Book Review: The Secret Billionaire by Teymour Shahabi

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1960s — March 24. Billionaire Lyndon Surway takes off in his private plane and never returns.

His will leaves the entirety of his wealth—one of the largest fortunes in history—to his The Secret Billionaire by Teymour Shahabi“dear friend Lucian Baker.” Only there is no trace of anyone by that name. And the fortune itself is nowhere to be found.

Andrew Day knows nothing of wealth and privilege, but he won a scholarship to study at the most exclusive school in the country, in the town where the mystery, decades later, remains unsolved. There he discovers friendship and danger with the aristocratic Cameron and the beautiful Olivia. But watchful eyes follow him everywhere… Until, one night, he comes across a secret that will change his life. As he begins to unravel what really happened to the Surway fortune, the question remains: who is Lucian Baker?

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Another entertaining and intriguing mystery book that I’ve read!

The book was about an orphan boy named Andrew Day that was chosen for a scholarship on a private school. It was a scholarship where a lot of students tried to apply, but to no luck, they never got it, and only Andrew was chosen. He met some friends there, and they told him a very old story going around the town.

It was about the billionaire Lyndon Surway that disappeared around 1960. It was said that he had left most of his fortune to a man named Lucian Baker but what made it more intriguing was no one could even find where and who is Lucian Baker and that’s why the said fortune remained unclaimed. Many tried to find it, but no one became successful in it. Then, everything will just change when Andrew discovered something about the fortune, and that’s where the story will go.

I like how it was told! The way it was written told me that the author was really great on storytelling, and I like how he wrote a very different plot from most of what I’ve read.

The characters are all great, and they all have their own characteristics that really made me love them. The character’s development was really good. It was just, sometimes, I find myself a little bit disconnected with them, but that was not a big thing for me.

The ending just leaves me with lots of questions running on my mind. I am looking forward to the sequel of this book if there will be one.

All I can say is that this is a nice read for me. I am recommending this book! Try this one if you’re looking for a new mystery book to read!

Disclaimer: I received a reader copy of this book from the author via YA Bound Book Tours.

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rate 4

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ISBN-13: 9780997876000

Publisher: PageWing, Inc.

Publication Date: September 29th, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Pages: 370

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Teymour Shahabi was born in Paris in 1985 of Persian parents. He moved to the United Teymour ShahabiStates to study Comparative Literature and Mathematics at Harvard University. He currently lives in New York City, where he’s spent the last few years among serious grownups who probably have no idea he’s doing this. The Secret Billionaire is his first published book.

You can watch (and help) him try to figure out writing and life at


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