2 out of 4 stars
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Guardian of Deceit by William H. Coles
Darwin is an orphan who has been sent to live with his famous footballer cousin, Luther in New York. Up until this point he was living with his aunt who always gave him his allowance to live and look after himself. His cousin on the other hand believes you have to earn your keep and shouldn't rely on trust funds. He therefore becomes a servant for his cousin, and then his right-hand man when it comes to his questionable lifestyle and gambling problems.
Darwin's dream is to become a doctor just like his dad was, and for that he needs to go to the best school, and get the best education. With his cousin's lifestyle and him not being particularly liked in the neighbourhood, his chances of getting into the local private school are very slim, so he contacts Dr Malverne, who he met on his flight to New York, and he gets him the endorsement he needs to be enrolled. Darwin now has a mentor in Dr Malverne.
"I rate this book 2 out of 4 stars". I rated it a 2 because the story really lacked in keeping me completely engaged in it. There was too much of the storyline missing, which made it quite a confusing story to read.
I found the first 5 chapters of the book slow to get into. I could have been because I was so caught up that there was a grammar error on the first line of the book. But I was still reading it into the tiny hours of the night.
The book had some good storylines, like when the former cop turned security guard of Luther's estate, takes on a private investigator role into a strange homicide, that Luther is a suspect of.
I felt the story was lacking some pretty important information. To find out Darwin was getting married was a shock, because there was no relationship mentioned before that point. It really made you want to know about the relationship as he was marrying someone who was featured a lot in the book.
I also felt the relationship between Darwin and his cousin's wife was a little bit too unrealistic. It was like the author was forcing there to be a story between them, when there didn't need to be one.
This story would appeal to people who like crime, mystery and romance all in the one book.
Guardian of Deceit
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