- File Size: 916 KB
- Print Length: 148 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Less Than Three Press, LLC (February 28, 2017)
- Publication Date: February 28, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XCMWTTR
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #592,787 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This was my first foray into the world of A.F. Henley, but it won’t be my last. I really enjoyed this story. We Three Kings portrays a twist on the old bully/bullied relationship and what happens years later.
Eric is a successful land and construction developer who is in partnership with two other men who were raised with him in a Catholic orphanage. At the time, which appeared to be the 1960’s mainly, the boys were confined to the home. Throughout the story there were shadowed references to sexual abuse of the boys in the home by the Fathers in charge of the home. All three boys were thrown out into the world when they turned sixteen. They spent some time on the rougher side of the streets, and then through a lot of hard work, they pulled themselves up in their early twenties. Along the way they decided to change their names to distance themselves from their upbringing and their time on the streets. Now they jointly own their own company and are hugely successful.
Eric remembers though how he and his friends bullied the other younger boys in the home. They weren’t nice boys, and he has been ashamed of it ever since. Then one day a beautiful young man shows up at the men’s company applying for a job. There is only one problem. Eric remembers Jimmy as one of the kids he picked on the worst.
When Eric hires him, it is clear that Jimmy doesn’t recognize him. But the guilt is eating Eric up from within.
The author did a good job with the story. I liked the characters, especially the psychic homeless man that Eric shares his lunch with every day. Good details. My only slight complaint is that I would have loved it to have been further developed. I think there was more story to tell.
I recommend the book. If you’re looking for a short, but good, read, pick it up.
This story is told in first person, present tense, and completely from Eric's point-of-view. Had I known it was narrated in present tense I probably wouldn't have requested a review copy. For some reason the style of speech comes across as telling. However, given this is a recount of Eric's story, the tense used was rather fitting.
So, back to the book. Did I enjoy it? Yes, I did, the first 80% was a riveting read. The flashbacks to Eric and his pal’s early days were well done.
My favourite character was Meryl, the homeless man. Eric's kindness toward him is probably what made me warm to Eric so much. That and his need for redemption.
Given the story is told from the main characters POV, I never felt like I got to know Jimmy, but then I'm not sure I was supposed to.
All in all, this was a lovely story many readers are bound to enjoy.
Copy received via NetGalley.