Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite White Picket Pr
Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite White Picket Prisons by Phil Taylor is located in the suspense book category, but it is so much more. Cooper, Dave, Chuck, and Cliff have been best friends since childhood when they had dubbed themselves The Golden Boys. They are now adults and have remained close friends through marriages, careers, life, and deaths. As the story begins, they have gathered for the funeral of Dave’s dad. We are quickly drawn into their reunion which consists of all the things they did as kids, picking on one another, taking the neighborhood walk and hanging out. The good time they are having quickly takes a turn for the worst and suddenly they find themselves in danger. The plot takes several twists and turns and we and the Golden Boys are unsure who and why the bad guys are suddenly after them. Is it something from their childhood, did one of them do something awful, are all four marked for death, we wonder, and until the very end there is no sure answer. Each of them reveals surprising new facts about themselves as they work together to survive and find the answers they so desperately seek. White Picket Prisons is a book about lasting friendship that spans many years. It is a book filled with suspense and excitement, strong characters and an engaging plot. Phil Taylor has given us 173 pages that will keep you glued from start to finish. This may be Phil Taylor’s first work but I truly hope it isn’t his last. White Picket Prisons is a winner for everyone. Don’t pass up reading this book.
January 14, 2014
Reviewer: John Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies I hadn¿t read any rev
Reviewer: John Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies I hadn’t read any reviews or a synopsis before I read the book, so my first thoughts were that it was going to be a ‘buddy’ type book, you know, old friends together... Then as I got a few pages into it, I thought it was a ‘coming of second age’, your 30s, where you start to re-evaluate your life, cope with the loss of loved ones; divorce etc Guess number three was it was about the secret lives of parents; did the father of one have a secret affair with the mother of another of the best friends? I was totally wrong, which made the unfolding plot all the better as I was in the same boat as the group of friends, events happening around them that they don’t understand, close calls from apparent accidents that grow more & more deadly as they realise that these are no accidents... The bond that holds these friends together is tested to extremes as they begin to unravel the meaning behind the events; familiar places take on a sinister edge as they walk the streets of their childhood; new faces become the objects of suspicion... I don’t like to give away too much of the plot in my reviews, so I’m say no more than this. Old friends don’t always have to have the same jobs, hobbies & interests, I completely understood the camaraderie between the old friends, the history that allows you to never let a good insult go to waste. It’s probably a man thing, but as the ladies know we don’t like to display our emotions to other men, so instead we save our best one liners & quips for our friends; we don’t waste good lines on people we don’t like! A really good read! If you like conspiracy theories you will like this book, I read it pretty much in one sitting, & found it hard to put down! Disclosure: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.
August 14, 2013