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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 blam
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Published November 28th 2019 by Olympia Publishers
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Nursebookie
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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Joy Perry
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
#NetGalley #BooksGoSocial

Wow! All I can say is I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! I was engrossed with the story from the first page to the last.

I thought the writing was very good, making me feel as if I knew each character intimately. This novel deals with many things; family, sexual abuse, love, homosexuality, loss, suicide and terrorism. I really don't want to say anything else but READ THIS BOOK! You will think about it a lot after reading.

I will recommend to friends, family, and anyon
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Jannelies
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am absolutely at a loss for words. Actually, I didn't read the whole book. I had to skip some parts because they made too great an impact. The story is by times very confusing, full of hatred and love at the same time.
I think Fin C. Gray is a very, very talented author and I will try and read the book again sometime, but right now, it is just too much for me.

Many thanks to Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for this digital review copy.
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Traveling Cloak
While Duplicity is very much a character-driven story, it was really author Fin C. Gray’s writing that kept my interest. Gray’s scenes are descriptive and full of tension, often building up for pages until there is a payoff. I really enjoyed that aspect of it, because that is one of my favorite methods of story building. Keeping the tension high and combining that with really descriptive scenes ensures my senses are on edge, and that state of heightened awareness makes me want to keep going unti ...more
Meg Conacher
Finished reading Duplicity by Fin C. Gray. Thoroughly enjoyed the read, couldn't put it down - I reached the end at 4 AM.
It made me think, cry and reflect on life's journey.
This powerful thriller will challenge preconceptions and melt the hardest heart. So I recommend it highly to other readers! 💙
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Lorie Rowe
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm happy to say I read this book while on a quiet holiday on a Mexican beach, because there are plenty of hair-raising, thrilling sequences that provided exactly what I wanted in an engrossing beach-read. The protagonist, Tom McIntyre, is fighting multiple inner demons but nothing prepares him for the ultimate tragedy of what his adult son has become. His son's story, interwoven with Tom's, is the extrapolation of the same crucial experience in which their wife and mother was lost. At the begin ...more
Cody Pelletier
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author has a great writing style. It captured my attention and did not let go! This fast paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller will keep you up late into the night. A great read.
Philip Atkinson
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
Margaret Duke-Wyer
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this psychological thriller – if one can speak about enjoying the trauma experienced by our protagonist Daniel McIntyre and his friend Waqar. The plot was revealed through two separate, alternating timelines which kept me anxious to discover what would happen. The pace was tense and the characters brilliantly structured, even Daniel’s father, Tom who had a fractured relationship with Daniel evoked my sympathies.

I was incredibly moved by Daniel and Waqar’s relationship and co
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David Morgan
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this emotional thriller we find Daniel, a young man who was assaulted as a child, lost his mother a few years later and then watched his father Tom's decent into a deep dark despair. Yearning for a connection and real love Daniel accepts a handsome Pakistani as a roommate. Waqar is on his own journey, although attracted to Daniel his culture doesn't allow for such relationships and he soon leads Daniel down a path of death and destruction.
Told from past and present chapters as well as throug
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Satya
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book starts off with so many words that not just indulge the reader but also pique his interest. The first sentence is so intriguing that you can't help yourself from reading the next and the one after that. I didn't have to read the entire book to understand the tone of it, it was obvious from the start how interesting the book is gonna be.

It is set in England, 2003 and is the story of the male protagonist, Tom McIntyre. This book is about all the obstacles that he faces in not just his per
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Kareenah E
Feb 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Publication Date November 28, 2019
I want to thank NetGalley, Olympia publishers and the author for giving me the opportunity to review this novel.
This novel tells the story of a young man (Daniel) and his journey through self discovery, from losing his innocence by a stranger at a young age to losing his mother. Daniel struggles with love lost and hatred which inadvertently lead him to become a suicide bomber. I have to say that the story was very captivating, and the author did an amazing job i
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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. ...more
lorraine
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
Melina Lobo
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Warning: a lot of sensitive topics.
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We've got each other. At least we have that. We will find some way to get to the other side and live again.
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Daniel has had a rough childhood with very bad traumas that no child should endure.
His Father, Tom tries his best to keep his family together but sometimes someone's best is not good enough.
Dani finds a roommate and friend in Waqar after he leaves home to live away from his father and sister.
But will this friendship prove futile for Dani?
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Duplicity
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Bookmonster Belle
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Chris Bruce
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an edgy and gripping story, that succeeds in being both high octane thriller and metaphysical parable. No mean feat, but Fin C Gray is an assured and resourceful writer; his sharp, pacy prose and adroit manipulation of time lines are fully equal to the audacity of his project. The action of the novel roves from Carlisle to Karachi, from fine wine to formaldehyde — but no matter where he takes us, we never doubt that the writer knows these places, knows these experiences. And if the story ...more
Blue Reviews
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Susana Aikin
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Duplicity is a riveting account of a family’s spiral of disintegration after shared trauma, and the dark, unwittingly intertwined, although seemingly opposite, paths followed by father and son into cathartic and catastrophic finales. While Tom, the dad, dissolves into drunkenness and a superficial wealthy lifestyle, his son Daniel, passionate and damaged, embarks in a platonic love affair with a charismatic terrorist who leads him down a dramatic path of destruction.

Fin Gray’s fast paced, unrel
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Sarah
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
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Heather Emerick
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Arushi Seth
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story is centered around young Daniel McIntyre whose innonce was shattered in his childhood with a very traumatised scenario of his mother been dead and a broken hanging relationship with his father which turned Daniel act of innonce into a horrific crime of episodes. The plot development and writing of the author was great in maintaining the crime element throughout the story.
While reading the characters description felt very realistic.
Pranab
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Duplicity is a really great fast-paced thriller. It focuses on themes like love, money and fractured families. It hooked me to the end and I completed the book in a week. The book is so great that even though I've read it about 2 months ago, I still remember every incident very clearly. It's a great debut. The storyline was filled with tension and thrill. The characters Daniel and Tom were very well crafted. The contrast between the characters was really well displayed. I'll be willing to read m ...more
Mongolia Tours
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this thriller book Duplicity. This absolutely amazing book and most engaging collections of insights into the human mind I have read. Please buy it quickly and read it slowly but never put down!
Uoleni Tupuola
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I highly recommend this book! Jaw dropping twists and surprises-I did not want to put this book down! :O
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 gene ...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.
Rutuja Ramteke
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
💞Duplicity💞
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 of him. Close to rock bottom, Tom clinches the deal of a lifetime and then tragedy strikes, putting everything Tom values at risk.

In the aftermath, a toxic mix of grief, substance abuse and blame leads to different paths for the family. Duplicity is a story of lost innocence, radicalisation, and fam
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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 char ...more
Debbie Lowell
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was not expecting this... In fact, I didn’t know what to expect!
What I discovered was a thrilling, suspenseful story that I was compelled to keep reading!
A fast paced, and intriguing read.
Fin C Gray is very descriptive in his writing, and kept my interest from beginning to end.
This book includes so many different aspects; of love, loss, tragedy, and also some disturbing topical themes. It brings a variety of emotions to the surface for me.
I give it 5 stars... and can’t wait to read the nex
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