Book Review: Mine to Avenge by Kerry Letheby

Posted by mcm0704 on April 21, 2013 |

Mine to Avenge
Kerry Letheby
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Kerry Letheby (October 16, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0646579142
ISBN-13: 978-0646579146

This is a sweeping generational saga with a mystery that touches all the lives of the people in the story. I will have to admit that I was so busy during March and the first couple of weeks of April with the production at our community theatre, that I did not have time to read the entire book, but I did read enough to be able to say there is some good writing here. I think this story will appeal to people who enjoy a saga that covers several generations that are all connected by more than just blood.

Here is the product description from Amazon:

When Alcandor is blamed for the tragic death of his friend’s sister in Greece in 1940, little does he know of the repercussions this will have for him and his family for the next seventy years. Unable to forgive himself, and wanting to give his young family a new start, Alcandor leaves Greece and brings his family to settle in the Riverland of South Australia in 1948. Although Greece and his past are far behind him, Alcandor harbours a terrible secret and he remains a fearful man. 

Alcandor subdues his fear, and he and his family adapt to an idyllic life of freedom and opportunity. However, eighteen years after leaving Greece, Alcandor learns that his past has caught up with him. His family needs to know the truth, but circumstances tragically intervene before he can warn them. Years later, Alcandor’s sons show signs of odd behavior hinting at possible mental instability, before disappearing without a trace. And in the next generation, Alcandor’s grandson exhibits the same strange behaviour not long before he is killed in the tragedy of September 11, 2001. It is not until 2010 that Alcandor’s great- granddaughter, Alethea, discovers that there is far more behind her family’s tragic history than mental illness, and little does she know that the threat against her family is much closer than she realises, and very far from over.

The author is going to be my guest on Wednesday, so I hope you will come back and make her feel welcome.

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