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An Open Vein by JM Warwick

Synopsis from Official Site:
Imagine being locked in a room alone. You have no food, and the only water to drink comes from a nearby tap. You’ve been told this will help you to bond and you believe it, because your father has told you this. He’s a doctor.

You find out everything you once thought was real and true, is a lie.

I will say from the outset that I think this book is rather outstanding. It’s dark and powerful, keeps you reading, and stays with you long after you put it down.

The story starts with John, a rather intelligent, yet protected sixteen year old, going to stay with his ‘uncle’ in New York for the summer. Kane is a close family friend, who John has looked up to all his life.

First Kane informs John that he is in fact his father, then he tells him that there have been threats against him, and he must stay in the apartment. From here, things spiral out of control, and take a very dark turn.

The author takes us through the confusion and fear that the teenage John is feeling, and slowly unwraps the true Kane – she makes you feel that you’re there with John, experiencing all that he does.

I was also impressed with the ending.. instead of the ‘Hollywood ending’ that would have been so easy, the darkness and confusion continues.

An impressive book, leaving me wanting more.

Reviewed by Michelle

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