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Origins [Kindle Edition]

Pam Hill
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Book Description

Two young men set out on their journeys through life from very different directions. Born into a squalid, underprivileged background, David aspires to fly free. James, overindulged in everything, is attracted to life in the gutter. The momentum builds as circumstances draw both David and James into the exciting world of aviation. David's story portrays the betrayal of innocence. James' story illustrates how a pampered and privileged upbringing can produce an unhappy individual, constantly craving supremacy and prepared to use any means, however demonic, to achieve his own ends. Their origins have shaped their futures but how will this affect the parallel course they find themselves on as they take off to fulfil their destinies?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 509 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OMJPAA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #434,949 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different 12 Nov. 2011
By hilwill
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this whilst waiting at an airport and then on the flight and I must say, Ms Hill certainly knows her stuff! Trying to guess how all the characters might come together at the end added to the enjoyment, I shall never look at the cabin crew in the same light having read the book. A good read with a dramatic climax.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Desperate for a sequel 24 May 2012
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I read Origins on the train to Newcastle and back and was very poor company for my travelling companions!Pam Hill brought the characters in this book alive for me.I could not put it down, such was my desperation to find out what became of them all. Parts of it were a very tough read, the violence that took place in the park for example and the appalling home life of David. And I was always expecting Qas to be revealed as part of the terrorist's ring! Pam's book has it all, rich characters, subtle plot, suspense and social commentary. Anyone who is, or ever has been, airline cabin crew will be delighted with Pam's faithful representation of their role. I really hope she is working on a follow up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!! 3 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this book in one sitting as I simply could not put it down. It is such a clever story and so relevant to today's society. Pam Hill has skillfully looked at the fabric of society and extremism and woven it into a fast-paced, intriguing novel. Using an airline as backdrop is so unique - it truly was a breath of fresh air to read this thriller.

Why this has not been snapped up by TV is a mystery to me as I can easily see it making an easy transition as a mini-series or one-off drama.

I really hope there is a sequel or more offerings from Pam Hill - as a voracious reader, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read MUST be continued! 24 May 2012
By LouiseH
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This book drew me in from the beginning when I imagined I was on an aircraft in this situation. A clever twist meant I was not. Pam has many more twists in store for the reader. It is easy reading and gives great insight into life as an airline crew member and the perils that can easily occur both onboard and off. One falls in love with the down trodden David and hopes that his future is to be brighter with his move away from home. Yet unfolding events make his life more beguiling than ever and the end of the story actually leaves you wanting to know more. Pam Hill must write a sequel to this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grippingly different read! 18 May 2012
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This is one of those rare gems of a novel which offers something a bit different - the characters are well drawn but it's the plot that makes this recommended reading. Pam Hill uses her experience of the airline industry to weave a tangled web, intersperced with some biting social commentary and she doesn't give you any clue as to how the different strands of the story will ultimately come together. I couldn't put it down - I really couldn't - and the last page left me wanting which is the job of a suspense writer. Well done Pam! Can't wait for the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 18 Nov. 2011
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I used to work for that well known airline and this book appealed to me. I down loaded it and could not put it down. Great plot well written, keeps your mind thinking,whats going to happen in the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I like this:- 30 Sept. 2011
By Don
Format:Kindle Edition
An air stewardess, a teenage boy, an Asian shopkeeper and his extended family and a bullying thug. Nothing in common you might think. Skilful storytelling links them together seamlessly leading to a flashpoint climax with a surprising twist.
Intriguing, imaginative scenarios make this a very enjoyable read. I recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars origins 8 Oct. 2011
By cbfkoh
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I really enjoyed this story. Very well put together, interest maintained all the way through. I finished it in two days, couldn't put it down ! I'm a retired airline pilot, who actually flew with Pam Hill, but our flights together were not as exciting, I'm glad to say. Very enjoyable, looking forward to the next one !
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for all especially if you fly!
A great read especially if you're in the 'industry' I love this authors work and would certainly buy any of her future books.
Published 11 months ago by LADY CHESHIRE
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Couldn't put it down. Just wished there could have been more happenings between Sarah and Peter before the finale. Excellent.
Published 17 months ago by Sue Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
I have just read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The way Pam Hill brings the characters together is very clever and keeps the reader guessing right to the end. Read more
Published 18 months ago by TA7
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read
They say there's a book in all of us and Pam has certainly proved that. Hopefully she has more in the pipeline! Read more
Published on 19 May 2013 by Gail P
4.0 out of 5 stars On the edge of my seat!
This was a book I couldn't put down! From the tense opening to the dramatic conclusion, the plot and characters swept me along, often wrong-footing me with an unexpected twist. Read more
Published on 9 April 2013 by Margaret C
5.0 out of 5 stars Origins
I loved this book - I simply could not put it down. The coming together of each of the characters through the terrific story telling kept me intrigued and wondering where I were... Read more
Published on 3 Jan. 2013 by Bunty
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!!
What a great read! This book kept me riveted from beginning to end!
I kept wondering how it would all tie in at the end and it was still a complete surprise! Read more
Published on 4 Aug. 2012 by Sue S
5.0 out of 5 stars Origins by Pam Hill
A great story which combines a variety of characters, both good and bad, including dodgy car salesmen, garage proprietors, ethnic minorities, terrorists, and flight attendants... Read more
Published on 10 Feb. 2012 by Jimmy Buffett
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read
Gripping read. Couldn't put it down. This comes from one with the attention span of a gnat when it comes to reading these days. Looking forward to the next one!
Published on 30 Jan. 2012 by Tatton
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