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Friday, June 22, 2018

The Undiscovered Country by Mike Nemeth

Dysfunctional does not cover this family. The Marks family is and they are all pulling in different directions all with different motives when it comes to their mother who is now ill, needs permanent care.

The power of money and greed seem to overcome all human emotions and feelings and we have three children in a squabble over their mother's assets even before she is gone. She just wants to go peacefully but she also knows that she has left behind secrets and a can of worms that is just going to erupt. She is not at peace.

Randle the eldest just out of prison finds the path to handling his mother's illness fraught with obstacles. Billy his brother just wants it over and done with. No hospice, no aftercare just done and dusted. Katy his sister is strangely absent, later discovered with a drug addict which has led to her and his brother in law robbing everything they could lay their hands on just to feed her drug habit. How does he fresh out of prison walk a tightrope between them and his fiancee who wants him to return home in time for a wedding in a weeks time!

Family ties, family secrets and family enmities erupt in this book. Very well written. Holds your interest throughout.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Morgan James Publishing.


  1. Oh sure does sound like a dysfunctional family story here Mystica. Obviously if it held your interest it was well worth the read.

  2. I love stories like this. Thanks for your thoughts.

  3. Dysfunctional families can make good novels. Sounds fairly entertaining.