The Brotherhood by Jo Fenton
I recently discovered an author new to me, Jo Fenton, whose novel, The Brotherhood I really enjoyed.
Jo Fenton’s debut novel, The Brotherhood was published by Crooked Cat Books and is a gripping psychological thriller. It tells the story of Melissa who, when face with the sudden death of her parents, joins a secretive religious sect that is not all it seems to be at first.
Melissa finds the leader, Dominic, irresistable. Unfortunately, life within the sect is not safe for her, particularly after Mark joins The Brotherhood. Melissa is attracted to Mark and finds this impinges upon her feelings for Dominic. Although Dominic originally encouraged the relationship between Melissa and Mark, he soon becomes jealous and the confines of the sect become destructive to Melissa and her happiness. I really enjoyed The Brotherhood. It would certainly make for interesting discussions within a reading group.
About the Author
Jo Fenton grew up in Hertfordshire. She devoured books from an early age, particularly enjoying adventure books, school stories and fantasy.
She wanted to be a scientist from aged six after being given a wonderful book titled “Science Can Be Fun”. At eleven, she discovered Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer, and now has an eclectic and much loved book collection cluttering her home office.
Jo combines an exciting career in Clinical Research with an equally exciting but very different career as a writer of psychological thrillers. When not working, she runs (very slowly), and chats to lots of people. Jo lives in Manchester with her husband, two teenage boys, a Corgi and a tankful of tropical fish. She is an active and enthusiastic member of two writing groups and a reading group.