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The Parrot's Perch by Karen Keilt

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Brazil......Electric. Exciting. Hot. Brazil is famous for its world class beaches, beautiful women, Samba and soccer, but even its gently swaying palms and sultry nouveau beat can't cover up the sound of screaming.

Soon to be a major motion picture The Parrot's Perch scores high as it weaves together a chilling tale based on actual events in a triple play of greed, deception and betrayal conjuring up images of unsurpassed beauty and unimaginable horror.

Bright iridescent feathers, resplendent tropical hues, fast cars, and the ultra privileged life in the equestrian circuit are the lives of Catlin Lauria and her big brother, Freddy. But evil has found them, and it won't back off until someone makes a final pay-off.

A sexy-successful-girl-next-door, an uber-cute-party-boy, drugs, Carnival and the good life; dirty cops, corruption and torture, this story has it all, and you won't be able to put it down for a second, wondering "Can this world be real?" It is. Fasten your seat belts as you take this journey of revenge, retaliation, and redemption; it's gonna change your life.

Goodreads summary

This book does have a very different world.  The summary tells the reader nicely what to expect.  The point of view varies, it seems like it's more from the author's point of view than the characters.  The characters all have at least one, if not more, quirk that will make them stand out in the readers' memory.  The events are fast-paced, colorful, and almost surreal.  The book moves quickly from one scene to the next in an almost helter-skelter way. 

The characters are not always likable, but they are not all meant to be.  They will likely take the reader by surprise on more than one occasion.  There really is a lot of corruption and dirty cops, the author handles that subject well.  This book is recommended to adult readers.

3 Stars

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