After reading Downriver by John Hart last year, I began reading all of his works. Iron House, by leaps and bounds, is my favorite. When I picked up this book, I read in the acknowledgements that he almost didn't write this book because he couldn't get into it. After finishing it, that comment took me by surprise. I feel like he put his heart and soul into it. This book is full of conspiracy, loneliness, desperation, survival, and the kind of love that you kill for. There were so many twists and turns in the book, that Im sure I couldn't name them all. They also came at the perfect time in the book as well. Some authors spring twists on you that you've already figured out on your own, or they just don't make sense. Not in Iron House. Everything is timed perfectly. I cant wait to read this book again in a couple years. Its one that I would love to keep coming back to.
One of the best books I've read in a long time, characters come to life and make you feel like you want to get involved. Great read!
John Hart has become one of my favorite authors and he does not disappoint with Iron House. The intensity of his writing makes it hard to put down, and I read this almost in one day. Great read.
Iron House was a run down orphanage with forgotten boys. Two brothers Michael and Julian reside there. Michael is protective of Julian, then one day a boy is killed, Michael flees and takes the blame.
Iron House (John Hart)
Julian is adopted and Michael is raised on the streets. Julian has the good life, while Michael becomes part of a (Mob) crime family. As the years pass, Michael wants out of the "family" and to settle down with his pregnant girlfriend, and have a "real Family". But when the Mob boss dies it is a fight for power.
Soon Michael finds himself back in North Carolina, where he must come to terms with his past, help his brother and uncover truths that may be better off unknown. Danger, murder, deceit, lies, and secrets surface in this fast paced, page turner.