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A Fine Balance

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  5 reviews
When it comes to beating your business rivals, what better than deception?

Punches still count in these days of technological advancement. When Matt Hardwicke, owner of Winnibrook, employs his rival’s most ingenious researcher, he finds out that there are consequences. After a near fatal accident Matt leaves England, returning only when forced to. When he lodges at Jenny Bi
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published June 13th 2014 by Castle & Ludd
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Mark Fine
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
A bald-headed psychopath returns to his neighborhood and the body count rises. He's the nebulous face, the deadliest kind, of corporate espionage. An equal opportunity killer, incapable of remorse, uncaring whether his victims are family or foe. The opening sequence is startlingly dramatic as we witness the callous actions of this despicable individual. The scene is now set to unravel the full extent of this multi-layered plot.
Enter Jenny; clearly a beautiful and intelligent woman. She is also
Charlie Flowers
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Strong characters, hard-boiled dialogue that reminds me of 40s noir films, and an unsettling, rainy North England background. Crimes are being committed, killings even, and someone is ripping off the family firm- but who? The only one you can trust is the family rat!
Robyn Cain has written a high-tech, modern day pulp classic with a genuinely shocking start and more to follow.
Elizabeth Horton-Newton
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the first chapter Robyn Cain sets the tone for a story of corporate intrigue and cold blooded greed. With a fine hand, Cain weaves the characters lives together, carefully creating connections that are not always apparent at first glance. The most delightful of these characters are Jenny and Matt, poor employee and wealthy employer. The interaction between these two carries the story. Although they seem to develop a romantic relationship rather quickly, they are so charming it’s easily over ...more
Benedict Martin
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It's packed with intrigue, but what I really enjoyed was the interplay between the characters, particularly the back and forth between Jenny and Matt. There's chemistry there, with the the dialogue managing to be both clever and natural, in a very British sort of way. And the interaction between Jenny and her younger sister is very well done, too. And the grandparents. I could hear their voices as I read, and as I mentioned earlier, it was all very English. Loved it.

Frankie Frank
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The blurb on the cover says "Set in the mid 1970's India, A Fine Balance tells the story of four unlikely people whose lives come together during a time of political turmoil soon after the government declares a "State of Internal Emergency". Through days of bleakness and hope, their circumstances, and their fates, become inextricable linked in ways noone could have foreseen"

They are certainly days of bleakness, cruelty, oppression, deprivation, poverty and suffering but every page is filled with
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