[Book Review] A Nest of Snakes by Deborah Levison

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By Deborah Levison

Brendan Cortland lives a life of solitude. His primary interaction with other people comes from online shopping, discussion boards, and weekly therapy appointments. Brendan struggles to manage symptoms of PTSD. But despite years of therapy, he has never shared the source of his underlying trauma. Until, at the age of 47, he employs a bright, young attorney to file a lawsuit against the elite private school where he spent his youth.

Levison has created a real page turner with this novel. The story is gripping from the first line. Brendan Cortland is a relatable character and easy to empathize with. His daily struggle is one a lot of readers will identify with. The book really hooks the reader when we finally learn the truth Brendan has kept hidden since his boyhood.

For the reader who has also struggled with trauma, I found this story to offer a sense of hope. Levison does a wonderful job of bringing out an inner strength in her protagonist that is wonderfully inspiring.

You are not going to want to put this one down! A Nest of Snakes is currently available for pre-order. It is scheduled for release on October 11th, 2022. I would like to thank the author for an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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About Deborah Levison

For as long as I can remember I’ve dreamed of being an author, the same way some little kids dream of being ballerinas or Major Leaguers. Well, I don’t pirouette, and I sure can’t hit a ball, but from time to time I do come up with a pretty good metaphor.

I’m pretty sure my love of storytelling began one summer night years ago, as I sat by a camp bonfire and listened to a counselor tell a ghost story, The Monkey’s Paw, which made my heart pound and my imagination run wild. The memory still makes me shiver.

Now, I’m thrilled to share my first book with the world. It’s a true crime with echoes of the Holocaust, called THE CRATE: A Story of War, a Murder and Justice.

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