The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

My GoodReads’ Star Rating: 3 stars out of 5, which means I liked it! ((Follow me at GoodReads!))

If you enjoy thrillers, this is a good one. For me, a not-keen-on-thrillers person, it was all I could do to get through to the end; it was harrowing. Harrowing is not my favourite thing, but there was something intriguing about the story that made me “go with it”. I really liked the main character, Dr Theo Cray, a Computational Biologist, and I loved his scientific method of solving the puzzle, however it’s much too “thrilling” for me so I won’t go for book two in the series. If you enjoy a thriller you’ll very likely enjoy this story.

A little about the author

Andrew Mayne is the author of over a dozen novels and has been nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original (Black Fall) and the Thriller Award for Name of the Devil. His recent novel, The Naturalist is an Amazon Charts best-seller and spent six weeks at the number one spot for all books on Amazon. Source: Andrew Mayne’s Website

A little about the audio narrator

Will Damron is an Audie Award-winning narrator as well as a three-time Voice Arts Award winner. He has recorded books in genres ranging from thriller to fantasy, young adult, nonfiction, romance, memoir, and more. He has performed off Broadway and in regional theater throughout New England and his native Virginia, and is also a published fiction author. He lives in Los Angeles. Source: Penguin Radom House Audio Publishing

Genre – Fiction


First Published


Mystery to Thriller Gauge 09
Our temperature gauge reading of 9 reflects our decision that the story is