4 out of 4 stars
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The book Guardian of Deceit by William H. Coles, begins when 17 year old Darwin Hastings finds out that his dying aunt can no longer take care of him. She sends him from Pittsburgh to New York to live with a relative of the family. Much to his surprise, Darwins football star cousin, Luther Pinelli, is not who he thinks he is.
Darwin is described as ambitious and knows that he wants to study medicine after graduation. He is set out to make his life dream a reality. Darwin is eager to learn and improve his life as he moves toward his goals. However, after moving in with Luther, he realizes his cousins recklessness and glamorous lifestyle of gambling is not the behavior he wants to follow. Darwin is a character with a great passion for achieving his goals, Throughout his journey of life, he meets several characters who are described as both famous and dangerous. Fortunately for him, he is able to manage to keep his dreams alive and his morals intact. He is a young man portrayed as determined, resourceful and caring. However, as the story unfolds, several secrets are revealed which leaves the reader curious with a gripping story to read all the way through.
In my opinion, the author creates a story that will entice and entertain the reader. Although there is a lot of drama, I found the characters to be well developed, entertaining and inspiring. For this reason, I give this book a four out of four star rating. The end leaves the reader with a cliffhanger.
This book seems to be written for an audience that enjoys literary fiction. With that being said, I also predict this to be for adult readers, because of some of the complex dialogue used. There are 66 chapters in this book. While it may seem to be a long book, I found it to be a quick read that kept me hooked to the last page.
This is the first book I have read by this author. He definitely had a way of drawing me in and keeping me interested. I was intrigued as it challenged my emotions and thinking. I am looking forward to reading more novels written by William H. Coles. Personally, I liked the overall message this book created for me. It was a great example of what hard work can accomplish in life. I loved how the author set the tone and included themes of family and a sense of achievement. I found this book to be a satisfying story with fascinating twists and turns. I admired the suspense and action the story took. I am excited to find another book written by this author. It was beautifully written. There was not anything in the book that I disliked. I also thought that it was professionally edited without any grammatical errors.
Guardian of Deceit
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