“Our lives are lived between madness and secrets.” The year is 1978. Arena rock is at its peak, and British rock band Leviathon is at the top of the charts.Carys Sterling, the daughter of Leviathon’s lead singer, Allyn Sterling, is kidnapped. Assigned to lead the investigation for the missing girl are Paul Taglia and Jeff Kincaid, partners for seven years with LAPD's Missi“Our lives are lived between madness and secrets.” The year is 1978. Arena rock is at its peak, and British rock band Leviathon is at the top of the charts.Carys Sterling, the daughter of Leviathon’s lead singer, Allyn Sterling, is kidnapped. Assigned to lead the investigation for the missing girl are Paul Taglia and Jeff Kincaid, partners for seven years with LAPD's Missing Persons Unit.They discover Sterling and guitarist, Derek Quinn, are men with secrets going back more than ten years. Was Carys kidnapped for the ransom she can command from her wealthy father? Or is Allyn’s past coming back to haunt him?Kincaid and Taglia, too, are wrestling with secrets of their own. Even as they follow a complex trail through the unfamiliar world of rock 'n roll, they have to cope with the sudden -- and unexpected -- change in their own relationship that could destroy their partnership forever. Together in the quest for Carys Sterling, the four men must confront ten years of sex, drugs and lies in order to discover the reality of love, trust and mortality.“Our secrets make us who we are.”...
|Title||:||bird of paradise|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||328 Pages|
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bird of paradise Reviews
Somewhat at a loss for words to describe "Bird of Paradise" by G.J. Paterson ... But I will try: engaging, moving, suspenseful, intelligent, compelling, sensitive, intense, addictive. A finely-wrought mystery which steadily builds to a tense, white-knuckle conclusion that grabs you for the wild hundred-page final ride and doesn't let go.The story was clearly carefully thought-out; this was no "Write your novel in 30 days!". The dialogue is smart and well-crafted. The author shows a deep understanding of human-nature, telling a tough but tender story of loyalty, love and friendship. The mirroring of the two parallel love stories is beautifully done, laced with the bond of creativity, the joy of music, the excruciating pain of addiction, the wounds of the past, and the erotic tension of unspeakable love. The characters are scarred, unique, believable, endearing, flawed, and drawn with psychological depth and truth. I miss them already ... I can only hope that this is the first of a series. More, please!
This was an engaging read, loved all MCs, although the plot during the final 20-25% was too overloaded. Little less would have been better.
2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
This was an interesting book,with a well-wrought mystery, but rather heavy and dark in tone with all the guilt and angst. I could never quite warm up to the characters.