Succession (The Sandstone Trilogy Book 3) by Michael Beashel
John Leary has finally achieved the level of success he has dreamed of all his life. After having lost his first wife, John has remarried and had more children. Leary’s latest project, the Imperial, is brutal involving hundreds of employees and competition between his two sons. He must name one to lead the company into the next century and continue its evolution into greatness. However, Leary is faced with his most destroying betrayal as it comes from within his own family … will Leary be able to overcome it, or will all be ruined?
As with each book in this series, Beashel’s skill at storytelling is amazing. Not only are the details and descriptions vivid and compelling but the raw emotion is there as well. One cannot help but feel the pain and sense of impending loss that each character experiences based on their own doubts and abilities. This book tackles the emotional drive that parents feel in regard to their own legacy and handing control over to their children.
This too is a book of his children coming into their own – a coming of age tale. The similarities between his sons and how Leary felt at that same age is reflected clearly. As with all grown children – can they make it on their own?
Once again, Beashel successfully captures and holds the reader’s attention, drawing them in. The dialog, character development, plot twists, and storyline are impeccable. This historically based series gives the readers an inside look at Sydney and Australia as the 1900’s come to be.
I am delighted to have read this trilogy; however, I am sad it is over. I enjoyed Beashel’s writing style. I look forward to reading more by this author, he is truly gifted.
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