Saturday, February 16, 2013

Book Review - MINE TO AVENGE by Kerry Letheby

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ISBN-10: 0646579142

About The Book:
When Alcandor is blamed for the tragic death of his friend’s sister in Greece in 1940, little does he know of the repercussions this will have for him and his family for the next seventy years. Unable to forgive himself, and wanting to give his young family a new start, Alcandor leaves Greece and brings his family to settle in the Riverland of South Australia in 1948. Although Greece and his past are far behind him, Alcandor harbours a terrible secret and he remains a fearful man. Alcandor subdues his fear, and he and his family adapt to an idyllic life of freedom and opportunity. However, eighteen years after leaving Greece, Alcandor learns that his past has caught up with him. His family needs to know the truth, but circumstances tragically intervene before he can warn them. Years later, Alcandor’s sons show signs of odd behavior hinting at possible mental instability, before disappearing without a trace. And in the next generation, Alcandor’s grandson exhibits the same strange behaviour not long before he is killed in the tragedy of September 11, 2001. It is not until 2010 that Alcandor’s great- granddaughter, Alethea, discovers that there is far more behind her family’s tragic history than mental illness, and little does she know that the threat against her family is much closer than she realises, and very far from over.

Review by Sierra M. - Between The Pages Guest Reviewer 

From the moment I picked it up I couldn't stop reading. I wanted to reach the point from which the blurb on the back starts, to know why, how, when, and where this story was going to take me. 

If you love multiple points of view and superlative suspense, you'll love this book. The story is intense and the author, Kerry Letheby, keeps the plotting tight, fast, and totally surprising. The description and world-building skills of the author will allow any reader to become fully immersed in this book. It's a great package: an intriguing cover, an enticing blurb, and a generational storyline that never lags.

I am giving this book 5 stars for a great read that kept me glued to its pages. I would definitely read this book again.


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