NO GOOD WITHOUT YOU
Ruby Sullivan is distraught following
the apparent suicide of her beloved older brother John. In her
anguish she sends word to John's long time friend and her former
lover Brecon D'Arth that he is needed at Hawkstone. Set in Australia
this gripping tale pulls the reader right into the story from
the opening lines and holds them fast right to the last page.
Ruby, a writer of crime novels, is convinced her sister in law
Silvia must not be allowed to take remove John's adopted son
Robbie from the mansion and will do almost anything to keep the
greedy woman satisfied with staying.
After his arrival it does not
take Brecon long to realize something is not right in the household.
Silvia's conniving ways, the death of another sattelite member
of the household, Ruby's agent, and a general feeling of unrest
convince him all does meet the eye. Robbie and Ruby disappear
just before Brecon makes a discovery which nearly leads to his
The consternation felt by Ruby
is unmistakable and her desperation to protect Robbie at all
cost is something we who care for a child can all identify with.
The personal issues lying between Brecon and Ruby threaten to
sever their relationship entirely until the pair face the reality
of their emotional tie. Writer Leach's deftness for the human
situation and her expressive writing invite the reader right
into the tale. This Australia grandmother of four presents a
group of very believable characters so plausible they seem to
be people we have known.
NO GOOD WITHOUT YOU offers the
reader a glimpse inside a group determined by cupidity and greed
who will stop at nothing to meet their own desires.
This is Iris Leach's second romantic
thriller. It is rated as R due to some graphic sex which in no
way detracts from the excellent writing this author is capable
of producing. NO GOOD WITHOUT YOU is a narrative that will seize
your attention from the opening page and will carry you right
on down to the last line. Very perceptive tale and highly recommended.