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The Perfect Plan

A Novel
Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Bryan Reardon comes a tense, twisting story about two brothers locked together in a dangerous game - and an unforgettable tale of a family’s dark secrets.

Liam Brennan teeters on the edge. Early one morning, he snaps, kidnapping a young woman who works for Drew Brennan, Liam’s older brother and the upstart candidate in a heated election. This sudden, vicious attack appears to be the beginning of an unthinkable spiral. But when it comes to the Brennan brothers, nothing is what it seems.

To the rest of the world, Liam is the troubled problem child who grew up to be his brother’s enforcer, while Drew has always been the perfect son and a charismatic leader who has his sights set on the governor’s mansion with his charming and beautiful wife, Patsy, by his side.

Now, as Liam tries to stay one step ahead of the authorities and his brother, every passing minute provides a deeper glimpse into the brothers’ past, long hidden behind a picture-perfect suburban veneer. With the threat of the truth surfacing, Liam and Drew are driven toward one final, desperate act....

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Critic Reviews

“An intense and gripping psychological thriller. Bryan Reardon’s dark and intimate exploration of the damage we inflict on the people we are supposed to love kept me turning the pages at warp speed. The Perfect Plan is a nuanced, heartbreaking, and yet ultimately satisfying book.” (Karen Dionne, author of the international best seller The Marsh King's Daughter)

“In his fast-paced, gritty novel, The Perfect Plan, Bryan Reardon pits brother against brother and takes his readers deep inside the corrupt world of a high-stakes political election. With an unapologetic eye, Reardon examines the lengths to which one man will go in order to gain power. Alternating between an action-packed present and a heartbreaking past, Reardon expertly builds his characters from the ground up and keeps readers guessing until the very end.” (Lori Roy, Edgar Award-winning author of The Disappearing)

 "Intense, disturbing, and incredibly chilling. The talented Bryan Reardon skillfully peels back the protective veneer of family to reveal a vein of manipulation, destruction and human frailty. What heartbreaking realities may lurk behind seemingly benevolent faces will haunt you on every page. Powerful and realistic, The Perfect Plan perfectly reveals the dark psychology that can twist the lust for power." (Hank Phillippi Ryan, nationally best-selling author of Trust Me

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Good plot that failed to engage..

This book had major potential but unlikable character s and confusing plot twists made it hard to follow until the end....

I feel like the editing of this book likely eliminated parts that would have connected you more to thr “protagonist” (if that’s what you want to call him)

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Beautifully written book and spectacularly performed. The story itself was just okay. Would I suggest it? It’s worth a go :)

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I tried, I really tried

This book was part of a book club. I did finish it but it was a struggle. Just not a good story. I really did try to enjoy it. But the writing was not done well. I can’t put my finger on it but it was just not consistent. The author falls short of his idea of descriptions.