My Brother's Keeper
David Black's debut novel is filled with drama and suspense as we are introduced to the Brown family, farmers in the East Lothian countryside. Sadly, tragedy strikes during a post-war holiday leaving the family reeling with guilt, anguish and pain. It’s a story about how the family overcome such devastation, with some unexpected twists.
If you love Happy Valley and The Missing, you’ll love ‘My Brother’s Keeper’.
From the back cover...
William Brown had been brought up in the East Lothian countryside overlooking the Firth of Forth. Along with his wife, Florence, they’d reared three sons and a daughter. Having inherited fifteen hundred acres of farmland the Brown family were considered firmly upper middle class and lived accordingly.
Tragically, after a long awaited post-war European cruise, their youngest son Jack went missing without trace leaving the Brown family reeling with guilt, anguish and pain.
Once home, the Brown family found themselves in a new battle. As supermarkets began to emerge as the dominant force on the high streets, their battle to win customers using ever cheaper prices would bring many farmers to the brink of collapse.
Despite their best efforts, the price wars plunge the Browns into tragedy as they have to deal with sudden death, humiliation and deceit.
Simon Elliot of TayMarts uses his manipulative powers to try and break the resolve of James and Nick Brown leading to unexpected outcomes and revelations that leave the whole family shaken and stunned!
I enjoyed this book as it held my attention, it was informative even though a fiction book and the authors knowledge of the way the farming and supermarket relationship works was interesting and well informed. There were a few twists and turns which I did not expect or predict which held my intrigue and kept me turning those pages to hurry to get to the end to find out what was going to happen. This is no mean feat as more established well known authors have left me bored. I cant wait wait for the next offering from this author. Recommended ..
"Rollercoaster 🎢 of a read, with a dramatic twist, hard to put down! Highly recommend!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"This is an excellent read. I was drawn into the story immediately. Hard work, compassion, and a gentle twist... This is a book you won't want to put down. The cover says it all!"
"This book is full of drama, a real page-turner. The Browns had me from Chapter 1. I just love the cover!"
"Well done David. I hardly ever read a book and then I often lose interest halfway through! This was a page-turner with a neat ending which wrapped things up rather well.
I enjoyed it and I hope you have some more books in you."
No dislikes :-))
Liked the look of this book just by looking at the cover , it made me want to find out more, which I did in a day and a half, all normal down to earth , believable characters with different stories to tell , I live in York so was nice to know the streets and places Nick visited , I could visualise him in the train station .
really hope this book turns into a trilogy
- Stuart W.
Huge Congratulations David Black! Wonderful piece of work. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Knowing East Lothian, I was able to visualise parts of this book. Highly, highly recommended you read this book - you just want to keep turning the pages!
- Lynda e.
I loved everything about this book. Had me hooked after first chapter and couldnt put it down. Sad when I reached last page. Wanted more. Brilliant
I hardly ever read a book, but the storyline with this book kept me gripped until the end, fantastic read, well done & we look forward to the next one.
- Jennifer M.
What a great read! It kept me enthralled all the way through. A wonderful story, very descriptively written. 5 stars!
- Mandy W
I really enjoyed your book and couldn't put it down to the end. Cant wait for your next book
- Frances B.
I loved this book, it is a wonderful story about a family and their journey through the decades. The core plot is stunning and full of suspense, while the way in which the story is told is charming, sentimental, heart-breaking and heart-warming. A gripping tale of tragedy and hope. I could not put it down the whole weekend as I found myself engrossed in the story of the Brown family. I can't wait for the author's next book.