Secrets of the Volkovs is a science-fiction thriller by independent author Ellie Jay. This book kicks off The Secrets Series, delving into a Russian family who has an iron grip on a remote Russian city and on those who oppose them.
The narrative is told in the third-person omniscient style, and provides insight into the characters’ thoughts and motivations as the situation intensifies. The allegiances are murky, with the only certainty being that no one is safe from the wrath of the Volkov patriarch.
The science fiction elements quickly come into play, giving this tale a bit of a quirky spin. While the story concludes the most pressing elements of the story, it has a decidedly episodic feel. The series spans over twenty years, and fortunately Family Secrets and Secrets in the Flames are out to continue the adventure.
Secrets of the Volkovs is a quick read that brings forth a diverse set of characters with their own motivations. If you’re looking for a unique story that feels like a television drama, this book is worth a read.