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Sunday, July 24, 2011
To attorney Noah Parks, the probate of a will should be a simple task. But the Last Will and Testament of Leonardo Xavier Cross is anything but simple. Though Parks has never heard of Cross, he learns that the will directs him to provide the legal representation for the estate and as part of his fee he will receive the contents of a safety deposit box - a safety deposit box no one knew existed. Intrigued, Parks undertakes the task. But after the body count begins to rise, the otherwise basic task of probating the will becomes more complicated as each day passes. Despite all of Parks' skills, the answers he seeks remain elusive and force him to delve deeper into the shocking and deceptive Cross' family history, which sets the stage for an explosive finale that Parks can only hope to survive. Set in Charleston, South Carolina, The Trust is the debut novel from Sean Keefer. Blending elements of traditional southern literary fiction, suspense and mystery; you won't be satisfied until the final page is turned.

Good Reads Summary

This novel starts out with immediate action and a mystery to draw the reader into the novel.  Noah Parks is not a particularly famous lawyer, he lives a typical life.  In the first few chapters of the novel, he finds out that he has been named to probate the will of a wealthy Leonard Cross-a man he has never met.  In exchange for his services, Noah will receive the contents of a safety deposit box.  Noah isn't quite sure what to make of this new development.  Events in the novel get even stranger when people around and connected to the estate mysteriously die. 

Noah is a very likable character.  He is kind and easy-going, very humble.  The author manages to put the plot, and not the characters or other sub-plots, at the forefront of the novel.  The reader will enjoy Noah immensely and the secondary characters to an extent, but the reader will feel as if he/she is personally involved in this mystery.  The author's way of writing will allow the reader to experience the unease in the atmosphere and the literal air of mystery.  The novel contains action-filled scenes and is very fast-paced.  The ending is satisfying and a little bit of a surprise. 

This novel is recommended for readers who enjoy mysteries and novels with plenty of action. 

5 Stars
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  1. Sean K said...:

    Thanks for a great review.