curator and his men hot on his trail, Joey is left to run for his life in an unfamiliar city, with the priceless Mona Lisa his only bargaining chip. While formulating a plan to get Marie back with the help from an unexpected quarter, Joey discovers hidden secrets within the painting, secrets which, if made public, could change the world forever.

In this elaborately plotted, fast-paced, historical thriller, Phil Philips takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the streets of Paris and to the Jura mountains of Switzerland, to uncover a secret hidden for thousands of years …

Fans of Dan Brown’s, da Vinci code will love Phil Philips Mona Lisa’s Secret.

Product details

  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Phil Philips (16 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0992534550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0992534554

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My Thoughts

I just want to address this before I get into my review. As you can see the synopsis states that fans of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code will enjoy this book, however, I have never read this book as I read other books of Dan Brown and in all honesty, I don’t like his writing but I do however grasp how this statement can be made given it is a book filled with conspiracy theories.

Alrighty then! I was completely gripped by this book, I mean big time gripped. As I have stated before I suffer from chronic pain and I actually read until I ended up taking a flare up 😀 I was just so sucked in by the possibility that this could be real!

If I talk about the book I will end up telling more of the story than is safe without giving the whole story away but it is a wonderfully written book and the story is perfect for anyone who likes mysteries and suspense. It really is one that I couldn’t put down. I was doing the whole ‘I’ll finish this chapter then stop’ but the chapters are so short I was tricked into reading more!


This is a story that I held my breath over, gasped numerous times and was crying out ‘NOOO WAY’.

Thanks to the Phil Philips and Booktasters for sending me an ebook copy for review and, as always, all my thoughts are my own!

Have you read this book? If so I would love to know what you thought!!

Meet the Author


Born in Australia

Twitter PhilPhilips01

Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Thriller

Influences http://www.matthewreilly.com

Phil Philips is driven and passionate, known by friends and family as a renaissance man, into anything and everything. Phil comes from a vast digital media background with over seventeen years working in the advertising industry. Phil thrives to create pieces of artwork, whether it’s designing a magazine layout, building websites, editing a video composition, painting in oils, or writing page turning thriller novels.
Phil’s writing style has been linked to James Patterson and Matthew Reilly.

Phil lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two kids and is the author to two action packed thriller novels Fortune in Blood and Mona Lisa’s Secret.

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