Fathers House by C. Edward Baldwin

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Nothing shatters the illusion of reality in a thriller more quickly than a ludicrous and gratuitous detail. And in this improbable thriller, Baldwin strains credulity to the breaking point when he describes a character as having received advanced medical and legal degrees by the age of 11.
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Two murdered teens. One connection to Assistant DA Ben Lovison's childhood home, Fathers House and its proprietor, Mayo Fathers. Fathers had been like, well a father to Ben as well as to other wayward youth in Duraleigh, North Carolina. To Ben and the others, Fathers was a godsend. Now, it appears he may have been a ruthless madman sent from someplace else. A tormented Ben must uncover the painful truth before it's too late and other teens are killed. But in doing so, Ben is forced into unsettling realizations about his long dead mother and the father he'd never known.
 

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A.J. York is the author of a middle grade fantasy series called The Delilah Dusticle Adventures. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden and raised in England, A.J. York's first love was story telling through drama. "I have always enjoyed making up characters and their life stories and I jumped at the chance to study theatre at the University of Brighton. I later trained as a drama teacher and I have a Master's degree from Goldsmiths University of London. I have gone back to my roots and I now live in Gothenburg. People have told me they love reading my stories and I hope you have fun reading them too!" A.J. York Website: www.ajyork.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/delilahdusticle
 
Published December 29, 2013 by Ink & Stone Publishing. 279 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Feb 17 2014

Nothing shatters the illusion of reality in a thriller more quickly than a ludicrous and gratuitous detail. And in this improbable thriller, Baldwin strains credulity to the breaking point when he describes a character as having received advanced medical and legal degrees by the age of 11.

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BlueInk Review

Above average
on Mar 23 2015

"Baldwin’s debut crime thriller links drugs, murder, and government corruption in a North Carolina-set story...The author ably twists the words of scripture (“Trust in Father”) to creepy effect. However, new characters are introduced at a dizzying rate and some may find the setup—drugs ‘n thugs and a funeral home front—derivative of The Wire."

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