Friday, December 24, 2010

Review: The Brave by Nicholas Evans

"There's little love in eight-year-old Tom Bedford's life. His parents are old and remote, and the boarding school they've sent him to bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. The only comfort he gets is from his fantasy world of cowboys and Indians. But when his sister, Diane, a rising star of stage and screen, falls in love with one of his idols, the suave TV cowboy Ray Montane, Tom's existence is transformed. They move to Hollywood and all his dreams seem to come true. Soon, however, the sinister side of Tinseltown casts its shadow and a shocking act of violence changes their lives forever." "What happened all those years ago remains a secret that corrodes Tom's life and wrecks his marriage. Only when his estranged son, a US Marine, is charged with murder do the events resurface, forcing Tom to confront his demons. As he struggles to save his son's life, he will learn the true meaning of bravery." Powerfully written and intensely moving, The Brave traces the legacy of violence behind the myth of the American West and explores our quest for love and identity, the fallibility of heroes and the devastating effects of family secrets. description taken from here.

I found this book to be very entertaining.  The characters were nicely developed, the plot was there, it was exciting!  As an audio book, it held the right tone, and it was all around enjoyable.  I give this one a thumbs up. : )

**I received this audio book free of charge in order to write a real and honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  I did not get paid for posting this.**

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