“The Brothers’ Keepers” by Matthew Peters Book Review

By Ruth on March 6, 2015 in book, review

The Brothers' Keepers (A Nicholas Branson Novel Book 1)The Brothers’ Keepers by Matthew Peters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Permit me to say from the outset that this is one of the most unusual thrillers I’ve ever read. I was intrigued by subject matter and the premise, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed by the way the author captured this. Being a committed Christian, I’m never bothered by any books that challenge my faith. In fact, sometimes I appreciate a good challenge. It reminds me of why I believe as I do.

First of all, it is important to point out that there is some profanity in the book. There are a few sexual references/innuendoes as well, but there is no detail on that. While I could have done without these, I would never mark the book down for this. Additionally, I struggled to keep all the characters straight. I would have loved to have some cast of characters guide that I could have consulted (perhaps there was one and I missed it–I was reading a review copy after all). But again, I wouldn’t mark a book down for this.

For me, the story was well-developed and full of excitement. The right amount of suspense and tension was maintained throughout. In fact, some will not enjoy the conclusion of the book, but I found that it was a perfect ending. There was no overly descriptive violence in the book either. It was evident that the author had done his research. In fact, I wish that I had known just a bit more about church history. I’m grateful I knew what I did, and the Biblical references and the way they were used was intriguing. If you are looking for a book that will challenge the views of orthodox Christianity written in a thrilling style, this book is certainly for you.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  1. Thank you!

  2. Judy maharrey March 7, 2015 Reply

    this sounds like a book i would like to read. i will be checking it out.

  3. Dale Hunsberger March 7, 2015 Reply

    This sounds like a great read!

  4. Debbie Welchert March 7, 2015 Reply

    The book sounds interesting. I don’t think it’s the kind of book I would like to read. Thanks for the review.

  5. Lyndsey March 9, 2015 Reply

    Sounds like a great book!

  6. Darlene Cruz March 10, 2015 Reply

    Awesome review and you made me go out and get it. Thanks!

  7. Jessica M. March 10, 2015 Reply

    This looks like a great book to try out! Thanks for the review!

  8. Traci U March 10, 2015 Reply

    Sounds like a really good book.

  9. marla king March 10, 2015 Reply

    Sounds like a great book…..I would like to read it too.

  10. denise low March 11, 2015 Reply

    This sounds like it would be a good book. Thank you for the review

  11. Sandra Watts March 22, 2015 Reply

    I love a good thriller. Interested in checking this out.
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  12. Cheryl Everitt March 17, 2017 Reply

    I am looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the review.

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