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4.73  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  9 reviews
England, 2003. Tom McIntyre is a worried man. Debts are piling up, his career is in free-fall, and his family life is under strain. Only his wife, Alison, remains unswerving in her support. Close to rock bottom, he clinches the deal of a lifetime before tragedy strikes, putting everything Tom values at risk.

In the aftermath, a toxic mix of grief, substance abuse and
Paperback, 293 pages
Published November 28th 2019 by Olympia Publishers
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Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Duplicity by Fin C Gray

What a fantastic crime thriller/suspense read. From the first page, the story hooked me to the story and I wanted to find out more. What happened and why would a person do such a thing... and there the story unfolded as the layer was peeled and Gray reveals in just the right time pieces of the puzzle in this wonderful story.

The pacing was quick and the plot moved the story well through the alternating story line that was told between the present timeline and the past.

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Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not being an avid reader ,I was most surprised at how readable and engrossing the book became. I particularly enjoyed the two stories running along side each other, one in the past and the other in the present. It gave an insight into how somebody could be groomed to commit an act of terrorism. Through the character Tom, we were able to feel his emotions, happiness and times of deep depression. The story was quite an emotional read and was brought to an excellent climax. I would highly recommend ...more
Muhammad Shah Zaib Jahangir
A Crime Thriller that actually fits the definition of a book that'll keep you on your toes.
The debut novel "Duplicity" is fast paced, full of mystery and keeps you engaged till the very end.
Characterization by Fin is marvellous having the quality to make readers curious about the entire character list. The books major portion is about Tom but the other characters are also brilliantly placed to make story engaging.
The author lets you guess by unfolding the aspects one by one and really makes you
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would rate this book a 3.7.
This was my first time reading a book about terrorism and brutal attacks. I have always considered murder mysteries very gripping but a book on terrorism and romance together..well you do not easily come around genres like these.
I loved how the author spoke about the suicide bomber and how he thought that this killing would fill his life with purpose and let him wander into the heaven that is waiting unto him..not realising that it is the gates of hell that you let
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a debut novel! It had me gripped from the first chapter. So many emotions following Tom and his family through this journey. The story was intriguing with characters showing a wealth of human emotions anger, sorrow, love, hurt, loathing and latterly promoting introspection of the main character . A gripping read, a real page turner. Cannot wait for the next novel
Bee Lewis
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Duplicity is a novel that will stay with you long after reading it. It explores themes of love, loss, and fractured families. It pulls no punches and Gray writes with a visceral understanding of human nature - with all its highs and lows. The character of Tom is expertly drawn and Gray coaxed out a mixture of emotions from me as a reader as I followed Tom's journey. This is an assured debut from an exciting new voice.
Helen Steadman
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tom McIntyre appears to have everything, and yet, it is not enough, so he makes a diabolical deal and hopes to gain even more. Tom has a tragic childhood, but even that does not prevent him becoming a monster in the reader’s eye. His towering vanity, his ability to dissemble to his loved ones, and his desire for yet more and more, all add up to a series of terrible falls. Fin C Gray’s prescience has enabled him to create a modern-day monster in Tom McIntyre, whose choices will echo down the ...more
Malik Aldalis
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found the book easy to read and very engaging. I liked the emotions that were conveyed through an ever building relationship with the main character. It was very topical, giving a surprising insight into the world of terrorism. I liked the play of the present and the past throughout the chapters. I would thoroughly recommend the book as it ticks many boxes for originality and drama.
Fiona Wasteney
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enthralling and highly recommended read that would make an excellent dramatisation. The opening Prologue left me gripped and eager to find out what had led up to the situation and how someone could be drawn into committing an act of such horror. The theme is unusual (no spoilers here!) and whilst the characters aren’t always very ‘lovable’, they are very realistic and well defined, and you can’t help but develop an empathy with them. The plot switches between past and present so that the ...more
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