Sea of Doubt: The Greatest Story Ever Sold Review

  • After leaving behind a brilliant, but emotionally exhausting career in advertising, Mal Thomas wants nothing more than to enjoy the peace and serenity of the home he and his wife share in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. That serenity is interrupted when, seemingly out of nowhere, Mal gets a call that pulls him back into his old world, and on a path to undertaking an extraordinary assignment: Alfredo Baptiste, the world’s most powerful and mysterious industrialist wants Mal to promote the alleged second coming of the Messiah. As Mal and his team of cynical “Mad” men and women confront their own doubts about the validity of Baptiste’s seemingly ridiculous claim that his adopted son Sebastian is this new Messiah, they can’t resist the challenge, and find themselves thrust into a world of greed and revenge. In a fast moving and often sardonic narrative that crisscrosses New York, North Carolina, Miami, and Buenos Aires, Sea of Doubt has its roots in our endless obsession with fame and pop-culture. As Mal’s team develops an unstoppable global campaign, a worldwide media feeding frenzy ensues, causing people to set aside all logic and reason, leading to tragic consequences. Baptiste’s motivation is ultimately revealed in a twisted and unexpected ending as parallel worlds and a seismic conspiracy explode in an ending that will make you wonder how you didn’t see it coming earlier. Sea of Doubt provides a window into human nature and media driven mass persuasion, forcing us to look at consequences of the choices we make. Ultimately Holden shows us how belief in ourselves is what really matters. You will laugh out loud at the absurdity of the challenges that Mal and his team find themselves confronted with, while at the same time being forced to examine the role we all play in enabling the media to shape our thinking, and dictate our lives.

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“I loved this book! When I heard about the plot, I was very intrigued. When I started reading the book, I was captivated. Holden has a special way of telling a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, always wondering what’s going to happen next. His characters are authentic and believable, thrusting you to examine your own beliefs and questioning the reality of something like this really happening. Thoroughly enjoyed reading every page of Sea of Doubt.” By V. Parker

“Although I admit I don’t read a lot of books I could not stop reading Sea of Doubt until It was done. (2 days) From the first sentence, paragraph and chapter you will be hooked also. I loved how Jeremy put excellent visions of the characters in my head with the way he writes. The excellent story will keep you turning the page after page like it did with me !”By Michelle

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Product Details

Author: Jeremy D Holden
Kindle price: Paperback $10.95
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Clean Publishing (October 3, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997897007
ISBN-13: 978-0997897005
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,221 in Books

Best Kept Secrets Review

  • Alexandra Gaither is a savvy, beautiful attorney who finally has the power to get what she has always wanted — justice. Twenty-five years before, her mother died a scandalous death. Now as she investigates her mother’s former lover, his best friend, and the father figure to them both, she will risk everything to uncover their best kept secrets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“I’m normally a Sandra Brown fan but this is just TOO bad.How a supposedly intelligent young woman could ever find an oafish boor like Reede attractive is beyond me. Alex’s mother had died a scandalous death in this small West Texas town 25 years previously and now she’s back in her role of A.D.A. to reopen the case and discover her mothers murderer.The premise of the story is ok. but when the hero is portrayed as a man 18 years her senior who grabs her hand and places it on his crotch shortly after meeting her, the feeling of the book turns not to romance but to just plain lust and general nastiness.Could any woman find this behaviour appealing?” By Beverley Strong

“I don’t know what bothered me more about this book. It could have been the fact that the lead character “fell” for the same man her mom did, or the fact that she was supposedly this strong woman who ended up looking anything but that as the story went on. I found myself getting more and more frustrated as the story went on for not walking away and throwing the book in the garbage. But, I got to a point where I was too far into it to give it up. This really was a pretty bad book. The characters were so superficial and you didn’t know who to root for. The premise was a good one-Alex trying to find her mother’s murderer, but there was no development to it, and the story could have been so much better than it was.

A bad book, with bad characters and a very stupid plot. I need to find out what is wrong with me that I keep reading books by Sandra Brown. She is just not that good.” By ACDCJen

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Product Details

Author: Sandra Brown
Kindle price: Hardcover $34.99 Paperback $13.05 Mass Market Paperback $6.62
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (March 25, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455550744
ISBN-13: 978-1455550746
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (987 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,278 in Books