A House of Many Rooms by Marius Gabriel

Occasionally I’m asked if I would like to review a particular book and I don’t often take up the chance as I have so many books of my own to get through but I was intrigued when I was asked to read some books by author Marius Gabriel, he’s a thriller and mystery writer and also writes romances under the name Madeleine Ker, Mills and Boons I believe, don’t knock them, a friend of mine says that as she has been married such a long time – M and B books are her only way of experiencing romance! I had never heard of him before but as he has written quite a lot of books over the years, I thought I would give this one a go.

Michael and Barbara Florio are a wealthy couple, although it’s really Barbara who holds the purse strings. Their marriage is falling apart, Barbara is on the booze and has become abusive and their two adopted daughters are caught in the middle of it all. Therese, the youngest, has a history of fire raising and when her biological mother reads about her troubles in a newspaper she determines to track her down.

This book had plenty of twists and turns in it and didn’t go the way which I was expecting at all. I had thought it was going to be a bit of a Thornbirds scenario but thankfully it wasn’t. I will be reading more by Marius Gabriel in the future.

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