A Poison Tree

A Poison Tree It is and as the Millennium approaches old certainties wither For family man David Braddock his hitherto predictable world is undergoing a slow collapse The people closest to him seem suddenl
  • Title: A Poison Tree
  • Author: John Dolan
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  • A Poison Tree
    It is 1999, and as the Millennium approaches, old certainties wither For family man, David Braddock, his hitherto predictable world is undergoing a slow collapse The people closest to him seem suddenly different As desires and aspirations tangle around each other like parasite stems, betrayal is in the air And so is murder Fans of Braddock will finally learn the sequeIt is 1999, and as the Millennium approaches, old certainties wither For family man, David Braddock, his hitherto predictable world is undergoing a slow collapse The people closest to him seem suddenly different As desires and aspirations tangle around each other like parasite stems, betrayal is in the air And so is murder Fans of Braddock will finally learn the sequence of events that drove him into exile in Asia, while for new readers, A Poison Tree is the perfect introduction to the Time, Blood and Karma series.
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  • John Dolan

    Makes a living by travelling, talking a lot and sometimes writing stuff down Galericulate author, polymath and occasional smarty pants John Dolan hails from a small town in the North East of England Before turning to writing, his career encompassed law and finance He has run businesses in Europe, South and Central America, Africa and Asia He and his wife Fiona currently divide their time between Thailand and the UK.John is the author of the Time, Blood and Karma series.

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  • A Poison Tree Time, Blood and Karma, 3 by John Dolan simply blew me away with the author s wonderful characters and detailed descriptions of family in England leading up to the end of 1999 This book is full of suspicion, Dolan Hitchcock style tragedy, Dolan Shakespeare style drama, mystery, Dolan Patricia Highsmith style The author takes a mundane marriage and shoots a million amps through it, strapped to an electric chair.I particularly enjoyed the opening scene so reminiscent of Patricia Highs [...]



  • THE SERIES KEEPS GETTING BETTER A Poison Tree, the third book in the Time, Blood and Karma series for author John Dolan is actually a prequel It tells the story of how the main character, David Braddock came to be in Thailand.It is also my favourite of the three books so far I know I m giving away a lot here It s akin to choosing a favourite child you re not supposed to do it, butEveryone Burns kicked off the series and captivated me based on a strong protagonist in an exotic land Hungry Ghosts [...]


  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the fresh and beautiful words of John Dolan May 4, 2014By Billy Ray ChitwoodFormat Kindle EditionJohn Dolan s literary genius is constantly evident in A Poison Tree, his third installment of the Time, Blood, and Karma Series Ultimately, there are to be seven books in the series, each book standing alone but tracking our anti hero, Englishman David Braddock, and his amusing, dangerous, and sad adventures If you have read Everyone Burns , Book 1, and Hungry Ghosts , B [...]


  • A Poison Tree by John Dolan is a prequel to his David Braddock detective series, Time, Blood and Karma This novel is set in the UK, before Braddock moves to Asia It begins at the turn of the millennium and a cinematic reference to Strangers on a Train kicks off the novel on its complex and well plotted course.The rather amusing character Jim proposes not so jokingly to his friend David that they kill each other s wives David declines as he claims to be happy in his marriage, but this is not enti [...]


  • Another great read in the Time, Blood and Karma Series.Author John Dolan does it again Hooked right from the start Another intriguing tale however, there were once again passages that brought a smile to my face The book is full of conspiracy, deceit, love, betrayal, and tragedy A young David Braddock meets Anna, and then falls in love with her sister, Claire Life moves on and he hires detective, Mr Cumberbatch to do some investigations into some personal concerns But what s worse, why would he w [...]


  • John Dolan takes us back in time to 1999 to extensively cover events that he had previously alluded to in Everyone Burns Hungry Ghosts Although the setting is far from exotic Leicester vs Thailand the storyline certainly doesn t disappoint This book contains all the action, suspense, salaciousness, humor, wisdom, intrigue and excitement that we ve come across so far It s just as much of a page turner as the two previous books Now that we know about David Braddock s past, we ll be able to enjoy h [...]


  • A Poison Tree Time, Blood and Karma Series by John Dolan You can t escape you past even if you move to ThailandI have had the pleasure of reading all of John Dolan s books in his series Time, Blood, and Karma up to now about a very singular detective therapist David Braddock, who lives in Thailand, is witty, deadpan, a pocket philosopher, fascinated by Buddhism, and with an intriguing back story.When I read the first novel Everyone Burns I wanted to know about the main character, who is the con [...]


  • A Poison Tree is John Dolan s third book in his Time, Blood and Karma series and is, in a word, fantastic I make every effort to not overuse superlatives since they lose their effect and can actually dampen the impact of reviews like these Oh, come on, B.R I can hear you say Fantastic Really I bet you say that to all the books with pretty covers So at the risk of dampening this review like a wet, cold mist over Leicester, I repeat A Poison Tree is fantastic.I ve been looking forward to discoveri [...]


  • Having read the first two in the Time, Blood and Karma series, I was well aware of Braddock s troubled past and so I was very much looking forward to discovering the details involved A Poison Tree takes us back to 1999 in lovely or not so Leicester, England, and grants us a window on the events leading to Braddock s departure for the Far East As with the first two, the writing is superb and one cannot help but appreciate Mr Dolan s command of the English language In addition to being filled with [...]


  • Though I loved the first two books in the Time, Blood and Karma series, The Poison Tree took the saga to a whole different level In this flashback to 1999 we discover a much different David Braddock, a man who adores his wife and tolerates his role in the family business, a far cry from the jaded, womanizing detective slash therapist in books one and two Not only is the writing flawless, it moves the characters along with greater depth of emotion and compassion, deftly revealing facets of their [...]


  • Death has a way of clearing your calendar A Poison Tree, book three in Time, Blood and Karma series by John Dolan is a rapturous read Powerful, emotional and with great depth The writing style invites you right in and it s an intriguing escape into an entirely different life The storyline keeps you guessing and there is comedy that makes the dark parts anything but dull and melancholy Yet the ongoing hypocrisy is almost too much Writing doesn t get much better than this There were some lines I h [...]


  • I m genuinely surprised to say that A Poison Tree is my favorite book in the Time, Blood and Karma series so far Not because I didn t think it would be good, but because I d become attached to anti ish hero David Braddock s life in Thailand His life in an exotic locale as a private eye with a very sexy and complicated love life I didn t particularly want to be brought back to his home in England or even to meet his wife the one whose mysterious death he alludes to so often in the other books I w [...]


  • A Poison Tree is quite different from Everyone Burns and Hungry Ghosts, for all that it also centers around the life and times of one David Braddock While the first two books follow his adventures as a widower, ex pat, film noir worthy anti hero in Thailand, this third novel returns to Braddock s married life, a decade before, in England Strong hint go grab John s twisted, grimly funny short story Jim Fosse s Expense Claim prior to the read It s a savory little amuse bouche before this main cour [...]


  • The prequel to the Blood, Love, and Karma series is exceptional I should not be surprised, the author has proven himself to be beyond talented This story shows the extent of that talent Written third this book has been released after the first two books in the series that means he either had all this backstory clearly developed in his mind, or he is a mastermind He created a story that not only answered the questions brought to light in the books, but also seamlessly set up the plots of the seri [...]


  • A Poison Tree is a prequel to John Dolan s previous two suspense detective novels A prequel is supposed to clear up all the earlier questions In A Poison Tree, John Dolan introduces a half dozen new characters that will surely appear in future novels of the series I have a couple of favorites I look forward to encountering them again He also performs the daredevil feat of creating a prequel that leaves questions than answers This, of course, assures that his readers will be eager to read his fo [...]


  • A Poison Tree is billed as the third book of the Time, Blood and Karma series yet, in a sense, it s also both the fourth and the second That may sound odd to any reader who s not read John Dolan s previous works, so I ll explain my reasoning The author s first tale, a short humorous romp featuring Jim Fosse and an interchange of communication over an expense claim that ends in a highly unexpected fashion, introduces the reader to a strong character whose presence is a driving force in this novel [...]


  • From the blurb You kill my wife and I ll kill yours You must admit, as a proposition, it has an alluring symmetry to it It is 1999, and as the Millennium approaches, old certainties wither For family man, David Braddock, his hitherto predictable world is undergoing a slow collapse The people closest to him seem suddenly different As desires and aspirations tangle around each other like parasite stems, betrayal is in the air And so is murder Fans of Braddock will finally learn the sequence of eve [...]


  • First off I was prepared to not like this book especially with Jim Fosse s name invoked at the outset I thought that the series didn t need a prequel I was of the mind that this story, if it needed to be told at all, would have been better served by slowly introducing it by bits into future installments I may have been right I may have been wrong it makes no difference as this ain t really that book anyway.Oh the events are there all right and so those that needed a back story as a foundational [...]


  • This is the fourth book I have read by John Dolan, and I absolutely love the way he meshes the first book Jim Fosse s Expense Claim ,in to this series of books He has melded the two stories together so very cleverly It is also technically the third volume in the series Time, Blood and Karma The books follow David Braddock, a complicated and troubled individual that has relocated to Thailand to work as a counsellor and private investigator The Poison Tree tells of David s life prior to this move [...]


  • I can honestly say that A Poison Tree is one of the best mystery books I ve ever read The characters are so real and well developed that you can t help but root for them The whole film noir atmosphere set in dark and rainy England contributes perfectly to the plot, keeping you at the edge of your seat all the time.Jim Fosse, the ultimate villain of the book, whose psychological portrait is depicted so vividly, makes you wonder who s going to be his next victim and in some weird way fascinates th [...]


  • This is the third book of the series, Time, Blood, and Karma, and it s a prequel of first two books Since I read Everyone Burns Book 1 and Hungry Ghosts Book 2 , I have been eager to read this one I have to say that I like this book even than previous ones I am completely drawn to Mr Dolan s writing style, and his talent shone through his character development and storytelling The plot was highly sophisticated it injected many literary elements, some Greek mythology and ancient philosophy At ti [...]


  • I read this book in two and a bit sittings It would have just been one except that I realised that I needed at least some semblance of sleep before another day at the grindstoneHaving read the first two books in the series and having been gripped immediately by the quality and depth of the characters and the graceful prose oh and the plot s wow the plot s the flow was amazing and you were taken from your armchair, or wherever you read, and cast with aplomb into the shady yet bright world of Davi [...]


  • other top class read from a master story spinnerJohn Dolan is a gifted writer and he shares that gift with his readers in A Poison Tree a remarkable prequel to the first two sallies into the Time, Blood and Karma collection so far I ve read the three thrillers as well as the Jim Fosse s Expenses smile producer , and part of a collection they well may be, but each book is a strong stand alone gripper Dolan sculpts his narrative with an intriguing blend of crime, dark humour, a delve into the emot [...]


  • This is the third book in the series, although it is actually a prequel to the series and tells the story of seemingly unconnected characters, including David Braddock However as the book goes on you discover that all of the characters are connected in some way albeit some of them unknowingly and you will also recognise some characters Laughlan Andrews for one from the previous two books in the series.We know from the previous books that David has admitted killing his wife, in this book we find [...]


  • A Poison Tree is the prequel to the other two Time, Blood and Karma Books We get to see David Braddock the family man, not Thailand David We know vaguely how this book will end, but the mystery is how will we get there The characters are many and they come in all the shades of grey there are Not one has the corner market on sins or virtues and it makes them vivid and real Just when you think you have everything figured out Mr Dolan takes a left turn and the reader needs to come up with a new the [...]


  • This is book 3 in the David Braddock series but it could have been 1 chronologically it is, for it introduces most of the main characters we meet in Everybody Burns and its follow up Hungry Ghosts before David packs up his English life and moves to Thailand Unfortunately it also wastes a lot of time dealing with two important characters whose stories go nowhere in the end they just vanish.The last scene in Chapter 40, with David and Claire at the hospital is one of the most emotive, touching and [...]


  • I try to avoid getting hooked on series but I fell into this trap A Poison Tree is a wonderful prequel to Everyone Burns I think it would be unwise to read this book before Everyone Burns as this book contains spoilers But having read Everyone Burns this book provides much needed background and answers many questions.The first part of the book is slow moving, but the descriptive writing kept me going until the action and excitement hit later on Suspense just kept creeping in The characters unfol [...]


  • I won this book for free from free book giveaway contest I loved this book What an intriguing, sophisticaed, malevolent story, with fascinating characters testing the depths of spousal depravity The story was fascinating and a bit unnerving The thought of 2 people entering an agreement to kill each others spouse The twists were mind blowing Man, I felt my insides twist and spasm througout the book For some reason this book reached me at a strong emotional, primal level, where it pulled such raw [...]


  • What a good writer John Dolan must be I really enjoyed this book and finished it in short order The writing was skilled in leading us along with the characters and providing just enough information, along with a sly, witty sense of humour The protagonist is a likable but imperfect man who is bumbling along making the best choice he can, but not always the right choice I gather this is the back story for the other books in the series, in spite of the fact this is actually book 3 I m very glad I r [...]


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