The perfect brother
Expectations, doing what others require of you, fulfilling family requirements and never second guessing or questioning the judgment of others. I
A college professor falls for a student and takes on the hidden challenges that secrets and lies create. A family arranged marriage, a wedding both sides of parents want planned and a future wife who wants this to take place. No ambitions, no desire for a career, Rani goes along with her parents model of what life expects of her. Amar can’t focus at times and Mallory is his student and a chance encounter as Rani
tries to see him class and
in action, sets a turn if events that brings both him and Mallory on a collision course if disaster.
Mallory goes ballistic and walks out of class, working as a barrister she meets Tim who flirts with her but whose girlfriend is missing. Katie Lord is missing and why is Amar questioned?
Parents are more than upset when he breaks off the engagement and insists he changes his mind but does not even though his mother has a heart attack and is in the hospital.
Mallory is either paranoid or someone is following her.
Indira Saraf works in a company using her AI skills but not to her advantage that of the company. Their goal is to develop a dating app that allows them to know just about everything that the owner of the phone app does in order to monitor their buying choices, shopping habits and being able to send the person coupons, sales information and more. It’s seems more like invasion of privacy but there are some that might like this.
The author shares how Mallory and Amar met, how they become a couple and the horrific breakup and the confrontation between them. Then the unthinkable happens and the police question him about Katie Lord and one night with Mallory and their relationship back on track and he leaves her apartment and the next think she’s dead. With no one else on their list he’s arrested for murder one and his life becomes, unraveled, no bail and Indira decides to become detective and look into the lives of those he came in contact with as the author shares what happened with another girl he dated who also wound up dead . Lives are at stake and Amar unravels and his past and present collide.
A class on lying before his arrest allows readers to contemplate the definition and usage of the word snd when if at all it’s okay to lie.
With no solution in sight and a trial in his future will he ever be found not guilty? How will Indira help and who is Brock and who else was close to Mallory?
Her father was shamed and even though she took time off to help them with her mother ill, no one supported her brother and now using the same technology for the app would she be able to copy code and find a way to track down a killer?
Then Indira is found out and why does Dylan help her and supply more of the technology plus what will he decide when Rani offers him a alibi but more in the form of blackmail?
Things escalated as Indira stakes out Brock and it gets dangerous as she falls prey to his actions and has to hope to get away. Added in what about work and where does she stand with the app and trying to put a tracking one on Brock’s phone?
As India becomes more persistent and falls into the information from the app, it comes to light that Brock might know more about what happened to Katie and Dylan’s cop friend Jason entering the picture. What is Brock hiding?
As the pieces fit together some are frayed and then Katie appears and her account of what happened to her is filled with changes and each time she tells about what happened it’s never the same twice until yen ugly truth comes to light.
Indira uses the algorithm and the technology attached to the app to track both Brock’s and Tim’s movements but will it help Amar? Then her auntie sheets her something that if she proceeded it might have solved the murder.
Different accounts told, Rani, claiming Amar was with her,lies , betrayals and deceptions and deceits and an accident that almost cost two lives. Dylan wanting to help clear Amar and caring for Indira, Jason the cop who begins to piece it together and Indira realizes who the real killer is. Maybe the technology and the uses of this app can help do more than track a person’s movements. What if it solves a murder?
The ending will shock readers and the killer is crafty, diabolical and inventive. Who killed Mallory? Just how did Indira get the information and use the app to find a killer? What happens when her mother is a target and what is Amar’s reaction to the harsh truth and how will he face it?
A perfect murder but is it? A murder for revenge and a murder of necessity as family comes first, marriages need to be probably arranged and a killer had it all planned. Author Chris
Patchell weaves a novel with many intricate twists and turns until the final ping and ding on a phone exposes it all. One tough and relentless sister, one brother who has to find his way back, one killer that shows no remorse and a young girl who just wanted Tim back? Lies will destroy you, deceptions will bring you down as Indira finds truth and wants freedom for her Perfect Brother.
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