The Perfect Plan by Bryan Reardon

The Perfect Plan

Bryan Reardon

Liam seems like the problem child and his brother Drew has always been the perfect son. Now, as Liam tries to stay one step ahead of the authorities and his brother, every passing minute provides a deeper glimpse into the brothers’ past.

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From New York Times bestselling author Bryan Reardon comes a tense, twisting story about two brothers locked together in a dangerous game—and an unforgettable tale of a family’s dark secrets.

Liam Brennan teeters on the edge. Early one morning, he snaps, kidnapping a young woman who works for Drew Brennan, Liam’s older brother and the upstart candidate in a heated election. This sudden, vicious attack appears to be the beginning of an unthinkable spiral. But when it comes to the Brennan brothers, nothing is what it seems.
To the rest of the world, Liam is the troubled problem child who grew up to be his brother’s enforcer, while Drew has always been the perfect son and a charismatic leader who has his sights set on the governor’s mansion with his charming and beautiful wife, Patsy, by his side.
Now, as Liam tries to stay one step ahead of the authorities and his brother, every passing minute provides a deeper glimpse into the brothers’ past, long hidden behind a picture-perfect suburban veneer. With the threat of the truth surfacing, Liam and Drew are driven toward one final, desperate act...

Advance Galley Reviews

I just couldn't get into this one... I am clearly in the minority - other reviewers seem to love this one, raving about the thrills and excitement and character development, but I never connected with this story at all. From the opening pages I found the characters flat and uninteresting - if one can say such a thing with a straight face, I found the psychopathology banal. To be fair, I seem to have read an abundance of psychopath/sociopath books lately - it may well be that I'm burned out at this point and that the titles/characters have lost their ability to shock and surprise me as a result. Based on all of the positive feedback it has gotten, I am willing to revisit it at a later date and see if it resonates differently. But for right now, this one was a bust for me...

After reading the blurb this sounded like something I would really enjoy - fast paced thriller with lots of action. It was ok - kept me interested enough to keep flipping the pages! Thank you First to Read for the advanced copy.

Wow, what a ride! This book grabs you and flows so fast you won't want to put it down. Heartbreaking towards the end. Very well written. I would definitely recommend! Thanks, First to Read, for my advance copy!

4 Stars. Highly recommended reading.


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