Book Review-Patchwork Man-D.B. Martin | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Patchwork Man-D.B. Martin

Friday, September 12, 2014

This is one of those books that starts out slow and builds up momentum until you can no longer stop reading it. The twists and turns are unbelievable--thankfully there are at least 2 more books in this series because the ending--well lets just say if I don't find them rather quickly I will be unhappy!!

This book is filled with secrets, both past and present. I will leave it up to you to decide which should have been revealed, to discover which were and to wonder if maybe some of them should be hidden forever. When the Patch Work of life which has been cleverly woven but suddenly starts to unravel--what should you do?



They overwhelm you when you least want them to – like memories. You tuck them safely away and think they’re lost. They’re not. They’re merely lying dormant, awaiting the miscreant – inquisitive, prodding and delving. I opened the envelope clumsily, exhausted from the effort of maintaining a dignified propriety since Margaret’s death yesterday. It was a list of names and dates and places, written in her hand. My hidden history, meticulously researched – including the parts I’d thought even I had forgotten. 1999 rolled back forty years to the first time the threads of my life unravelled, when I was nine, and a tidal wave of memories crashed over me in a suffocating arc of white water and humiliation. Then my body shook and the cold finger of fear slid down my neck and into my gut as the patchwork man felt his carefully seamed life pull apart."

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Have you ever met a patchwork man?

Lawrence Juste is one. The QC with a conscience - privileged, reputable and emotionally frozen.

But Lawrence hasn't always been who he is now. When he is glaringly in the public eye after his enigmatic wife is killed in an apparently random hit and run, he could do with a hidden past surfacing like a hole in the head.

Unfortunately the past has a way of finding its way back to you, just like betrayal. His dead wife has helpfully left him a sinister resume of his, and she just keeps adding to it ...

Patchwork Man is the first in a trilogy. The second, Patchwork People will be on release at the end of September 2014.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Debrah Martin describes herself as the ultimate multi-tasker.

'Sometimes I even have to remind myself who I am for the day,' she admits.
That's because she writes under three different pen names and in three very different genres. As Debrah Martin she writes literary fiction. 'Falling Awake' is a dream-like tale where truth IS stranger than fiction. She also plots fast-paced and compelling thrillers as D.B. Martin, with the first in the 'Patchwork' trilogy, 'Patchwork Man', out on Kindle now and in print August 2014. Its fallen hero, Lawrence Juste QC faces a future as tricky as his past when his previous misdeeds catch up with him and his dead wife blackmails him, apparently from beyond the grave. The second in the series, 'Patchwork People' twists the knife even further when it's released at the end of September 2014.

And not to be overlooked is her YA teen detective series, penned as Lily Stuart - THE teen detective. Irreverent, blunt, funny and vulnerable, Lily's diary tells the tale of her mother's internet dating spree - and the murderer she meets, interspersed between daily life as a teenager, with all its bitching, banter, and vulnerability. 'Webs' is also due to be released in September 2014.

So why not stick to just one name and one genre?

'Variety is the spice of life,' she replies. 'And I have all these ideas - they have to come out somehow!'

Debrah's past careers have spanned two businesses, teaching, running business networking for the University of Winchester and social event management. She now currently makes do with chairing a literary festival in her home town when she's not writing. She also has two daughters and a dog to organise.
'See - more multi-tasking!'

You can find out about all of her books and latest releases on her websites and


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Jenn said...

I love those sort of books that take a twist right before you are about to put it down. This looks great.

Rebecca said...

this book book sounds good. will add to reading list.

Christy Maurer said...

Sometimes I quit reading books that start out too slowly. I am glad you kept going and it got better! Sounds like a good one.

Danielle S said...

Sounds like a compelling book. I would love to read this!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an interesting read indeed. I love the books that you can't put down. I will have to put this on the list. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I usually get so frustrated with books that start out slowly, but tend to love them by the end. J.K. Rowling books are like that for me. I usually want to quit them, but am so happy that I stuck it out when I finish. I bet this would be one that I would like at the end also!

ReviewsSheRote said...

secrets and twist--Sounds like my kind of reading!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a neat series.. my wife would like this.

jaime said...

I have a hard time staying with a book if it starts out slowly. (I'm glad you let me know that this one does eventually take a turn for the better.) I'll have to check it out.

Uplifting Families Parenting Advice said...

This sounds like a good book. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

The past always comes back to haunt us - and heal us. What a great find!

Lisa Weidknecht said...

Looks like a great read!!

Stefany T said...

Thank you for the heads up that it starts slow. I sometimes don't know if I should keep reading or quit. I will add this to my TBR.

Unknown said...

I agree with the thanks on letting us know..After reading the sample chapter I wasn't quite sure.

Michelle Bowman said...

Thanks for letting us know how you felt about the beginning. I have a hard time keeping my attention if I don't know if the book is going to continue at that pace or not.

mail4rosey said...

That's true about secrets. Best to get them out in the open instantly or a storybook plot is bound to take place. :) Sounds like good reading!

Katrina Kroeplin said...

that looks like a great book. I'll have to check it out soon.

Unknown said...

Sounds like this one makes you dig a little at first - I like those kind, especially if they're in a series! You always know there's more good stuff coming!

Fathima Syed Ali said...

Sounds like an interesting & thrilling book. Stories with twists will thrill any one and force them to complete it in one go.

Eliz Frank said...

The patchwork man invokes all sorts of images and they are all frightening. Must be a great read.

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