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Disintegration: A Mystery Thriller [Kindle Edition]

Scott Nicholson

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Identical twins vie for a family empire built on deceit, cruelty, and dark secrets--and one woman stands between them while another waits in the shadows.

DISINTEGRATION
(Revised March 2011. Includes alternate ending. DRM-free)

When a mysterious fire destroys his home and shatters his family, Jacob Wells is pulled into a downward spiral that draws him ever closer to the past he thought was dead and buried.

Now his twin brother Joshua is back in town, seeking to settle old scores and claim his half of the Wells birthright. Jacob’s wife Renee is struggling with her own past and her attempts to salvage Jacob are driven by guilt and ambition.

As Jacob and Joshua return to the twisted roles they adopted at the hands of cruel, demanding parents, they wage a war of pride, wealth, and passion. They share a poisonous obsession with the provocative, manipulative Carlita, whose immigrant family helped build the Wells fortune.

Joshua wants other things, too, but Jacob’s desires are divided between the forbidden love he can’t possess, the respectability he can never have, and the revenge he is dying to taste. And Renee has dark motives of her own.

If only Jacob can figure out which of them to blame. But the lines of identity are blurred, because Joshua and Jacob share much more than blood.

And the childhood games have become deadly serious.

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A crime thriller from Scott Nicholson, #1 Kindle bestselling mystery and paranormal author of THE RED CHURCH, CRIME BEAT, THE SKULL RING, SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD, HEAD CASES, and 13 other books. With J.R. Rain he's written the urban fantasies CURSED! and GHOST COLLEGE, and, as L.C. Glazebrook, the YA paranormal series OCTOBER GIRLS. Visit him at Author Central

"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

"Buy everything he writes. He's the real deal."--Bentley Little, The Disappearance

"Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--JA Konrath, Shaken

"A psychological thriller that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go, not even at its shocking conclusion."--Vicki Tyley, Thin Blood

"This is one author that aims to kill and never misses.” – Jeremy Robinson, author of INSTINCT

About the Author

Scott Nicholson is a #1 Kindle bestseller in Mystery and Suspense. He's written 12 novels, including THE RED CHURCH, THE SKULL RING, and AS I DIE LYING. He's also published six story collections, as well as the paranormal romance OCTOBER GIRLS and, with J.R. Rain, the urban fantasy CURSED! Scott Nicholson is also a screenwriter and musician, visit him at Author Central or www.hauntedcomputer.com.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1658 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (Feb. 25 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0048EL5M6
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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  83 reviews
59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and disturbing Oct. 27 2010
By Christa Polkinhorn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Another reviewer called this book "an emotional rollercoaster" and it sure was for me, too. I was sad, angry, I laughed insanely, and I hated this book at times. I wanted to throw it at the wall (except it's in my Kindle and, of course, I didn't want to ruin my eReader), but I couldn't stop. I'm not a thriller lover and now I know why. I want my characters to be flawed, troubled, even tortured but I want them to be basically good people, and the characters in this novel are anything but decent.
So why am I giving this novel 5 stars? Because, it is so well written. There is never a dull moment; each scene moves the story forward, giving just enough hints to build tension. I stayed up half the night, reading, wanting to know what's going to happen next. There are so many surprises, yet there is enough foreshadowing to lead the reader along the way to its shocking end. Lovers of thrillers will have a heyday with this. Highly recommended.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, dark and brilliant Oct. 28 2010
By VickiT - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Jacob Wells wakes to the smell of smoke. Flames engulf the hallway to his 9-year-old daughter's bedroom. Frantic he tries to save her, in the process sustaining a dislocated hip and second-degree burns to over twenty percent of his body...

A psychological thriller that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go, not even at its shocking conclusion. It literally tore at my insides. Intense and emotional, this is Scott Nicholson at his finest.

Powerful, dark and brilliant.
24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars First review, and it's a doozy Dec 19 2010
By Kristen Lewandowski - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've never actually written a review for Amazon before. I'm a lover of books, and since receiving my Kindle as a gift last Christmas, have amassed quite a large collection of old and new favorites. I browse Kindle lists for free and cheap books, so I know there's a certain amount of "don't complain, it's free" talk. However, I am vaguely insulted that I spent ANY amount of money on this book.

I am no prude, and I don't mind my characters dark and twisted. This story, however, was so poorly written from the beginning that I found myself skipping over great chunks of inane prose just to get to the next plot point. The description of Christine's funeral actually made me giggle in a time where the author was clearly attempting, however poorly, to elicit sympathy.

I'm the type of reader who laughs aloud, cries desperately, and wholly identifies and sympathizes with characters. In short, I totally get into books. But not this book. I rolled my eyes through the entire thing, put the book down several times in disgust, and complained bitterly to my bewildered husband. I have a curious nature, though, so I had to finish. I read the last quarter in about 10 minutes, skipping whole paragraphs in my vain desire to see if ANYTHING about these characters was redeeming.

Short review: this book was an affront to my love of books and sense of dignity. I'm all for corrupt, detestable characters if there are other essentially good, if flawed, characters to balance out the evil. These characters were so contemptible that I found myself actually hoping they'd all just kill each other and end the book a good 100 pages sooner. This book was depressing, boring, and ludicrous all at the same time. I wish I could get those hours back.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written Oct. 31 2010
By Diane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The writerly craft of this book is amazing. The description of pain is so right on I will refer people to it when they ask what my Fibromyalgia is like. The story pulls you along as your understanding of the characters deepens and changes. Saying any more might give something away and you need to experience this book without any forewarning. The only thing keeping me from giving it a 5+ is that I hated the ending. It's not badly done, it's just not the type of ending I wanted. Mr. Nicholson is a wonderful writer, I just wish he'd write something less dark and twisted for me to read.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars raw and engaging Dec 27 2010
By M&M - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading the other reviews, this definitely seems like a "love it or hate it" type of book. I agree these characters are duplicitous and scheming, but human and vulnerable, so I enjoyed the experience. Reminded me a little of the old Jim Thompson crime novels. I say give it a try. It definitely won't bore you or leave you without a response.

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