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Reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers' Favorite
As a reviewer, it’s always such a pleasure to discover a writer whose style is fast-paced and doesn’t bog the reader down in details, whose storyline is fresh and different, and whose characters are unique and capture the imagination. For me, Deborah Levison is that kind of writer, and A Nest Of Snakes is not one to miss if you enjoy psychological and/or legal thrillers.
From the onset of this absorbing tale, the very wealthy but reclusive protagonist Brendan Cortland intrigues us. His behavior is strange; his mansion is filled with expensive purchases; he avoids everyone except his housekeeper, chauffeur, and therapist and he can’t stand being touched. Immediately we want to know why. When he agrees with his therapist to take his sad case to court and begins confiding all the ugly details of his adolescent experiences in an exclusive, private boarding school to his beautiful lawyer, we are horrified and repulsed, but unable to stop reading.
While the primary plot is more than enough to keep us riveted, Levison has cleverly woven in several sub-plots around the supporting characters: the therapist, the Polish housekeeper and her chauffeur son; the young female lawyer and her father, and other students of Torburton Hall. Their stories all come together perfectly with some very unexpected twists at the end. In short, Levison never gives her readers’ imaginations a dull moment! Terrific plotting and characterization make her writing a joy to read. Discovering Deborah Levison has been a real pleasure. I, for one, will be keeping an eye out for her next book.