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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1982988487
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- Publisher: Creativia; 1 edition (May 4, 2018)
- Publication Date: May 4, 2018
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- Language: English
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on the other hand finds her good luck charm in her early twenties when she meets a woman who is lonely and looking for a companion. A very rich woman who can give her anything she wants. Of course, by now Alice has changed her name to Alicia Collinson to distance herself from Tom's disgraceful behavior. It goes along this way, Tom as a crook and Alice, no, Alicia becoming well known to the 'people who matter' and making a name, and some fame, for herself in her chosen field of photography. But where does this story begin? When they were born, when they were separated, when they were in their twenties and almost met again, or right at this point when they are close and associating with some of the same people? And how different are they really? She the naive young girl and he a hardened thug. You'll have to start at the beginning of the book to find out and you will enjoy the story along the way. This book was gifted to me but this review is all mine. I believe you will like the tale of this book enormously.
The Story That Had No Beginning
I won't be sharing any spoilers. That's not my reviewing style. What I will say is I wasn't sure I would finish the book after a couple of chapters. There are a lot of intertwined characters and convoluted relationships that overlap and intersect in the most unexpected ways.
I am definitely pleased I continued. It isn't the easiest to read, and you may have to flip back as I did when you miss a connection or clue. The ending, not only didn't disappoint, it excelled in its convoluted way just as the story and characters did.
Read it. How's that for a deep and well thought out recommendation?!
Alice and Tom are twins born into a terrible family situation. At a young age they are put into foster homes and then lead separate lives. Alice by a chance of fate is taken under the wing of a woman who gives Alice an opportunity at a new life as an artist or photographer. Tom is not so fortunate, using his fists to earn his way through life. This is the story of their lives. A second novel for Daniel Kemp, it is a little rough in Tom’s life as he chooses to live in a seedier type of life surrounded by thugs and lowlife. Alice is surrounded by much nicer people.
I was given this book but the review is my own.
"Alicia Collinson and her partner, Sir Giles Milton QC have a dinner party to host in the Chelsea home they share, but they are unaware of an extra guest; the ghost of Alicia's dead twin brother. Alicia poses a surprising question to Sir Giles and their guests:---“Do you think lying is endemic in society today?”
They all have different answers based on their experiences, but what was the purpose of her question and how did her brother die?"
That was the blurb for the book when I chose to read it. It was somewhat misleading. Firstly, there are no actual ghosts. The book is narrated by the dead brother, but in more of an omniscient way than of an actual spiritual presence. And there's no interaction between him and the dinner party.
Second, the dinner party bookends the story, but doesn't have much to do with the action. So if you are expecting the story of a dinner party interupted by ghostly activity and trapping and/or punishing the guests, you will be disappointed.
However, if you like crime and scandal and intrigue, you should give it a try. It has the parallel stories of the two twins, one in high society, one a thug, whose lives intersect in many ways, even if they never meet.
I should mention the part that bugged me most, because I'm sure it will bother others as well. As I said, the narrator is the dead brother, a street thug, which is fine. The problem was he didn't really sound like one. The narration used sophisticated language and vocabulary that didn't fit with the character, and didn't even match his dialogue from when he was alive. Some people might prefer that type of language in their narration, and generally I wouldn't want a book written entirely like a thug. But it gave me a bit of a problem with suspension of disbelief.