Author: D.B. Martin

Category: Mysteries

Regular price: $1.53

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Deal starts: November 12, 2015

Deal ends: November 14, 2015


Winner of a BRAG Medallion Patchwork Man is a dark, fast-paced British legal mystery and crime thriller where a lawman must turn vigilante to survive. .British barrister Lawrence Juste is a man with a past, a patchwork past – but so cleverly stitched up he thought it could never come unravelled; not until he’s forced to play detective with the family and people he’s spent years running away from. Then he was an abandoned boy, steeped in organized crime and operating outside the law. Now he’s a wealthy and respected barrister, tipped for High Court Judge.
Now he’s faced with the blackmail note his dead wife has left him. Then he was running from the enemy; the one who has just found him again .Then he forced himself into an emotionless existence, shutting out any risk of vulnerability. Now he’s discovered the passion his past has always lacked. But the conspiracies that passion and that past encompass could destroy him... Noir – with a twist... Patchwork Man is the first in the Patchwork People psychological mystery and suspense thrillers series.
A - A number of things, really. Firstly they’re not just a psychological thriller, or crime or mystery series. They’re a blend of all of them. When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that teased as well as intrigued; to get readers brains working at full speed, trying to figure out what was coming next. I love mysteries: books like Gone Girl get my vote any day, but so do clever crime thrillers too, like Ruth Rendell’s and P.D. James'. I wanted to create a story that not only picked someone apart; their motivations, their fears, their mistakes; but what all those psychoses cause to happen to them. My patchwork man, Lawrence Juste is a clever man, but blinkered too. He has a past he wants to bury forever, but he makes the mistake of trying to ignore it once he has, and the past can’t be ignored, no matter how much we’d like to. And because he’s pretended, deceived and denied to get to where he is, he’s inevitably come into contact with people who’ve done the same. One thing you can be sure of in the Patchwork People series, however things appear to be, they aren’t. Q - What order should I read the books in? A - The series runs in the following sequence: - Patchwork Man - Patchwork People - Patchwork PiecesAlthough you can read each of the books as one-offs, but then of course you’ll miss some of the best twists and back story along the way.Q - So, why should readers give these books a try? A - Because the Patchwork People series will keep you on the edge of your seat until you find out how Lawrence Juste finally melds past and present in a shocking and gritty resolution. Patchwork Man is the holder of two awards: The BRAG Medallion for excellence and a Reader’s Choice nomination, so you can be assured it’s a good read. It, and Patchwork People have also hit the top ten bestsellers list on Kindle for Mystery, thrillers and suspense mystery collections several times - which is no mean feat. If you enjoy a lightning-fast plot that twists and turns all the way to the end, and intriguing well-drawn characters then the Patchwork series is for you. Q - Can readers get the whole series in one go? A - Absolutely! Hop over to my author page here at Amazon for more details. And thanks for reading! ???