Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"Patchwork Man," by D.B. Martin

Readers: like smart mysteries? You'll enjoy this novel by UK author D.B. Martin. A complete novel - described by readers as "wonderfully structured and brilliantly paced" - the book also has a follow-up novel to look forward to, coming soon. Grab Patchwork Man today for just 99 cents!

Patchwork Man (Patchwork People Book 1), by D.B. Martin
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253 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 29 reviews

"Brilliantly structured mystery! Lawrence Juste is thrown into disarray after losing his wife in a hit-and-run accident. Lawrence tries to keep it together but discovers that there's much more to the accident than meets the eye. Discovering that somehow his wife knew about his past creates a thick blanket of mystery that keeps the story moving at breakneck speed. The author has masterfully created a complex character that helps move the story forward. The surprising revelations in the story have a huge impact on Lawrence's future, especially his career. It's great how both the character and the reader are left stunned with the secrets that were uncovered. The build up is well done that if you pay close attention, you'd find small clues on how the loose ends would be tied up. It's just wonderfully structured and brilliantly paced." -- Amazon reviewer

Have you ever met a patchwork man?

Lawrence Juste is one. The QC with a conscience - privileged, reputable and emotionally frozen.

But Lawrence hasn't always been who he is now. When he is glaringly in the public eye after his enigmatic wife is killed in an apparently random hit and run, he could do with a hidden past surfacing like a hole in the head. Unfortunately the past has a way of finding its way back to you, just like betrayal. His dead wife has helpfully left him a sinister resume of his, and she just keeps adding to it ...

Patchwork Man is the first in a suspense trilogy of murder, mystery and lethal romance. Follow the patchwork man's unravelling in the second, Patchwork People, from September 2014.


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Meet the Author

Debrah Martin describes herself as the ultimate multi-tasker.

'Sometimes I even have to remind myself who I am for the day,' she admits. That's because she writes under three different pen names and in three very different genres. As Debrah Martin she writes literary fiction. 'Falling Awake' is a dream-like tale where truth IS stranger than fiction. She also plots fast-paced and compelling thrillers as D.B. Martin, with the first in the 'Patchwork' trilogy, 'Patchwork Man', out on Kindle now and in print August 2014. Its fallen hero, Lawrence Juste QC faces a future as tricky as his past when his previous misdeeds catch up with him and his dead wife blackmails him, apparently from beyond the grave. The second in the series, 'Patchwork People' twists the knife even further when it's released at the end of September 2014.

And not to be overlooked is her YA teen detective series, penned as Lily Stuart - THE teen detective. Irreverent, blunt, funny and vulnerable, Lily's diary tells the tale of her mother's internet dating spree - and the murderer she meets, interspersed between daily life as a teenager, with all its bitching, banter, and vulnerability. 'Webs' is also due to be released in September 2014.

So why not stick to just one name and one genre?

'Variety is the spice of life,' she replies. 'And I have all these ideas - they have to come out somehow!'

Debrah's past careers have spanned two businesses, teaching, running business networking for the University of Winchester and social event management. She now currently makes do with chairing a literary festival in her home town when she's not writing. She also has two daughters and a dog to organise.

'See - more multi-tasking!'

You can find out about all of her books and latest releases on her websites www.debrahmartin.co.uk and www.lily-stuart.co.uk

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