Book Review: Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee

  • ISBN: 978-0-9954923-3-2
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Hideaway Fall
  • Price: 8.99 pounds  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)
Family curses don't exist. Sure, some families seem to suffer more pain than others, but a curse? An actual curse? I don't think so.'

A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, it seems yet more grief might befall the family.

There is still time to act, but that means Ian must face the uncomfortable truth about his past. And in doing so, he must uncover the truth behind the supposed family curse.

Behind the Book

About the Author

M. Jonathan Lee was born in Yorkshire, England where he still lives to this day. When not writing, you'll find him standing at the back door thinking. His first novel, The Radio was nationally shortlisted in the Novel Prize 2012. Broken Branches is his fourth novel.

Me thinks

"Never judge a book by its cover" it couldn't have been truer in reference than it is for this book. While the cover does set the tone of suspense and thriller, the book is actually much more deeper than it all sounds from the blurb and the cover. 

It took me a while to gauge the style of narrative but once I had the experience of reading the whole book simply multiplied manifolds. With a perfect plot, interesting characters and layered story telling, the author has created a breath taking novel! A perfect edge of the seat turner for me as I kept turning page after page in anticipation of the worst and was surprised every single time.

The ending , I simply don't know what to say about it. In one word, it was MIND BLOWING. It left me shattered, heart broken and at the same time amazed at how smartly it was all woven across and yet I could never decipher even the slightest of it till the end. It left me with a WOW feeling of having read something profound and exciting at the same time. 

Though there are a few loose ends in the plot which might leave you with questions but I believe that sometimes telling everything kills the charm. This curiosity is what keeps us on our toes and makes us imagine more than what the author showed us in his words. Kudos to the author for having achieved this feat so well!

This is one book I would surely recommend to one and all. The plot is superb and the ending, something beyond your imagination. You need to read this one to know its beauty.

Foodie Verdict

This book is like Aloo Tikki Chaat - tangy, delicious and something that leaves you asking for more!

Source: Sanjeev Kapoor

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