A review of "Trust Fund" — 5 years ago
The first sequences in this book hooked me. It happens years before the time the rest of book is set. Bo Hancock, the hero of the story is talking with Melissa, the hooker his brother, Paul has paid. Paul finds them, takes the young girl off and the next thing you know she’s dead. Therein lies the secret that threads through the whole story. Bo can’t forget about this girl and why Paul would have killed her. But he belongs to a powerful and wealthy family so he must keep this terrible secret.
The story then reverts to present day and Bo, who has been running the family investment firm is nudged out by his family with the help of the man who wants Bo’s job. Paul is on a fast track to the White House. Not wanting Bo’s drinking and nights out on the town to smear Paul’s political chances, the family forces Bo to go off to Montana. Unbeknownst to the family, he keeps tabs on the firm.
When Jimmy Lee, the family patriarch becomes deathly ill, Bo comes back from Montana. At the hospital, he learns of another secret that starts him on a journey that will reveal to him that many people in his life have secrets of their own.
This book just couldn’t keep up the speed. It would have been a great read if it would have done that. The ending was a pageturner, as usual in Stephen Frey books..