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This is an updated cover edition of B00EOAGHYU.Register entry: 3987, Sheffield, England, 1912.When a mute criminal known as 'the Street Arab' is taken into custody, police call on court missionary, Robert Elliott, to try and unravel the enigma. With the help of Mary O' Driscoll, a sharply perceptive nurse, Elliott reveals the prisoner to be Walter Stanford, a man with a blThis is an updated cover edition of B00EOAGHYU.Register entry: 3987, Sheffield, England, 1912.When a mute criminal known as 'the Street Arab' is taken into custody, police call on court missionary, Robert Elliott, to try and unravel the enigma. With the help of Mary O' Driscoll, a sharply perceptive nurse, Elliott reveals the prisoner to be Walter Stanford, a man with a blemished past and who is about to change their lives forever. As Elliott tries to understand the significance of a mysterious note found in a locket on the cell floor, Mary becomes haunted by a series of lucid dreams about Walter's life and a dark harrowing crime. But why have they all been brought together? Is it simply fate? Or could it be strange intervention to bring closure to a chilling past? One thing is certain…the answers have consequences!...

Title : entanglement of fate
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ISBN : 24305927
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Number of Pages : 412 Pages
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  • Ted Tayler
    2019-01-16 04:05

    "Stirring stuff"This would undoubtedly make an excellent TV series. The action spans the decades either side of the dawn of the twentieth century. Far from being a stylized historical novel of manners, this has something for everyone. Action, adventure, romance, a whiff of the supernatural, mystery, tragedy and a rhythm that keeps you interested throughout. Well-researched, with a full cast of believable characters; some to love, others to hate. What more could the viewer ask for?

  • Nancy
    2019-01-14 02:58

    This was a very good book how ever I do wish the author had done more to make it more interesting. I look forward to reading more of this author's work.

  • Ann
    2019-01-12 20:51

    Though this is a debut novel it is obvious from the quality of the writing that the author is an experienced writer. The action moves at a fast pace beginning in 1912 Sheffield with the capture of a thief falling from a roof and finishing in post war Ecclesfield. In between there is WW1 action in Mesopotamia where the battle is against the Turks rather than the Germans. Initially I found the book a bit difficult to get into perhaps because quite a number of characters are introduced at once. However once I had them sorted out I really got hooked and read the book in a day. At first I found the out of body experiences of Mary one of the main characters a bit unconvincing but as the plot unravels they made much more sense. The plot line also has a number of twists and turns which I didn’t see coming. All the main characters are well drawn my favourite being Robert Elliot the police court missionary.Not an easy book to catagorise as it fits into various genres the main one being mystery but also romance, history and a bit, but not too much, paranormal. A good read anyway.

  • Melanie
    2018-12-29 22:42

    I liked it but it did seem to have an identity crisis which had an impact on flow of the novel.(I'm a mystery..no wait, I am a paranormal book..no, I am a WWI drama...I'm the English Patient...oh I am a mystery).

  • Michelle
    2018-12-24 20:43

    This is a very enjoyable story. It's one to really immerse yourself in - Walter's dangerous and exotic life combined with Mary's spooky experiences and shocking discoveries provides a lot of intrigue and entertainment for those who like the romance and adventure genres alike.

  • Tony Parsons
    2019-01-05 20:52

    1912, Sheffield, England. Constable Reynolds was in pursuit of Street Arab (Toe Rag). Mary O’Driscoll (25+, field nurse) accompanied Robert Elliott (Court of Assize missionary) to the jail cells. Sergeant Drake (Constable) had some explaining to Mary about Street Arab’s injuries. Mary later went to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Dr. Tom Sharpe (general surgeon, London, England) was teaching at St. Thomas’s.1915, Sheffield, England. Robert Elliott (husband/father, missionary), Ann Elliott (wife/mother), Henry Elliott (13, son/brother) & Cecil Elliott (9, son/brother) welcomed Edward Stapleton, Tom Sharpe, & Mary Sharpe (nurse, nee O' Driscoll), to their humble home. Captain Smith had taken Walter Stanford (twin brother, deaf mute, former prisoner), & Macca (father-in-law) aboard his ship. Walter had jumped ship in Aden. What did Mary reveal to Tom in her letter to him? Flashback: What was Mary requesting of Major Forbes (field surgeon)?Mrs Mr Dr St (.) I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one. A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. Wow, a very well written family mystery book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great family mystery movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars. Thank you for the free author; Schnauzer Publications; EBookstage; Amazon Digital Services LLC.; book Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)

  • Claudia
    2019-01-14 01:02

    Enthralling, that's the right description for this book. A strange, but compelling mix of mystery, romance, history and sci-fi, it will keep you up all night, telling yourself: one more page, only one scene more, just this one chapter and I'll go to sleep...Brilliantly writen, fast paced, with fully fledged characters and an intriguing plot, this is a truly recommended reading.

  • Chris Brookes
    2019-01-05 20:52

    Below are some reviews and comments received by the author via email, through his website or Amazon:Epic tale of intrigue, mystery, love (and lust), violence, war, espionage and revenge.By Daz Nugent - Amazon Verified Purchase"What a great read. It sets off at 100mph when we are introduced to the mystery character (the Street Arab) being chased by the Police. When it slows down we are presented with an intriguing love puzzle (be careful with this).Chris Brookes cleverly keeps you in 1912 and then through the Great War with subtle yet gritty details of early 20th century daily life in his narrative. He keeps you reading by cunningly intertwining three plots that come together towards the end - this is the entanglement.The pace of the story accelerates for the final third of the book that keeps you turning page after page. There are clues to carry you along but I wasn't prepared for the twist. A gripping and satisfying read. Enjoy." ---"I really really enjoyed reading this book. I volunteered to read it purely because we share a surname and I am really glad we do, as I would not have read it otherwise. I cried through the last chapter, it was so wonderfully written and the perfect end to a story that has taken such twists and turns. I started reading this on Monday and finished it on Friday. It is the best book I have read in a while, and I read good books." NB ---"I have read the book and really enjoyed it. Loved the fact that I could recognise some of the places mentioned. Had a problem reading it in bed as I kept wanting to read just a little bit more and then another bit more…..next thing I knew it was early hours of the morning. Your book probably may not suit everyone’s taste (little bit of gushy romance) but I enjoyed it hence not being able to put it down." AC ---"I finished your book a few weeks ago, it is fantastic.Characters – they were all believable, some I liked (Mary, Tom, Ann and Walter), some I detested (Canon Brockwell, Sister – delusion of grandeur and obviously had issues with not being higher up the nursing ranks!), I thought Robert was quite weak and at times I wanted to shake him! I thought you captured the mood of the era, dark and foreboding at times and genteel at others. I loved the way the characters stories intertwined and you managed to keep me guessing as to what would happen next and how their stories would develop. I loved how you mixed the scientific world with the spiritual world – I think this is something that still causes conflict in society today when people are trying to find answers and explanations." HS ---"I read your book whilst on holiday this summer. I did find it a little slow to get into at first but once I had established the characters in my mind I avidly read at every opportunity.The characters and their journey through the book came alive as I read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend its purchase should you go to print.I usually read 2 or 3 books whilst away and your book is equal to and in some cases much better than most holiday reads that I pick up at the airport. I do hope you write another!!" JB ---"I have read your book and found it to be a great read. I was intrigued with the characters and left wondering what was going to happen next. Some days I found it difficult to put down as I was so engrossed with the script. It is definitely my kind of book and I’m sure you will have no problem with selling this book.Good luck." JM ---"Chris, from my humble opinion this has got a bit of everything for everybody, romance (not too much, just enough), mystery, happiness, sadness, frustration – but most of all the intrigue and anticipation that keeps the reader interested. The way you have described the scenes is so detailed - I had no problem in actually picturing them in my mind. I could see the desolation of 24 Newsome Street, Walter trekking his way across the sands and dunes between the camps in his Bedouin attire. The way you wove the paths of the character’s lives was absolutely wonderful! I commend you on your ability to write in such a way that has obviously taken a lot of thought, research and emotion. Absolutely, brilliant. Without sounding cheesy, I feel privileged to have been able to be one of the first to read this, before publication. Thank you so very much! It’s been a real pleasure." DL ---"I should like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to read something different. I found it very easy to read, at a good pace with a suitable element of continuation at the end of each paragraph that made me want to just read a bit more each time I got to the end of the chapter." FM ---"I actually read it in the first weekend and really enjoyed it. It is a nice light read, well researched and a good storyline. So nicely tied in at the end too." --- "I finished your book last night, and may I take this opportunity to congratulate you on a well written, engaging book!"

  • Susan Fennelly
    2019-01-16 04:02

    Great read! Loved the twists and turns in the plot - none of which I saw coming! Loved the writing which so fitted the style of the pre WW1 era. Highly recommend this author and can't wait to read the next one!

  • Sadie Mazzola
    2019-01-16 03:09

    Wow!It took a little time to get used to the English language, but it was worth it. This is the story of a young man. Trying not to give away the entire book. A young nurse helps him, strongly attracted. The end let's understand, he was real. Danger, physics, love.

  • Sue Shipley
    2019-01-06 23:47

    This story starts out OK. The out of body experiences are sometimes interesting but as the story progresses they become increasingly hard to believe. I couldn't even finish this book

  • jennie
    2019-01-14 01:47

    Wonderful bookFound the author by chance, but once i read the first chapter couldn't stop reading, can't wait to read the rest of the series

  • Rebecca
    2019-01-08 22:08

    It would be much better without so much given away by bad guy POV. With all revealed, it tends to drag a good bit. Low 3 star

  • Leonie Byrne
    2019-01-02 20:45

    I was first introduced to this book when the author Chris came to visit my book group, it appealed to me not least because of it's setting being my hometown but I was also interested in the fact it was based on a true story of a mysterious man named Walter. I'm not going to include any spoilers in this review as I want people to read my review and in turn read the book. The novel is set in the early 1900s and opens with an exciting police chase across the rooftops of Sheffield. I found the opening chapter to be wonderfully descriptive one of the sort that makes you smell the smells and hear the sounds really sets the scene. It went on to introduce who will be the three main characters of the story: Walter Stanford - a young man who despite a good upbringing has a love of mischief which keeps on getting him into lots of trouble. Mr Elliott - a probationary officer of sorts who is there to assess Walter and try to rehabilitate him as best as possible after sentencing. Mary O'Driscoll - a young Irish nurse who helps out at a deaf school in her spare time (this is how she became associated with Elliott) The first few chapters did take some getting into for me but it was well worth persevering with when the plot thickened it did so quite suddenly that the nature of the storyline took me by complete surprise and I was unable to put it down! Wonderfully written and imaginative a story of dark crime and horror mingled together with drugs, prostitution and secrets. I also enjoyed the subplot which involved a trip to far off countries, a struggle, out of body experiences and dabbled in the spirit world but it was all brought together so wonderfully that there was never any doubt about which character was playing what part and despite its complex nature it was very easy to follow. I recommend this book to anyone really if you enjoy historical fiction, crime novels or what it reminded me mostly of James Herbert then please give this book a try. Really looking forward to the sequel now!

  • Lisa
    2019-01-10 02:50

    I wont go into the plot as others will do that and I just don't think that a too depth of a plot review is ever needed. The book was well written and I found the paly between the characters believable. The preview I had received got me interested in the entire book. I like a little what I call sci-fi along with a bit of romance. Once I got the entire book I started reading and thought I was going to be a little let down. I WASNT! It sped along at a nice pace. I pride myself on being able to see the twists in a book and was very pleased that I got it wrong.There was one small portion that I didn't really care for between Walter and Mary but as it was handled well and only mentioned the one time. I can deal with it.I base my reviews on how well I feel I am transported into the writers world and forget about my own. I would give it just shy of a 4 so here because I cant give 3.75 I will up it to a 4 star.In my opinion It's not your typical Romance and not your typical Sci-Fi its not your typical suspense. Its great if you want something a bit different set back in time.I think you will like it. Thank you Chris for the opportunity to see inside your writing mind. I shall wait for the next one to see what your have Elliot doing this time.

  • Robin Houghton
    2018-12-30 19:49

    Marvelous historical, crime and paranormal ficton story, loosely based around two real people; Sheffields first probation officer and Walter; lovable rogue and offender, who led such an adventurous life. Real events of both their lives are incorporated into the story. I particularly liked this unusual and clever coverage of a section and period of history I have never come across before. The depiction of Mary's visions sent chills up my spine every time. It maintains the 1912-1916 period feel throughout, starts straight into the middle of a police chase and the action never stops throughout. This will take you through the full gamut of your emotions, and the wide ranging characters will have you loving most and hating some.Though part of a series, this is a standalone book and you don't need the second book, Entanglement of Revenge to finish the story or tie up loose ends, however, I am just going to have to read it, and very soon too.

  • Caila
    2019-01-21 04:07

    This book definitely had its pros and cons. And unfortunately for me I found that the cons overall tended to out way the pros. When I first looked into reading this book I was drawn in by the imagery that the time period created, and was excited that it seemed to be a mystery that Sherlock Holmes would solve. The story was rather interesting and there was an intriguing mystery to it, however, I did not expect it to be so dark and at points rather disturbing. I grew fond of some of characters, and reading the hardships they encountered in this story made me sob. Perhaps this is common within the mystery genre, but being used to cozy mysteries I was disappointingly shocked.

  • Beverly Laude
    2019-01-04 02:08

    A very well-written book, even though it was not what I expected. It was labeled a Mystery, but I would not classify it as such. At times it reminded me of a Sherlock Holmes story, at times a Charles Todd story, and at other times.....who knows?But, no matter how you classify it, it was very engaging, well-written, had great characters and was very enjoyable (in spite of some of the darkness). I look forward to reading more by the Author....I think that is about as good a recommendation as I can give!

  • Zelda
    2018-12-27 21:42

    I received a free arc of this in exchange for an honest review.I found this book very gripping from start to finish. There is plenty of mystery and intrigue, and the characters are very real. They go through quite a few highs and lows, and grow stronger and wiser as a result. There is also a bit of mysticism sprinkled here and there throughout the book. I really like the author's authentic portrayal of a bygone era. I grew quite fond of the main characters, but was a little disappointed when one of them died.I highly recommend this book.

  • Mel
    2019-01-12 23:44

    I would give this book 3 1/2 stars. It was a nice little historical mystery with interesting characters. I thought the instance of incest was a bit over-the-top and didn't really add anything compelling to the plot. Given the time period it was set in, the fact that the two were attracted to one other (albeit unwittingly) would have been shocking enough without the actual commission of the act. But the plot was interesting with enough twists and turns to keep the story engaging. An entertaining read.

  • Marcia Witherspoon
    2019-01-12 20:46

    Very heart warning story, truly enjoyed.This was a good mystery story with a very unusual story line involving a very immoral clergyman and with plenty of eerie things happening that didn't involve the disgusting clergyman as well. I think I would recommend this book.

  • Rosemary Beattie
    2018-12-27 02:03

    Very Good ReadThis book was an amazing adventure all the way through the book. I couldn't put it down!! Excellent read and and excellent story.

  • Trelawn
    2019-01-10 20:07

    A good read overall with interesting characters but issues with the writing style stopped me from enjoying it more

  • erica lutfy
    2019-01-15 22:06

    FantasticGave 5 stars..could not put the book down. Felt swept away and apart of story as watching everything unfold. Amazing

  • Lisa Bain
    2019-01-07 21:51

    A good bookAn OK book that I recommend.; predictable but kept my attention. I liked the writing siyle and found it easy to follow.