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Chelsea Northrop (chelserz) | 186 comments Mod
found this book to be a amazing murder mistery and it did a awesome job at keeping you guessing. I would of never guessed that Abigail was the one that killed everyone I was even more suprised when i found out she was Michaels and Julians sister loved it!! the only thing i didnt like was the it seemed to drag on and to much detail on stuff for me.what did you guys think of this book?


message 2: by Taylor (last edited Jul 17, 2011 01:19PM) (new)

Taylor Simons | 143 comments Mod
Michael and Julian, brothers, abandoned as babies, lead lives of mounting desperation in a prototypically grim orphanage tucked away in the North Carolina high country. Iron Mountain Home for Boys has long sped past hardscrabble on its way to Dickensian, and the brothers have endured every manner of unkindness known to unprincipled orphanage management. Michael, 10, physically and temperamentally suited to vicissitude, can cope with Iron House’s horrors. Sensitive, painfully vulnerable Julian can’t. He falls victim to a particularly nasty quintet of bullies, who catch and torment him whenever his older brother is occupied elsewhere. Suddenly, events take an even darker turn, and Michael is forced to flee, leaving Julian unprotected. But not for long. Enter the elegant and very rich Abigail Vane, wife of U.S. Senator Randall Vane, who not only plucks Julian from Iron House but nurtures him lovingly all the years it takes for his career to blossom. When it does, Julian is an A-list, bestselling author. Meanwhile, Michael, too, finds a benefactor, though of a considerably different stripe. Respected almost as much as he’s feared, Otto Kaitlin is the powerful, high-profile rackets boss who recognizes in Michael a kindred spirit and takes him under his wing. Counseled by Kaitlin, Michael becomes an adroit, unregenerate killer, hell bent on a brilliant gangster future. But then Michael falls in love with a good woman, and all bets are off. Will he now seek some sort of redemption? Will the brothers finally reunite? Will Iron House be revisited so that the brutish five can get a well-deserved comeuppance? The plot twists and turns supply a full measure of answers, few of them unpredictable, most of them engulfed in gobs of gratuitous violence.

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I really enjoyed reading the book. It was surprising actually. It didn't take me long to realize that Abby was Michael's and Julian's sister. I had that feeling through out the whole book. It was well written and it made me want to keep reading. It was hard for me to put the book down because it kept pulling at me telling me to finish it. In the end the book was amazing and I enjoyed it greatly. It's a must read.


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