The Secret (Of Happiness) – Demosthenes Armeniades


Perfect Paperback: 466 pages Publisher: Tinseltown Press (July 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984343105
ISBN-13: 978-0984343102
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Max Simon – Billionare.
Dorothy Peabody – Commonly known as Dot, engaged to David.
David Finnegan – A recent college graduate with a too good to be true job offer.
Marcie Rogers – Wal Mart Clerk, prone to day dreaming of a better life.


A young college graduate read to start a new job, receives an offer too good to be true. But he soon finds out, nothing comes without a price.


I enjoyed this book. It said it was an offbeat, fairytale thriller. I think that sums it up pretty well. The characters were well developed. I constantly found myself wondering what was going to happen to them. This is a tough book to put into any genre though. It’s part Prince and the Pauper, part essay on poverty, and part a lesson in the costs of having all your dreams come true.

Through the main characters we travel to a mountain top in the Himalayas, outerspace, and just a ride of complete decadence that only money can obtain. It’s hard to fully describe this book without giving spoilers, but in the end the reader truly does find out the secret of happiness.

I’d recommend this book to adults and older teens. There is some strong language, and situations. I enjoyed it, I think you would too, and in the end I was very satisfied with the ending.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Rebecca at The Cadence Group for an Advanced Reading Copy of this book. It in now way influenced my review.

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