martedì 8 settembre 2015

Review & Giveaway: The Brotherhood by Daithi Kavanagh


The Brotherhood
by Daithi Kavanagh

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BLURB:

Detective Tadhg Sullivan’s life seems to be falling apart, since being shifted to Clare from Dublin after falling out with the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner.

Suddenly Sullivan is knocked out of his lethargy when a teenage girl goes missing not far from Ennis where he has been stationed. Sullivan is asked to lead the hunt by the local Superintendent and is catapulted into a world of unimaginable horror.

Will he be able to destroy The Brotherhood before their murderous reign takes another young life or will The Brotherhood destroy Sullivan and everything he loves?


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My Review:
It 's a dark gripping thriller, full of suspense, intrigue and mystery.
Tadhg Sullivan was transferred from Dublin to Clare, a town fairly quiet, at least it seems. He was abandoned by Hellen, his girlfriend, and is the victim of  alcoholism. His life is a total failure. Caroline, a girl of nineteen, is kidnapped while she is jogging. The year before a girl disappeared and was never found. This new case can keep Sullivan away from the bottle and is determined by all means, legitimate and less legitimate, to bring back that girl. Even he is asking for help from a leader of the IRA just released from prison. Behind all this there is a dangerous secret society .....
Caroline is a strong girl, has so much faith, if there is one person who can get out alive from this terrible experience that is her. She's afraid but also suffers for her parents, they will be very anguished. Sullivan is a great detective, despite his deep depression and his problems with alcohol. He's very tormented: save a life entitles you to use even non-legal means?
The story is told in the third person alternating points of view of Sullivan, Caroline and the kidnappers: knowing some details before the detective has helped increase the tension during the reading.
It's the second book in this series, but can be read as a stand alone, I have had no problems
It's an excting and fast paced thriller, quite realistic and well written.

If you like thrillers involving secret societies this is the right book for you
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EXCERPT:

She knew nothing of the white van that pulled up behind her, until the two men grabbed her and bundled her into the back of it.  She’d been jogging along the road, with her headphones on listening to Mumford and Sons.  At first she’d thought it was a prank being carried out by some of her friends.  But, as the van tore along the narrow road at top speed and she found herself being tossed from side to side, she knew something much more sinister was unfolding and started to scream.  Suddenly the van took a sharp left.  She fell and smashed her face against the side panelling.  Then she could feel it being driven down a long pebbled lane.  She stared at her headphones, the music still blaring, lying on the floor of the van.  She cursed herself for not listening to her parents who had begged her to bring her mobile phone. 


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Daithi Kavanagh is 57 years old and lives with his wife and two teenage children in Trinity, Wexford. Up to 2012 when the recession hit Ireland he was making a living as a musician. He then went back to adult education and completed his Leaving Certificate in 2014. He is now studying for a degree in Culture and Heritage Studies at Wexford Campus.

While he was studying he began writing ‘The Gun’ which is the first book in The Tadhg Sullivan Series.  His second book in the series called The Brotherhood was released in May 2015. He is currently working on the third book in the series.

He plays guitar and sings in many of the pubs in his hometown of Wexford where he is often joined by his two children Ella and Rory who play fiddle and flute.

In his spare time he likes to walk his two dogs with his wife Caroline.

Website / Blog

THE BROTHERHOOD Buy Links


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Daithi Kavanagh will be awarding $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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12 commenti:

  1. Good morning and thank you for hosting me and The Brotherhood today! I'm looking forward to answering some questions. Daithi

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thank you Rita! I think it captures the essence of the story of The Brotherhood. I hope you enjoy it and best of luck! Daithi

      Elimina
  3. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Hi Patrick. Thank you. I hope you enjoy The Brotherhood and the best of luck in the giveaway! Daithi

      Elimina
  4. Sounds like a terrific book, thank you!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Hi Betty. Thank you very much. I hope you enjoy it and the best of luck in the giveaway! Daithi

      Elimina
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    1. Hi Victoria. You are welcome. I am really pleased with the review I received. I hope you enjoy The Brotherhood and best of luck in the giveaway! Daithi

      Elimina
    2. Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading it and writing my own review :)

      Elimina
  6. Really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

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