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Hiding the Past (The Forensic Genealogist Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nathan Dylan Goodwin
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This is the first book in the Morton Farrier genealogical crime mystery series.

Peter Coldrick had no past; that was the conclusion drawn by years of personal and professional research. Then he employed the services of one Morton Farrier, Forensic Genealogist – a stubborn, determined man who uses whatever means necessary to uncover the past. With the Coldrick Case, Morton faces his toughest and most dangerous assignment yet, where all of his investigative and genealogical skills are put to the test. However, others are also interested in the Coldrick family, people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to hide the past. As Morton begins to unearth his client’s mysterious past, he is forced to confront his own family’s dark history, a history which he knows little about.


'At times amusing and shocking, this is a fast-moving modern crime mystery with genealogical twists. The blend of well fleshed-out characters, complete with flaws and foibles, will keep you guessing until the end.'
Family Tree Magazine

'Flicking between the present and stories and extracts from the past, the pace never lets up in an excellent addition to this unique genre of literature.'
Your Family Tree magazine

'This is a must read for all genealogy buffs and anyone who loves a good mystery with a jaw dropping ending!'
James Winston, President, Baytown Genealogy Society, Inc. Texas

The second book in this series - The Lost Ancestor - will be published in August 2014.

For updates on Nathan Dylan Goodwin's releases:
Website: www.nathangoodwin.co.uk
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 909 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F0VY0FA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in the famed battle town of Hastings, England, Nathan Dylan Goodwin has always had a passion for writing in one form or another. Having gained a 2:1 degree in Radio, Film and Television studies, Nathan went on to gain a Masters degree in Creative Writing, from Canterbury Christ Church University.

Nathan started his writing career with non-fiction, his first book 'Hastings at War' being published in May 2005. This was followed by three further local history books pertaining to the area around his home town of Hastings. His first forays into fiction writing culminated in the publications in 2013 of A Very Old Man (short story) and Hiding the Past (genealogical crime mystery novel).

In his mid-thirties, Nathan enjoys reading, writing and time with his family and young son. That about sums it up!

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 30 Oct 2013
By Glynis
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Throughly enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down an excellent read and would recommend to anyone with an interest in genealogy or history. Very Good!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping. 8 Oct 2013
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A book with a really interesting storyline with loads of unexpected twists and turns. It certainly kept me guessing, with everything in the mix to make it a real page turner.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great genealogical detective read 30 Jan 2014
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I was totally gripped from start to finish. Likeable main characters in Morton and Juliette and sympathetic and believable treatment of his personal story line. Relevant historical information was presented well without being "textbooky". I enjoyed the switches from past to present and the twists and turns along the way. Unusually for me I didn't work out "who done it". I understand Morton's obsessive compulsive attitude to his research but found some of the situations he got himself into rather far fetched. I hope there's another Morton Farrier book, if not a series, in the pipeline - but get the proof reading sorted!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it! 26 Jan 2014
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I really enjoyed this book, which had a VERY strong story line. My only criticism is that it needed serious proof reading. For instance it was said that a character "ordained" to look at the hero when the word should have been "deigned". Had the story not been so strong I would have stopped reading right there. But the story was great.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good read 23 Nov 2013
By cathym
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Really enjoyed this book - a good mix of genealogy, intrigue and action.
Could make a decent TV drama perhaps?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 28 Sep 2013
By Smokey
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Really enjoyed this genealogical fiction. I was hooked from the start of this great book. Looking forward to the next one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down. 5 Feb 2014
By Sandie
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This book caught my eye on the Kindle special deal page as I have never heard of a forensic genealogist. I decided to "look inside the book". By the time I got to the end of that section I was hooked, so purchased it immediately in order to continue reading. I continued to read (no breaks), until I had finished the book, it's that good.

There were one or two spelling mistakes, but not enough to detract from the story. If you like blood and guts with your thrillers, you probably wouldn't like this book, but If you like a good mystery, and an intriguing somewhat different plot you will probably enjoy it as much as I did.

The story has some interesting twists and turns right up to the end.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 29 Jan 2014
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This book had a good storyline with references to genealogical research facilities, and problems encountered with this type of research, all adding to the plot. Morton too is a very believable character. A great read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
This was recommended by a genealogy newsletter so I was looking forward to reading it. I found the main character to be miserable, selfish and immature. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Fren
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
This was a good read only slightly spoiled by the writer's unnecessary descriptions and use of excessive adjectives. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Lindy T
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent read
Could not put it down. Well structured, well written and very plausible..I do hope there will be more in that series
Published 23 days ago by Bohemian
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting read
I have found this story very interesting and thoroughly enjoyed it . Would recommend it as an easy holiday read
Published 23 days ago by Fairstoke Hip-hop
5.0 out of 5 stars A genealogical investigation. An easy read.
A well written interesting story, with a sprinkling of humour through it. The main character is a caricature and although we can admire his systematic analytical progress through... Read more
Published 1 month ago by para3drop
5.0 out of 5 stars a read that keeps you guessing till the end
A good read especially if you are an amateur genealogist like me.
Published 2 months ago by B A Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
Interesting story, that has twists and turns throughout. Also the fact that there were two family histories unfolding made it all the more readable.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs L Chernowski
4.0 out of 5 stars an enjoyable read
An interesting plot, if slightly unbelievable at times, with an unpredictable ending. The book is a well written example in this popular genre which blends fiction with information... Read more
Published 3 months ago by rhona121
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read!
The author himself promised me a good read and he was right! This is a roller coaster of a read, twists and turns throughout and a brilliant finale. :)
Published 4 months ago by katy
5.0 out of 5 stars Hiding the Past
What an awesome book. Nathan is a very talented writer and I can not wait for the next one. I would highly recommend you all to read this, you will not be disappointed. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tan
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