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Mysteries & Thrillers

For Readers Of

Audrey Niffenegger, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn, Veronica Mars

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Print Length

258 pages




I.M. Books

Publication Date

29th September 2014



About the Book    About the Author

Lawrence Juste is the perfect QC - with the not so perfect past. But with his meddling wife about to be laid to rest and his long term enemy silenced by the threat of exposure as her killer, the judge's mantle is almost round his shoulders. What could possibly go wrong for the brightest star of the courts?


A series of blackmail notes implicating him in murder – together with the ever-present threat of joining the murder victim if he doesn't pacify his blackmailer – keep Juste in suspense to the brink of desperation. No-one is what they appear to be, especially not him. And no sooner does he patch one hole in his fraying life than another appears. It seems it can only end one way; disaster – unless his dead wife can help...

Patchwork People is the 2nd book in the compelling Patchwork People trilogy series of murder, mystery and lethal relationships.

Editorial Reviews

"Apart from the intricacy of the plot which is so magnificently managed what I really love about these books is the author’s use of language – so crisp, sometimes slick, often amusing but always piercingly accurate – a joy."

"Filled with tragedy, dark and gritty events, D B Martin knows how to write a great book that deals with the side of life that most of us hope and pray we never have to confront ourselves...There are some great elements of the psychological thriller genre that have been incorporated into Patchwork People and it is wonderful to read something where dialogue between characters doesn’t feel stilted and staged in order to simply move along part of the plot."

"Reading this was an absolute pleasure, as I don't even need a strong plot if the writing itself shows real talent behind it. When Martin tops off skill with a captivating plot that made me race through from start to finish, then I know that I've hit on a good choice. I would suggest this to anyone who likes some complexity in their novels, some unexpected revelations, and a main character whose morality you are almost convinced to question. I don't like being able to predict what is going to happen, and after decades of reading, I'm rather good at it. However, my guesses were all wrong, and Martin took me (and other readers, certainly) on quite the ride as we discovered more about these tragic, Patchwork People."

"...so many beautifully crafted moments and clever dialogue..."

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