One of the perks of having a writing blog is the chance to read and review fresh new fiction from début authors. These stories never fail to entertain and I feel privileged to be among the first to read to the work of these talented writers.
Today’s book “The Trust” is the creative work of lawyer, musician, and now writer Sean Keefer. Although built around a series of legal actions, this book isn’t your typical legal thriller. There are no heated courtroom battles or long sequences of complicated “who done it” while the main character explains himself. In fact, the story centers around an area of legal work that I wasn’t familiar, the generally uneventful arena of probate court.
In the book, attorney Noah Parks finds himself in a unique position when a strange gentleman enters his office informing him that he is the chosen representative for the estate of the rich and eccentric Leonardo Xavier Cross, a man he has never heard of. Part of his legal fee are the contents of a mysterious safe deposit box. What he finds there leads him from one place to another in a manner reminiscent of the Da Vinci Code. Through the course of the book the reader is pulled down a path of the unlikely and surprising, where no one is what they seem and the body count keeps rising. Will Noah find all the answers before he’s next? Is he trusting the right people?
Sean has done a wonderful job creating a sense of place in his writing. In The Trust he captures the feel of Charleston, South Carolina with a deft hand, allowing the reader to feel as if they were walking with the main character through his adventures. Sean also shows care in crafting characters that are both well-rounded and interesting.
I would recommend The Trust to anyone who enjoys books that center around the legal system, adventure, and intrigue.
And now a word from the lovely folks at Novel Publicity -
Please vote for my blog (My Literary Quest) in the traffic-breaker poll for this tour. The blogger with the most votes wins a free promotional twitterview and a special winner’s badge. I want that to be me! You can vote in the poll by visiting The Trust’s official blog tour page and scrolling all the way to the bottom.
You can also enter to win a free paperback copy of this novel on The Trust’s official blog tour page. The winner of the give-away will be announced on Wednesday, August 10 – be sure to enter before then!
Book Trailer for The Trust: