Saturday, March 12, 2016

Patchwork Pieces by D.B. Martin




-Carrie Anne

For a British barrister to forsake the law, the reason must be serious.  For him to step all the way outside of it, the reason must be deadly.

Lawrence Juste is a very different man to the one everyone thought he was.  He's a very different man to the one he thought he was too.  But then, when you've just found out your whole world has been built around everyone else's deceit and your lies are fairy tales by comparison, why should anyone be as they appear to be?  Or anything end how it appears to end?  Especially if there's revenge involved and you're a man on the edge of oblivion.

Vigilante justice, murder, or just rewards?  You choose. --From Amazon

This is the third and final book in the Patchwork People series, and probably my favorite.  Through all the books, Lawrence has been trying to rise above his humble, rough and tumble beginnings.  He's done well for himself, with a High Court Judge appointment in his future.  But the past collides with the present in surprising ways after his wife is killed in a hit and run accident, and her plans to blackmail him about unsavory parts of his past come to light.

What follows is three books worth of red herrings, twists and turns and doubts about what to believe and who, if anyone, Lawrence can trust.  Turns out, a lot of the answers come from re-examining and reconnecting to people in his past, especially his family.  The reason I liked this volume so much is because we want Lawrence to finally build those bonds that have been missing for so long.  Some o the misdirection has finally ended and he's finally able to really listen to what they have to say, consider what they've all had to endure, and figure out how to go forward.  After all they've been through, can they move on together?

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