Patchwork People

Patchwork Man

Patchwork Man
Title: Patchwork Man
Published: July 23, 2014
Author's Twitter: @StorytellerDeb
Have you ever met a patchwork man? Lawrence Juste is one, because Lawrence hasn’t always been who and what he is now. And now he’s about to get found out…   When top English barrister Lawrence Juste’s wife is killed in a hit and run, he thinks the worst he’ll have to face is a nightmare of sickly sympathy and too much press attention. Wrong. All the things he’s ever hidden in his murky past come back to confront him as he opens the blackmail letter his dead wife has left. They include the family he abandoned, crimes he’s looked the other way over and the childhood bully who wants to take him all the way back down to the gutter. His youthful aspiration to be the man his hero, Atticus Finch, of To Kill a Mocking Bird was, has been long forgotten, until the boy he’s forced to defend and the blackmail letter make him have to face his past and shape his future quite differently to the way he’d anticipated. So begins a different nightmare for him, one entwining incest with murder and intrigue with betrayal; one that he may not survive…