Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Story That Had No Beginning by Daniel Kemp

The Story That Had No Beginning
by Daniel Kemp

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Creativia; 1 edition (May 4, 2018)
Publication Date: May 4, 2018
Genre: Literary Fiction
Print Length: 158 pages
Available from: Amazon
Alicia Collinson poses a surprising question to her dinner guests:

“Do you think lying is endemic in society today?”

They all have different answers based on their experiences, but what was the purpose of Alicia’s question?

She was separated from her twin brother, Tom, when they were eight. Tom graduated into a life of violence, while Alice found a life of fortune and wealth in her partner, Mary.

But when Mary unexpectedly passes away, a new person enters Alice's life - someone who seems to know every detail about her.

Soon, her past and present lives collide with life-changing consequences.
The Story That Had No Beginning by Daniel Kemp

The Story That Had No BeginningTwins, separated as children and raised in foster care, Tom lived and died in a life of violence while Alice found love and good fortune. When her partner dies, Alice will find herself caught up in a raging storm as the past collides head on with the present, forever changing her future.

Tom and Alice’s paths would cross again in life, but only Tom would know. Would that be the last time or just the last time in life? Two souls, born of the same blood, two divergent paths, but are they so different? They each took what they wanted, when they wanted and manipulated those around them. Were they victims of circumstance or puppeteers of life? We each relate to others in our own unique way, what one might call dishonest, another would say is meant to avoid confrontation or pain.

Intriguing and dark, THE STORY THAT HAD NO BEGINNING by Daniel Kemp certainly raises some interesting questions about humanity’s relationships. Are past relationships and interactions like ghosts to haunt us later in life?

A quick read that is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking and well-told.

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