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Patchwork People: The dead can still talk. A dark mystery and suspense thriller. (Patchwork People series Book 2) by [Martin, D.B.]
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Patchwork People: The dead can still talk. A dark mystery and suspense thriller. (Patchwork People series Book 2) Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
Book 2 of 3 in Patchwork People Series (3 Book Series)

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About the Author

D.B. Martin is a British author writing in a variety of genres. The Patchwork series is a trilogy of suspense thrillers following Lawrence Juste, a British barrister, as his life unravels. As Lily Stuart she pens a YA teen detective series, with her sixteen-year old protagonist blazing the way forward in a flurry of teenage wit and sarcasm in 'Webs'. She also writes literary fiction as Debrah Martin. Information about all of her work can be found on www.debrahmartin.co.uk and www.lily-stuart.co.uk

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2995 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Publisher: I.M. Books; 1 edition (30 Sept. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NP4U55S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #209,914 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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on to the next have to know whats next
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from deane on April 25, 2017

Worthy

Following on from Patchwork Man,this installment is still building but tends to be a bit pedestrian needing a little more action to keep you enthralled,as the plot is quite complex,however it still stays true to form and I am looking forward to the final book when...

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How can you improve on success? If you want to see an author who knows exactly how to achieve this lofty goal, read D.B. Martin's "Patchwork People," the second book of the Patchwork trilogy.

In the first novel, "Patchwork Man", we meet Lawrence Juste, QC, noted British counselor whose sterling record before the bar is about to catapult him to the Queen's Bench, the culmination of the dreams of many lawyers in the United Kingdom. The unsuspecting Juste devastated by the untimely death of his strictly proper wife Margaret, killed by a hit-and-run driver. She has carefully crafted Lawrence's life so his path to the bench will be free of obstacles. Margaret is, by all accounts, the perfect wife for Lawrence. She seems coldly flawless, but was she?

As he takes time to prepare for her funeral, he is unwittingly drawn into the case of a boy who is unjustly accused of a crime. His late wife seems to be reaching out from the grave to direct his steps in this effort. In this world, Juste is reacquainted with a family he has pushed aside and a nemesis he has tried not only to forget but also banish from all aspects of his life. Juste wins but at what cost?

In the first novel, Martin brilliantly paints a word picture that challenges you to follow and then provides the equivalent of a literary trail of crumbs to ensure that you do. From cover to cover, "Patchwork Man" is the equivalent of a novel-length trail of crumbs that leads you, quite willingly, to "People."

In "People," the past does rear up to ensnare the unwitting counselor-at-law. Indeed, his carefully constructed world -- built on a tissue of half-truths -- begins to crumble as a blackmail scheme threatens to put him behind bars.
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Filled with tragedy, dark and gritty events, D B Martin knows how to write a great book that deals with the side of life that most of us hope and pray we never have to confront ourselves.
As the second book in the series it is a great follow up to Patchwork Man. Though I am glad I read the books in order as the importance of Lawrence’s development from a boy to a man and seeing that reflecting in a client seems to have shaped and affected how he reacts to the latest events in his tragic life.
Saying that, this book is fairly slow to start as it deals with depression and anxiety that Lawrence feels over the loss of his wife, but as Martin hits her stride in writing, the plot and characters soon move the narrative along.
As a first person narrative, this book has a narrow field through which you are allowed to experience the story and it helps a great deal when it comes to understanding why things seem to unravel around Lawrence when you see the world through his eyes.
As in Patchwork Man, the characters are very well rounded and avoid the trap of merely being two dimensional plot devices. There are moments when the more practical minded would act differently in similar circumstances to Lawrence, but equally that’s what makes this book so good – Lawrence isn’t the every man character that you are used to seeing that is devoid enough of his own personality that the reader can superimpose their own personality on top of him.
There are some great elements of the psychological thriller genre that have been incorporated into Patchwork People and it is wonderful to read something where dialogue between characters doesn’t feel stilted and staged in order to simply move along part of the plot.
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This is the second book in the Patchwork People murder mystery trilogy by D B Martin. Lawrence Juste has serious problems: Murder, blackmail, and a desperate need to close down this horrible nightmare that his wife’s murder has left Juste a wreck and on the brink of joining his wife’s fate.

As the blackmail letters start to come in Juste finds himself in yet another situation where his past could come back to haunt him. What will he do to silence his blackmailer? Will his secrets be exposed? This intense thriller was a really, really good read.

I highly recommend this book if you love a mystery with rich characterization and a vast background and to be honest, who doesn't? There is a third book coming out and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next in Lawrence Juste's chaotic yet exciting life.
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I think the title is quite fitting for this novel, as not only does the plot reveal just how many holes and dark corners that a person can have, but also how quickly someone's life can be unravelled when sinister forces are working against them. This was a remarkably engaging book from the very start, and while I knew that I liked the author (based on Book 1 of this series), I feel like Martin really hit a stride in this second installment, delving deeper into character development and finding a comfortable flow in the pace and quick clever strokes of her words. Reading this was an absolute pleasure, as I don't even need a strong plot if the writing itself shows real talent behind it. When Martin tops off skill with a captivating plot that made me race through from start to finish, then I know that I've hit on a good choice. I would suggest this to anyone who likes some complexity in their novels, some unexpected revelations, and a main character whose morality you are almost convinced to question. I don't like being able to predict what is going to happen, and after decades of reading, I'm rather good at it. However, my guesses were all wrong, and Martin took me (and other readers, certainly) on quite the ride as we discovered more about these tragic, Patchwork People.
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