Book Review: My Brother's Keeper by Donna Malane
My Brother’s Keeper by Donna Malane
This is the first book by Donna Malane that I have read – and it certainly not going to be my last. I was really gripped by the characters and the increasingly tense plotline.
Diane Rowe is a missing persons expert and this time ex-con Karen needs her help to track down her fourteen-year-old daughter, Sunny, who she has lost contact with while she has been in prison for seven years. But this is not a simple case of a mother wanting to reunite with her precious daughter. Diane was convicted of trying to kill her daughter – and of succeeding in killing her five-year-old son, Falcon. It doesn’t take long for Diane to track down Sunny, but whether the teenager should meet the woman who tried to kill her is another story altogether.
In this page-turning novel nothing is as it first appears to be, and coupled with Diane’s messy personal live it makes for a fascinating read. It is a superb novel of suspense and Diane is a highly compelling and memorable character. I see this is Donna Malane’s second novel, so I must add her first novel, Surrender, to my reading list. This is top notch thriller writing.