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Title: Shroud of Lies (Brewer Brothers, #3)My Review:
Author: Nancy Straight, Monalisa Design, Linda Brant
Series: Brewer Brothers #3
Published by: Indie
Release Date: March 4, 2016
Genres: Action and Adventure, Young Adult
Format: Kindle Book
Reading Challenges: CC's Finishing the Series Reading Challenge, CC's Goodreads Reading Challenge
Find it: Amazon ✩ Goodreads
Mark believes he has finally shed his destructive past. Reunited with the brother he had believed to be dead for most of his life, Mark’s life detours again when he learns of a younger sister also abandoned by their parents. Desperate to find her, Mark and Davey travel thousands of miles turning over the rocks of their past. Discovering the truth veiled behind layers of lies is daunting, but the Brewer brothers vow to leave no stone unturned. As Mark begins to peel back the layers of his past to locate his sister, he is jerked back into his criminal life and risks losing Libby and everyone he loves forever.
Old friends and enemies insert themselves in Mark’s new life; he must choose between the life luring him back and the future he desperately wants. Mark attempts to keep those he loves from being caught in the cross fire of old enemies vying for position.
Okay, the last half of the book really picked up for me. It was slow going there for a minute in the first half of the book. It almost seems like the author switched up the whole story half way through. The difference in the writing is very noticeable.
I remember really liking the first two books but it was Davey who shown for me before so reading all about Mark wasn’t really where my head was at. I found Mark to be a bit boring really. He had a single minded focus to find his family but he wasn’t really willing to listen to anyone about how he should go about it and who he should talk to. I found that stubbornness annoying. And the relationship with what’s her face (I can’t even remember her name) was flat to me as well. I enjoyed the journey the brothers went on together but other than that, it was only okay.
Felix’s big bad character was too intermittent to be taken seriously and his conflict was resolved way too easily after all the build up it got. There were a lot of things that just didn’t add up and my enjoy-ability suffered because of it. The last third of the book was it’s redemption, otherwise I was this close to DNF’ing it.