From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible - Eric H. Cline This wasn't a bad book. The writing was clear and generally interesting (though he has a bad habit of repeating bits of information, which might make sense if they were separated by 100 pages of exposition instead of 5).

There's just not a lot of meat on these bones. He quotes only one Bible version of any particular mystery (the New Revised Standard Version) and then glances cursorily at the hypotheses of credible and incredible researchers.

For someone who's just getting into this subject, it may be an interesting read; but for someone who's read a great deal on the historical controversies involved, it's not very satisfying.