I don’t even know where to begin with my praise for this amazing book! Once I started it I couldn’t put it down and finished it within the same day! I’m not a big fan of mystery books, but this one certainly derailed my expectations! I definitely reccomend this book to anyone who enjoys a good page turner! I absolutely loved it and plan on reading it again soon!
Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm
Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm was a wonderful read. This was a new author for me and I was impressed with the writing style and how quickly I was pulled in. It had an easy flow and I felt that it was well organized as well. Even with the different chapters going back and forth to different years was easy to keep up with. I loved it. I honestly could not put this book down and I am excited to see what this author creates in the future. Great read.
This is a great suspenseful mystery, with plenty of twists that keep you guessing, the author had me gripped from page one. In 1932, Joel Fitchett wanders into a diner in East Texas, Joel is 12 years old and has obviously been badly beaten, he is also carrying his brother Clancy, who is unconscious. Thirteen years later the two brothers are plagued with horrific memories of that night and Joel has been left physically scared on his face but the two still deny to police that they remember anything having made a pact together to hide the truth. Joel and Clancy then find themselves at the centre of a murder investigation and enter into a second pact, with another lie hoping this will give them a second chance.
The story is told in alternating timelines from World War II to 1992. The storyline continues in, 1991 and Garrison Stark, a college student travels to Texas to find Clancy Fitchett who has been missing since 1946 and who he believes maybe his biological grandfather. What Garrison uncovers is a tangle of secrets spanning over sixty years involving brothers Clancy and Joel and Lorraine, the woman they both appear to have loved.
This novel had me hooked from page one and I devoured it as I literally could not put this book down, a sign of a great read. It has a fast paced storyline which flows well and the narrative is well written, I liked how the story was told in two different timelines. The story is all about family secrets, jealousy and deception and I found it a five star read.
Whoa! So I finished this book yesterday, and i still cant think of the right words to thoroughly express how amazing this story is. Its no surprise that I just am not a big fan of timeline swaps but after a bit I was ok with it as for this story you absolutely need it.
Ok so how do you put into words a review for this, because I want to say it all but then it may ruin it for someone else as they’d feel I told the story here. And I don’t want to be vague and just say “go pick up this book” but for real go get this book, lock yourself away for a day and read it! The characters, the stories, and the feelings! I haven’t been this invested then wrong in a book as many times as i was in this. Twists, turns, secrets and discovery. Its all here. Amazing and I’ll be on the lookout for more from this author!
This book had me excited from the moment I read the synopsis. I knew it was going to be a good read and I wasn’t let down. I’ve never read a book by Shanessa Gluhm, and I’m so glad I gave this one a go. It was well worded, great plots and even more amazing characters. IF I could give this more than 5 stars I would hands down. In this tale we meet Joel, Clancey, Lorraine, Garrison and Molly. There are other important characters you’ll meet, but these are basically our mains. Part of the effect this book had on me was because it’s set in two different time frames. Joel, Clancey and Lorraine are whose lives we are in when the time setting is 1940’s. Then we jump to the 1990’s with Garrison and Molly. This book has it all- Love, loss, bad guys, plots to keep you interested and so much in between.
At first I wasn’t sure I’d like this book but it didn’t take long before I was engrossed in the story. Families can can have secrets that entangle them for life.
As Garrison Stark starts researching where his grandfather came from and what happened, he meets his grandfather’s brother Joel. Joel is in jail for murder and Garrison has a feeling Joel is hiding something important.
The back and forth between 1932 and 1991 can be tricky but Ms Gluhm does a wonderful job of it. I would recommend this book to friends!
This is an amazing story full of twists and turns that keeps you guessing and I unable to put the book down.
This story follows two lifes. One of two brothers Joel and Clancy. The other follows Garrison who believes he is the grandson of Clancy.
Garrison is on the hunt to find Clancy to find out of he is really his grandad however things arent straight forward as Clancy has disappeared from the face of the earth. So he starts going back trying to trace Clancy. He starts by learning about Joel who is currently in prison for murder. But did he do it?
Clancy and Joel have always been close and Joel has always been there to get Clancy out of bother. When something happens that leaves Joel scarred for life neither boy talks to explain what has happened. What are they hiding or covering up.
Fast forward and their dad is found murdered. Joel is arrested and charged and Clancy vanishes. Are the brothers still keeping secrets? Is Joel still looking out for Clancy? Is Joel the one who murdered there dad?
Its a rollercoaster journey from the first page. I loved it.
The story sets off in 1932 on a summer night for two brothers, Joel and Clancy Fitchett. Clancy is unconscious and Joel is the older brother carrying him to rescue. They both “don’t remember” what happened but Joel has a permanent reminder in the form of a face scar.
Thirteen years down the line, they’re still experiencing tremors of that ill-fated night as they’ve made a forever pact amongst the two of them. In the middle of a murder investigation, the brothers decide a course of action that changes their lives forever.
In 1991, college pupil Gary Stark, embarks on a journey to Texas where he believes he’s found his long-lost biological grandfather in Clancy. Clancy’s been missing since 1946 but Gary wants a family in finding his grandfather. Unbeknownst to him, he’s about to discover more than he’s bargained for in sixty years of secrets Joel, Clancy and the love of their life, Lorraine have hidden from the world.
This book has you traveling from WWII to 1992 where we discover concealment, solitude, resentment, and deceitfulness from the fans of these authors.
This is the best thriller and crime book I’ve read in awhile. I love the layers of the story as the mystery of it unfolds through different time periods. It’s fun and addictive to read on a multitude of levels. Fantastic writing from the authors as well. In this almost-realistic feel, I found it inspirational at how much the characters were able to overcome and live through. This was definitely a page-turner. Haunting and unpredictable, it took me to places I never knew I could go. I’ve cried through some pages as well. Action-packed with the way it took us through different times with the characters. Tragic in what these characters had to endure in so many ways. The story is so original and twisted, it leaves you craving more of each page.
Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm a five-star read that will cross the line between enemies and friends. I really didn’t like this one all the way through, I loved it then something would happen, and I would hate it, then another couple of pages and I would love it again. It’s a quandary what to write as well, as there are so many details or clues to the story, as this was one of those stories that has little Easter eggs dropped through the story, and they just build to this massive story, its so well done as you are almost drip-fed the story to keep up the drama and suspense but it’s that well done you don’t realise. Its one that will keep you hooked so whatever you do don’t start this thinking you can do a couple of pages before bed.
Review by @saraoxo
Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm
I’m going to be completely honest here,I was hesitant to read this book only because the uncertainty of it. Boy am I glad I jumped in head first because I absolutely loved it. I literally did nothing else until I finished reading. I spent most of my time reading on the edge of my seat and just when I thought I had it figured out ,I was wrong. There’s just the right amount of mystery , drama ,and suspense and at times my emotions were all over the place. I felt like at times I was right there with the characters. And the author does an amazing job of writing the story that even though it switched back and forth between times. I found it to be smooth and I had no trouble following along. I found myself forming opinions about the characters of Joel ,Clancy, Lorraine and Garrison each one of these characters play a role in this book . By the end my opinions definitely changed. Find out what happens next in this must read. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
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