Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Patchwork Man by D.B. Martin



By Carrie Anne

Have you ever met a patchwork man?

Lawrence Juste is one.  The QC with a conscience-privileged, reputable and emotionally frozen.

But Lawrence hasn't always been who he is now.  When he is glaringly in the public eye after his enigmatic wife is killed in an apparently random hit and run, he could do with a hidden past surfacing like a hole in the head.

Unfortunately the past has a way of finding its way back to you, just like betrayal.  His dead wife has helpfully left him a sinister resume of his, and she just keeps adding to it...(taken from Amazon description)

As a child, Kenny and his brothers and sisters were removed from their home.  It was common practice at the time; too many kids and not enough money to take care of them.  Kenny and a few of the brothers went to a children's home, where they all fought to make new names for themselves.  Unfortunately, not everything they did was strictly above board.  But Kenny made it through, changed his name, became a lawyer, and tried to put his past behind him.

That all changes when he opens an envelope left behind by his wife, mysteriously killed the day before.  Turns out, she knew all about his past, things he never told her. Why?  What was she planning to do with the information?  And what does it have to do with the case she recently forced him to take?

What follows is a fast paced mystery of the past and present colliding, threatening to tear his world apart.  Be warned, though:  this is the first book in a trilogy and there are questions that still need to be answered. Given the choice, I'd wait until I could read them all.  Thankfully, the next book is due out the end of this month, so my wait won't be long :)

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