Blood Brothers

Rated 3.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Years ago, Mike Cole was an overweight kid constantly bullied and picked on. Jerry Garrett is new in town and comes to Mike’s rescue, just in time. But, during their senior year, the two are involved in a heinous crime that sends Jerry away to prison. Everything is perfect for Mike…until Jerry Garrett returns wanting what is rightfully his...Mike's life and success. More

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Words: 98,400
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465894540
About Keith Latch

Keith is happily-married, a father of one, career-minded and a little bit of a square. Nonetheless, at times, he finds himself looking to the stars for orbiting alien spacecraft and has been known to carry an enchanted sword in the trunk of his car. Oh, and that hockey mask and machete in the backseat...that's just for Halloween...

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Reviews

Review by: Matt Eliason on Dec. 04, 2011 :
was ok
(review of free book)

Review by: Steve Wands on Sep. 21, 2011 :
Blood Brothers is hands-down Latch's best work to date. I really love how he handles horror, but his grasp on what makes a good thriller is evident in Blood Brothers. It cuts back and forth from past to present continually forcing you to turn the page. The characters are very complex and given that you're reading the characters as they are and as they were you can't help but wonder how they came to be. A kid you pity turns into a prick that you can't help but like and his boyhood best friend is cold and menacing blast from the past that threatens to ruin his life and family. All the while the reader is trying to put the pieces together as Latch twists the story to it's climax leaving no stone unturned. Keith Latch is quite simply becoming a force to be reckoned with and Blood Brothers is a testament to that.
(review of free book)

Review by: Nora Lee on Aug. 19, 2011 :
Editing needs a lot of work; missing & wrong words, at least four different font sizes are used (as read on my Kindle).
It seems that 90% of the story is narrative.

Plot is contrived, woman sleeping on her side is rolled over onto her back, each hand tied to a headboard and she doesn't wake up; has to be slapped to waken her. She's not drunk or on drugs! The central character who doesn't do drugs or drink excessively, randomly goes to a bar he's never been to before, picks up a woman who is planted there to wait for him, is so mesmerized by her that he drinks too much and takes drugs. Please get real.

Too much detail while skipping back in time to set the stage for the plot, I understood that Mikey was a fat child who was brutalized and molested repeatedly by tougher kids in his class, and that his father beat and verbally abused him, the first or second time it was told was enouth.

I like detail in the right place but one scene set in Memphis doesn't warrant a detailed description of the entire city. Detail beyond being able to picture the scene only serves to slow the story down and makes it boring.

Reference is made to dialog in the same scene that didn't happen.
There are several instances of conflicting statements. In one Mikey says it's too cold to go outside, but an hour or so later, "Night had fallen, but it was still warm on this late summer evening." This is pathetic and the whole story needs rewriting.

The storyline is interesting and could be very good, but I'm not sure I can finish after having endured 40% of it.
A 2 rating is very generous.
(review of free book)

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