Ghosts by Jackie Keswick
sold him to her pimp to the moment he walked out on the man he loved,
Christmas has always been about change and painful choices. This year
seems no different. Helping Daniel and Nico recover from their
imprisonment and hunting down those responsible puts Jack in a frame of
mind he doesn’t want to inflict on anyone. Least of all Gareth and the
tentative relationship they’ve started to rebuild.
But Gareth, for whom Christmas is all about new beginnings, won’t
let Jack take the easy way out. He makes him face his ghosts instead.
Even when said ghosts invade their bedroom.
When Daniel’s parents are found, Jack is determined to settle the
matter without involving Daniel at all. But fate decrees otherwise, and
it’s Gareth who helps him finally understand that the strongest bonds
are those forged together. Once he gets that, Jack can step up and make a
decision designed to lay his ghosts to rest—for good.
This is book two, and you really MUST read book one, Job Hunt before you read this one. And its more of a half than a full book, significantly shorter than books one and three.
Its a good follow up, with just enough of book one falling over into this one to keep you on your toes, with just enough Jack and Gareth, of Daniel and Nico, of everyone else too.
It's not as a painful a read/listen as book one, but the underlying reasons for Daniel and Nico are dealt with, with Jack and Gareth doing something rather amazing for the boys. With those boys
showing Jack just how far they have come, in such a short space of time, and just what HE, Jack, can do, if he really really wants to put it all behind him. I've still filed it on my darker/grittier shelf, because
Daniel, Nico and indeed Jack are all still suffering the after affects of what happened to them.
Not quite as good as book one, but that might be to do with the length, and the fact that I LISTENED to that one, but READ this one. but still...
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