I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. A great family saga and mystery.
Reflecting on life and love, 337 is a masterfully penned family-orientated mystery. Original, somewhat witty and extremely emotive, I just couldn’t put this book down!
Drama of the highest caliber unfolds as soon as we start reading Sam’s story. The descriptive opening of a family picnic depicts a normal happy family. Yet, the Darte family is far from normal and as removed from happy as you can get. The topic of death and loss may not sound appealing, and yet the journey we travel with Sam completely draws us in until we’re desperate to know the truth about Sam’s mother and what really happened to her. More importantly, I was on tender hooks to find out whether upon receipt of this knowledge Sam could begin to live. You see we find him at a time when he is basically hiding away from the world, to the extent he even works from home and his wife has left him. The traumatic effects of his younger years, has thrown a web of melancholy over him, which he wears like a favorite coat. Surprisingly, it is his dying, estranged Granma Joan, who finally reaches in to pull on the thread which will start his unraveling. Joan is skillfully and perfectly captured by the pen, so much so, that I felt like I was there. I have to say I found the ending awesome. And I am sure the memory of Sam listening to his mother singing in the kitchen will stay with me a long time.
M Jonathan Lee is certainly a master craftsman. In 337, he has composed a realistic, gripping family suspense, with a poetical feel to the writing and excellent pace. With prose as smooth as molasses this book comes highly recommended. This book is available free on Kindle Unlimited or is $4.99 to buy.
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