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The Wronged Sons

The Wronged Sons [Kindle Edition]

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"It's crammed with twists and turns that'll keep you guessing right until the very end." OK! Magazine.

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What would you do if the person you loved suddenly vanished into thin air?
Catherine’s cosy life as a housewife and mum-of-three is quickly thrown into disarray when husband Simon disappears without explanation.
She is convinced he hasn’t left by choice as confusion and spiraling debts threaten to tear her family apart.
Meanwhile Simon has begun a carefree new life travelling the world. And he’s determined not to disclose his past to all he meets, even if it means resorting to extreme and violent measures.
But why did he leave?
Catherine only gets her answer 25 years later when Simon suddenly reappears on her doorstep.
During their furious final confrontation, they discover the secrets, lies and misunderstandings that tore them apart, then brought them face-to-face one last time.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1904 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 150012110X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: John Marrs (26 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F0P472C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,309 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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John Marrs is a freelance journalist based in London, England, who has spent the last 20 years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines.
He has written for publications including The Guardian's Guide and Guardian Online; OK! Magazine; Total Film; Empire; Q; Gay Times; The Independent; Star; Reveal; Company; Daily Star and News of the World's Sunday Magazine.
The Wronged Sons is his debut novel and is available on Amazon.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an amazing first novel 9 May 2014
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I've just finished this, having read it in less than a day. I write too, and the first thing I noticed was the easy, engaging writing style. It hooked me in to a story that was, in my opinion, well-plotted and well-crafted. Yes, it needs editing, and I can't help thinking that if that were done it may well catch the attention of a publisher. There are some errors regarding the timeline (the reference to Jimmy Saville is too early for this novel, for instance), and there are some typos. But I really liked the jumping around from one period to the next (I like books that move from the past to the present, anyway) and perhaps with different section headings in places, there would be no confusion as to who is 'speaking'.

*Slight spoiler alert * My biggest, and only proper criticisms are first that I feel more could have been done to explain Simon's motivation, particularly with regard to his relationship with Dougie. I think if there were more detail surrounding the boys' friendship (Simon, Steven, Roger and Dougie) and how Catherine 'invaded' this, we might have had to do less 'understanding' of what happened at the end. Motivation is always key, and can be shown rather than hinted at. Basically, I think Dougie should have figured a lot more in the earlier story. Second, I feel that some characterisation of lesser characters could have been fuller, although I think Arthur, Kenneth, Doreen and Shirley were drawn very well indeed (Shirley made me laugh out loud towards the end.)

But back to the good bits, which far outweigh any criticisms: John Marrs can 'write' both genders, something not very many writers can do well. I was as convinced by the voice of Catherine as I was by the voice of Simon. He also writes interestingly and it is most definitely a page-turner.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twister 22 Jan 2014
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It was slightly difficult at first to get into the style of this story, jumping back and forth all the time but I am so glad I stuck with it. So many twists and turns and numerous gasps of breath as the story unfolded. All I can say is wow, read it for yourself. This is one I shall read again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly good tale 8 Aug 2014
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Simon walked out of his family home twenty-five years ago, leaving his wife and three small children. His keys, his car, his wallet were all left behind. He just vanished. No sign of their husband and daddy and no body to mourn. It was a total mystery. Then he walked back in. Meanwhile, his wife had rebuilt her life and made herself a good career. The children he abandoned did well in later life. Why did he leave? Generally speaking I find it hard to enjoy a story when I dislike or fail to empathise with the main character. I couldn’t agree with or approve of Simon’s actions but eventually, through the story he tells his ex-wife, who was forced to have him declare dead, we find out the influences on his life which turned him into the man he eventually became.

This is a story which slips back and forth in time and is told from two different points of view. That can be confusing but I didn’t find it so here. Teasingly, the fragments of their history are unfolded and only at the end, as they each give their own point of view, do we see what happened, and how damaged Simon was by his own background. Sometimes, you can’t find an excuse but you can find a reason. Amazingly good tale and I’ll happily read more from this author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible! 20 July 2014
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OH MY!! This book was beyond incredible. I read it in 3 days, could not put it down. I started it thinking I was going to get so confused with the times of the story, past present etc, but after a couple of chapters I was really hooked. The book actually had me in tears a few times, especially at the end. Oh the twists, suspense was wonderful. I would recommend this book to anyone, I would give this 10 stars if possible!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wronged Sons 8 Jun 2014
By Jinty
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What can I say? As the story unfolded I could see this as a drama serial or a film.It was written so matter of factly such a powerful story of a fractured life.I don't want to give away the plot but this book is well worth the read.You might want to close your eyes at some parts but don't.It is brilliant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An unexpected gem 15 May 2014
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I purchased this book whilst it was on offer. I didn't have huge expectations as I'd never heard of the book before, but I'm glad I downloaded it. It grasped my interest throughout & I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can't think of any book to compare it to, as it was very different to anything I've read before - which is obviously a good thing. Give it a try
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 11 Mar 2014
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Fast paced full of emotion and a thought provoking insight into the errors of assumption. Fantastic read could not put down and still thinking about it hours later
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books 27 Jan 2014
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I have read in a while .. I couldn't put it down and the story still plays on my mind after finishing the book
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Loved this book...could not put this down. It was gripping, easy to read and quite a troubling book
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A real page turner, that keeps you hooked and leaves you analysing why people are like what they are.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring!
I really thought this was going to be a good read, especially from reading the reviews, and it did seem promising at the start, however, I got half way through this book and gave... Read more
Published 3 days ago by W
2.0 out of 5 stars Bleak, depressing, and badly proofread
This started off bleak and depressing, and got worse. It was quite suspenseful, so I read to the end, but I was left feeling miserable and a bit queasy. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Rachael Churchill
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
Never has a book captivated me so much. An excellent storyline that made me unable to put the book down. I hope to see some more books by John Marrs very soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
Loved this book, fantastic debut by John Marrs. Very engaging enjoyed how thestory flicked back and forth between husband and wife. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Donna Young
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow, captivating all the way to the end
great book, cleverly written. Kept me enthralled all the way through with plenty on twists and turns. really enjoyed this.
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