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- File Size: 3164 KB
- Print Length: 253 pages
- Publisher: IM Books; 1 edition (23 July 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00M37OUPY
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 54 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #204,126 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Patchwork Man: Years hiding from his past; today it finds him. (Patchwork People series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The story was suspenseful with so many relationships that were interrelated into many areas of his life and childhood. The author has written a captivating mystery that has many parts to it. Ms. Martin creates a mystery so full of suspense with woven webs of twists and turns you really have to pay attention to keep up with events unfolding. The author takes us through many flashbacks of the character's lives within the story, which enables the reader to understand Lawrence's reaction and behaviours to many situations. Just as we learn more of the characters, the mystery deepens and the story becomes more suspenseful. The author seems to have the uncanny ability to keep you in suspense until she is ready to let you know what is really going on. She has characters that the reader can relate to. I was just sorry when it ended and I really want to know how things are resolved!!
I liked Martin's imagining of the young poverty-stricken family in Croydon and, as someone who lived near Eastbourne for a number of years, I can certainly attest to that bitter coastal wind she describes. Once we got to the present-day legal proceedings however, I was often distracted by unrealistic scenarios and wearied by the number of times we were told how 'personal' every action was. So intensely personal it turned out that I am amazed our Lawrence was legally allowed to pursue the case (and the case worker!) at all. Conflict of interest anyone? This was a shame because I was therefore too frequently left doubting what I read even though I enjoyed Martin's writing style and the challenge of unravelling the multiple mysteries. On that basis I would certainly try another of her books in the future, albeit not from this trilogy.
A realistic look at society's forgotten, sidelined members, flaws and all. A fascinating look at how one man, Lawrence Juste, manoeuvred his way up, through and past, the ranks of his peers.
Great collection of characters, plenty of intrigue and some startling surprises by way of some very unusual twists.
As I turned the last page I had a mini panic attack as I wasn't quite ready to relinquish my hold on either the characters or their stories. Thankfully, despite this book not ending on a cliffhanger, I'll be able to continue the journey as this is the first of a trilogy. I've downloaded the next two and am all set to enjoy myself back in the intriguing world of Lawrence Juste.
Note: I was asked to read and review this book by the author. Thankfully I did so!
Gripping, COMPLEX, cleverly crafted characters and a plot line that spins threads so fast in so many directions it will give you whiplash. The story requires your full attention to keep up. There's a lot going on and along the way there are clues and misdirection that keep you guessing and turning the pages.
My only complaint if it could even be called that would be some frustrating typos or wording and phrasing that didn't make sense. Nothing major it didn't detract from the story.
A great read and moving swiftly on to book 2 x
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