Patchwork Man - Kindle ebook by D.B. Martin

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Paperback release: 18-8-2014

Lawrence Juste is apparently perfect, both privately and professionally. But several people know that's not the case - his unpleasant brother Win, the bully from his childhood, Jaggers, and his wife. He thought he'd left two of them behind him in his hidden past, and that his wife had no idea it even existed. When his wife, the enigmatic Margaret, is killed, he's horrified to find that she's both set him up to defend a child who reminds him of himself and his first crime, and left him a resume of his insalubrious past which looks suspiciously like the precursor to blackmail.

But even more devastating facts turn up - things Juste couldn't have conceived of, even knowing his own past. Like family he'd rather not know about, other crimes he's being implicated in, missing money and a mystery surrounding his wife. He also has to reacquaint himself with his abandoned siblings – with surprising and poignant results.

With that, there’s an array of different characters to meet; his little sisters, Jill and Emm – who complete each other’s sentences and then surprise Juste with an unexpected development, Sarah, terminally ill and forcing Juste come to terms with what he’s lost by denying his family over the years, Win who is trouble, Mary who lives in her own world but provides Juste with a clue to unlock part of the mystery, and Kimmy – mother to Danny, Juste’s young client. And behind it all, Margaret, perplexing, manipulative – and dead.

Gradually, the patchwork man, whose hero has always been Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mocking Bird, unravels and has to re-sew himself. He reconstitutes quite differently by the time he has to defend Danny in court – albeit still leaving him with integral parts of the puzzle still missing. Finding them, amongst other intrigues, is for Patchwork People.