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The Luthier (A Concerto, Part One) ➜ [Epub] ❧ The Luthier (A Concerto, Part One) By S.A. Softley ➦ – Thomashillier.co.uk Quinn Hunter is unstoppable With a beautiful young wife, a growing real estate fortune and a promising career, it seems that everything he touches turns to gold Beneath the surface, however, troubles Quinn Hunter is unstoppable With a beautiful young wife, a growing real estate fortune and a promising career, it seems that everything he touches turns to gold Beneath the surface, however, troubles are simmering A new client forces him to recognize that things at home are anything but idyllic and a call from his estranged grandfather throws his perfect life into chaos While dealing with tragedy and trying to pick up the pieces of a life left behind, Quinn is forced to rediscover characters from his past, each with their own idiosyncrasies and baggage The Luthier is a coming of age story, both nostalgic and contemporary It is the story of a young man who must choose whether or not to face his family s demons and the skeletons in his own closet A man who must choose either to rediscover his passions or to follow his dreams of corporate success.


10 thoughts on “The Luthier (A Concerto, Part One)

  1. Rune Rune says:

    I received this book as a gift from the author, in return of an honest review as I had previously enjoyed his previous book Penance of leather.And I gotta say I really enjoyed this one This is a cleverly crafted coming of age story, set in different time periods.Our protagonist Quinn has a difficult background, orphaned at an early age and raised by his strict grandfather He grows up in a small village in Canada, where his Austrian grandfather is a famous and sought after luthier servi I received this book as a gift from the author, in return of an honest review as I had previously enjoyed his previous book Penance of leather.And I gotta say I really enjoyed this one This is a cleverly crafted coming of age story, set in different time periods.Our protagonist Quinn has a difficult background, orphaned at an early age and raised by his strict grandfather He grows up in a small village in Canada, where his Austrian grandfather is a famous and sought after luthier servicing violins of the utmost quality from all over.Quinn divides his time between his grandfathers village and his boarding school, and when life crashes down around him he stops evolving.The book switches between young Quinn, and grown up Quinn, who s in a place personally and mentally where we know that things from his past soon will catch up with him What I really enjoyed about Softleys previous book was his ability to create characters we care about And that s the situation here as well Grown up Quinn seems like a bit of an asshole, but when he shows us young Quinn we know that he s got depth and enough layers to be worthy of our time This is book 1 in a series, and it s inevitable that it ends with a cliffhanger Even though I could see what it was from a mile away, it still made me wanna shout Get that next book to us NOW when it ended The Luthier is really a great read, and if you enjoy character driven stories, which seemingly has depth and twists along the way get on this


  2. Dthomas Dthomas says:

    The Luthier is a compelling tale told through a series of flashbacks and the fascinating present day interior monologue of its protagonist, Quinn Hunter Opening like other novels that look to contrast an idyllic past with the troubles of modern life, the author quickly turns this formula around through a richly detailed character study of a flawed and fundamentally human protagonist This is a character that the reader is able to identify with at times uncomfortably so and uniquely, challenge The Luthier is a compelling tale told through a series of flashbacks and the fascinating present day interior monologue of its protagonist, Quinn Hunter Opening like other novels that look to contrast an idyllic past with the troubles of modern life, the author quickly turns this formula around through a richly detailed character study of a flawed and fundamentally human protagonist This is a character that the reader is able to identify with at times uncomfortably so and uniquely, challenge, while at the same time supporting the character Like a well composed piece of music, the feel and pacing of the novel is brisk, dynamic and quintessentially romantic in the musical sense of the term reflecting the inner life of Quinn Hunter Each chapter strikes a counterpoint between past and present, between innocence and experience that immerses the reader in the author s vividly described world A world that is nuanced and continually takes the reader into the most vulnerable aspects of themselves The Luthier is truly a beautiful and highly accessible read, and a wonderful place to spend a summer afternoon, if only for a few hours


  3. Carolyn McBride Carolyn McBride says:

    I cannot wait for the next part


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