I have received a free e-copy of the book A Sense of Discovery by Peter Martin to review. To find out more about the author you may visit his website.
Here is the book blurb.
When Garry’s mother dies, he’s devastated. It’s not only her death, but her last words to him. He embarks on a search to uncover the truth. What follows is a dangerous journey. A journey full of unforeseen pitfalls, which could ultimately put both his life, and the lives of his whole family in jeopardy.
On her deathbed, Garry’s mum reveals that he is adopted and then at the will reading, he discovers that she had significant share holdings which he inherits. It doesn’t make sense as he has his birth certificate, but is it genuine? He decides to follow up what she has said and searches for his birth certificate online, but he also finds a death certificate too. He orders them both and they indicate that Garry died a month after he was born. So the evidence points to his parents reusing their dead baby’s name when they adopted him.
His parents lost touch with their relatives a long time ago, but Garry somehow drags the names of his dad’s siblings from the back of his mind. He uses BT online to make a list of anyone called A Flynn in Rochdale and then spends a couple of hours phoning round before he hits the jackpot and finds his uncle Alan. Garry and his wife Delia go to visit Alan, but all he can reveal is that Garry’s parents went on an exotic holiday to Montriga in 1964 and then relocated from Rochdale to Birmingham only a few weeks later.
Garry noted that the shares were dated shortly after the holiday, therefore he concludes that the answer may lie in Montriga, so he and Delia decide to spend some of the share money on a holiday there and do some research alongside. However each time he almost finds a clue, a brick wall presents itself. It is as if someone deliberately covered events up at the time, but Garry is determined and keeps battering down the brick walls.
I won’t say where this all leads, except there is danger ahead for Garry and his whole family, even his 6yr old grandson. You’ll have to read the book to find out if he discovers the truth about his birth parents.
I really loved this book, especially as I am particularly interested in genealogy, so it was right up my street.
A Sense of Discovery is available on Amazon, currently priced at 99p in Kindle format. A great read with plenty of twists and lots of suspense. Highly recommended. A real page turner. I’m certainly adding Peter’s other titles to my reading wishlist.
Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.