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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
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 58 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #210,498 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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One star because it was free.
The intricacy of the unwinding of the tale had me absolutely gripped and could not put this book down – I remember toward the end as it dawned on me that things were not going to be resolved before the end of the book and I’d have to wait for the next installment – agony! The book has passion, anguish, fear, cunning - a storm of emotions to batter you around as they do Lawrence Juste – and at some points you feel just as wrung out as he does. It was a book I really had to concentrate on so as not to lose a grip on the many threads that hold it all together and I loved it. Quite simply I cannot recommend it enough – my best book of the year!
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!
Most recent customer reviews
What a fantastic book, so pleased to find that the story continued with patchwork people and culminated with patchwork pieces. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I was asked to read this book by the author and although slow to start it picked up nicely until I was unable to put it down. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jenha
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Enter the maze of tangled characters,convoluted plots with only a candle light to thread your way through the... Read more
have read better books, but was OK to read in short burst without forgetting what happens.Published 7 months ago by Robert Crompton
I just loved this book. I loved all the intrigue and suspense, and found if a very refreshing read. Even with all the twists and turns, it somehow was believable, and I found... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Miss a j fordyce
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