Brother by Jim Murray

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Dominic blames his brother, Spencer, for bringing ruin to their childhood home. He saw his baby brother as a malign force that provoked their parents to conflict and bitterness.

Only once in their childhood did the brothers nearly reconcile, and that was when Spencer defended Dominic from the school bully, Lar Mangan.

As the brothers grow to adulthood, Dominic’s path again converges with Lar Mangan when he joins a new company and discovers that Mangan – by now an ex-convict – is working and prospering there under a false identity.

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The Death Bet by AK Price

the death betWhen I first got my hands on this book, I didn’t know what to expect. I hadn´t heard of the author before, let alone of the book, so I read it with a completely open mind. It´s all about money, money, money, and this can make a man greedy and corrupt. In addition to the book being about money, it’s also about murder and plenty of secrets. This is a superb story involving insurance, the goings on in a large company doing stuff it shouldn’t, and how far some people will go to keep what they have.

In the beginning of the story, loads of characters are introduced, and I got a little confused with all the new names, but that was only for a short while as the author soon started detailing the background of the characters and they really came alive for me; the descriptions of each one with heartwarming information.

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Perfect People by Peter James

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John and Naomi are grieving the death of their four-year-old son from a rare genetic disorder. They desperately want another child, but they realize the odds of their next child contracting the same disease are high.

Then they hear about geneticist Dr Leo Dettore. He has methods that can spare them the heartache of ever losing another child to any disease.

At his clinic is where their nightmare begins.

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Turbulent Waters by Peter Duysings

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The supply vessel was way too large to experience the powerful violent shudder of the thunderous explosion caused by the RPG rocket that had all those nearby, whether friend or foe, shaking and trembling uncontrollably, while their ear drums reverberated by the shockwave of the blast. As the crew reeled from fright, the dark cloud of smoke cleared to reveal a mass of mangled steel of what just seconds ago was the ship’s bridge – its control center. As the crew fought the fear their nerves had been beset with, their minds simultaneously tried with difficulty to render some form of clarity of the dire situation that had besieged them. It became every bit as arduous to comprehend that all those who had been within the targeted compartment were worse off than the twisted metal. People had just died! This was insane! Absolutely surreal to their mind sets. How could this be possible?

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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

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When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin.

Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Continue reading