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Cruel Sister [Kindle Edition]

David Conway
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Born into a poor immigrant family, Connor Ryan has built the twelfth largest corporation on earth. When he passes control to his eldest daughter Branna, his younger daughter Niamh feels betrayed. After a bitter argument, Connor agrees that Niamh can take control of a derelict hotel, and she pledges to increase its value tenfold in one year. If she succeeds, Connor secretly promises her Branna’s job. Niamh finds herself on a journey which divides her family, wrecks her health and even threatens her sanity. Branna, who will stop at nothing to thwart her, sets a myriad of traps and steals the man she loves.

About the Author

David Conway was born in Bristol, the son of an airline pilot, and grew up in the Thames Valley. A former journalist with a lifelong interest in leadership, he has spent the last twenty years of his life devising and organising events which celebrate the work of leaders and achievers. He has personally presented leadership awards to - among others - Senator John McCain, Senior US Senator for Arizona; and John Rose, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer. He has also presented awards to mayors and leaders in cities from St Louis, to Amman and Lagos. In 1997 he devised the SET Award scheme which has become Europe's leading award for science and engineering undergraduates. Cruel Sister, soon to be followed by a sequel, is his first novel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 582 KB
  • Print Length: 430 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BNHPSG0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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David Conway was born in Bristol, the son of an airline pilot, and grew up in the Thames Valley.

A former journalist with a lifelong interest in leadership, he has spent the last twenty years of his life devising and organising events which celebrate the work of leaders and achievers.

He has personally presented leadership awards to - among others - Senator John McCain, Senior US Senator for Arizona; and John Rose, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer.

He has also presented awards to mayors and leaders in cities from St Louis, to Amman and Lagos.

In 1997 he devised the SET Award scheme which has become Europe's leading award for science and engineering undergraduates.

Cruel Sister, soon to be followed by a sequel, is his first novel.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Made me want to buy a hotel 31 May 2013
Format:Paperback
After page one I was addicted and had finished in lightning pace, I couldn't help telling my friends my version of the synopsis and recommending them to the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended 20 May 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have chosen a five star rating because, not only is the story fascinating and grips you to the end, it is very well written. If you are familiar with the world of mergers and acquisitions, which I am, or love the cut and thrust of big business deals, this book is for you. If you like the emotion of family battles and happy endings, this is also for you. A must buy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Power, betrayal, love and loss. 7 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Cruel Sister by David Conway. Review by Gillian Jackson

Cruel Sister is a fast paced novel which carries the reader into another world entirely, (unless you are a multi millionaire,) giving complete escapism in jet setting grand style! The story follows twenty three year old Niamh Ryan, the daughter of a business tycoon who proves to have inherited her father's genius for empire building. Niamh is a very likeable heroine for whom life is not always easy as she suffers betrayal from those around her, not least from the cruel sister of the title, definitely one of those characters we love to hate! Readers are drawn into the plot, willing Niamh to succeed in both love and business.
David Conway uses some of the most glamorous places in the world as a backdrop to his novel, beautifully describing locations as varied as Chamonix and Venice, New York and Derbyshire in England, London and Edinburgh. The descriptions of each so vivid I felt I knew the very hotels and houses the protagonist entered. As the story moves around the globe, the reader becomes compelled to keep reading, willing Niamh to be successful.
If you love your escapism to be glamorous and fast paced with elements of intrigue and romance, then this is a book for you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Juicy Little Novella 24 April 2013
By K Abel
Format:Kindle Edition
Cruel Sister by David Conway is a juicy little novella about how the world really works. When their father, Conner decides to retire, Niamh and Brenna Ryan are thrown into a power struggle that will either be the making of them or the destruction of an empire that Conner has spent years building from virtually nothing but the lint in his pockets.

The first shock is when 82-year old Conner leaves the reigns of Fayne Corporation in the hands of his older daughter, Brenna. The announcement at his retirement party very nearly causes Niamh to lose her composure; in fact she leaves the party even before the congratulatory drinks are raised.

Confronting her father later, Niamh strikes a deal to give her the opportunity to show her worth to her father and possibly change his mind about his decision. She will have one year and one of the fledgling subsidiaries of Fayne. Her task is to turn the subsidiary around and grow it by tenfold. Can she do it? Meanwhile, Brenna starts surreptitiously cleaning house at Fayne, leaving consternation and hard feelings in her wake.

As the sisters move forward with their plans, their father sinks into the inevitable problems of old age, leaving them to fend for themselves. Their mother, Bridget, not wanting to take sides, holds her stock in Fayne in abstention until a shocking turn of events comes to light.

Don't miss this page turner -- tight narrative, fast action and just the right seasoning of romance make Cruel Sister a must read.
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