PIC Tour Review: Gods And Fathers by James LePore

Posted 7 February, 2012 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 14 Comments

Gods And Fathers
James LePore
The Story Plant
February 7,2012
300 pages
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5/5 Books

Matt DeMarco is an accomplished Manhattan attorney with more than his share of emotional baggage. His marriage ended disastrously, his ex-wife has pulled their son away from him, and her remarriage to a hugely successful Arab businessman has created complications for Matt on multiple levels. However, his life shifts from troubled to imperiled when two cops – men he’s known for a long time – come into his home and arrest his son as the prime suspect in the murder of the boy’s girlfriend.

Suddenly, the enmity between Matt and his only child is no longer relevant. Matt must do everything he can to clear his son, who he fully believes is innocent. Doing so will require him to quit his job and make enemies of former friends – and it will throw him up against forces he barely knew existed and can only begin to comprehend how to battle.

GODS AND FATHERS is at once a powerful mystery and a provocative international thriller, all of it presented with LePore’s signature fascinating characters placed in dire circumstances where every choice poses new and potentially fatal challenges.

Author James LePore

About The Author:
James LePore is an attorney who has practiced law for more than two decades, and an accomplished photographer. He is the author of three previous novels, A WORLD I NEVER MADE, BLOOD OF MY BROTHER, and SONS AND PRINCES, as well as the story collection, ANYONE CAN DIE. He lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife, artist Karen Chandler.

Nationally bestselling author James LePore has established a reputation as a writer whose vividly drawn characters and morally complex plots have kept readers up to all hours turning pages. His new novel promises more sleepless nights and more nonstop thrills

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My Review:
I can use one word, right here, right now, to describe this new novel from James LePore. FASCINATING. That’s it. Just FASCINATING. It’s a novel that is gripping from start to finish, infused with greatastically created characters that fit each role perfectly and blended with the suspense needed to keep the reader hanging on every word, wondering what’s to come next. That takes superbly masterful skills and Mr. LePore has them.

Matteo “Matt” DeMarco is a darkly intriguing character. LePore introduces us to him when he was a young, fresh out of law school murder trial winning lawyer and what a heck of a character he was. You could literally see everything through his eyes, his character was THAT strongly created. Mr. LePore shows us through Matt’s eyes how he got where was and what it was like to be there. Fast forward over a decade and we see Matt as a grown man and how his relationship with his son truly is.

LePore grips the reader even harder during this time, bringing them to the heart of the situation when two men that Matt has known for so long, come in to his home and turn his life upside down….they arrest his son for murdering his girlfriend Yasmine. Matt’s emotions, Matt’s dedication to prove his son’s innocence is incredible vivid. Faced with job loss, Matt’s relationship with his son takes on a change, as he does anything and everything to stand by Michael and show the world that he is innocent and not a murderer.

This thriller novel is BEYOND a 5 Book worthy rating. The rush that flows through reader with each new page twists is awesome. LePore knows how to write just enough in each scene that the reader will THINK they know the answer and then bam! LePore hits them with something different and jaw dropping. The ultimate question will ALWAYS remain, however, until the very end. WHO is the guilty party??? What, you think I’ll tell you that answer? Nope. Not me. You’ll have to go now and pick up a copy of this GREATABULOUS, suspenseful novel. James LePore has just moved to the top of my favorite suspense authors list and he’s there to stay! I can’t wait to see what he has in store for his fans next!

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14 responses to “PIC Tour Review: Gods And Fathers by James LePore

  1. Sounds like a tale that will really resonate with audiences hooked on CSI, NCIS and other gritty stories of the twisted relationships that seem to lie behind most major crimes.

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