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Book Review - Dismantling Vindictiveness - Lillian Melendez

Thursday, May 22, 2014


It is actually not advisable to go into business with friends without a distinct exit plan. It is far too easy for the friendships to dissolve and things can get very messy as happens in this novel. Christopher Parker is one of those entrepreneurs who wants it all and does things that ultimately he is ashamed of having done. He accuses one of the other partners of stealing money from the firm and effectively ends his career as an architect. The other partner realizes that there is something fishy going on-leaves on his own and starts his own firm. Now, many years later people are getting badly hurt-they are all from Christopher's firm. As Chris tries to figure out who is trying to take down his firm he ends up getting help from someone in his past.

So who is the person trying to take Christopher and his firm down? I did not guess who done it until near the end
Obviously I am not going to tell you-you will just have to read this for yourselves. I did find this to be a fast read and would be great for a day at the beach or better yet--while you are heading to work on a subway or train-or perhaps your lunch hour and breaks for a day or two----

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Christopher Parker’s architectural firm is in trouble. Business has dwindled during the recession. The firm’s budget is decreasing at a breakneck pace. Employees fear their funds are being tampered with, and attacks on executives outside of his firm are resulting in murder. Caught in a frightening downward spiral, Christopher, operating only on suspicions, works desperately to unravel the mystery. But time is running out on Christopher in more ways than one. While a saboteur threatens his career, a serious illness threatens his life. Christopher has to find the culprit and make peace with those he has hurt before it’s too late. And help comes from the unlikeliest of sources.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


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Lillian Melendez was born in New York City, and grew up in South Orange, New Jersey. Writing since childhood, she began to publish her work when she was very young. The arts as a whole have always been an interest, but creative writing is her passion. She received a B.A. degree in English with a minor in Psychology from Trinity University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America.

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24 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

You always find the best books to read, but I seriously don't know how you find the time to read so much :)

Diane Estrella said...

Sounds a little bit sinister there. Thanks for your thoughts on this book. Looks like another goodie!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I am intrigued! I wonder who the culprit is...

Karen Dawkins said...

This is my kind of book!!! Mystery and intrigue, a whodunit with a twist. Adding it to my summer reading list -- the beach list. :)

Sharon Martin said...

Sounds like its full of suspense, I love a good mystery not as much as hubbie though lol x

Scott said...

My wife loves this type of book, but I'm not a fiction fan. Thanks for the review!

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

Hahaha I'm still laughing. I really thought you were going to say who was taking the firm down. He he. But I agree with you, with friends, you use contracts "BECAUSE" you value the relationship. Clarity is such key in partnerships.

Marie Baker said...

Sounds interesting, but I dont do business of any kind with family. Not cars being sold or nothing, If we cannot give it freely it doesn't happen. It saves relationships! LOL

Lisa Weidknecht said...

This book premise sounds like it would make me mad reading it! LOL

Michele D said...

Sounds like a wonderful read. Something that I can pick up and read too. Thanks for sharing it. Gonna look for this one.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

does sound like a great beach read!

monica said...

Another interesting recommendation from you! You always make me want to create more time for books.

Couponing Away Debt said...

You have the best recommendations for books, adding another one to the list for me.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I was just talking to another friends about how this other friendship we knew of could not weather the storm of being in business together and had to part ways. Some messy stuff can happen.

Amanda Love said...

I love the name of this book but this isn't something that I think I may read. I do have a friend who loves these kind of books so I can surely recommend it to her.

Lawna Noe said...

I could so see myself reading this on the beach. I enjoy fast reads.

Healy Harpster said...

Definitely a good read but I'm sure will not finish this in one day.

Kristy Figueroa said...

This sounds like an exciting book. Perfect for my summer reading!

Mel Cole said...

Always neat to read books with how people overcome hard struggles.

becca said...

Intriguing for sure will have to read this one.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I like that it has to do with an architecture form. I don't see much of that in books

Rebecca Swenor said...

Would love to read this thanks for sharing.

April Mims said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I love a good mystery!

Amanda McMahon said...

Ah greathe mystery always has me! I like when I can't put a book down :)

 
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