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Siblings by [Janssen, K.J.]
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The Symington Parents…

Marilyn Symington strives to be a good mother and the family peacemaker. But when lingering health issues send her to her husband’s business partner Dr. John Hazelton, she is drawn into an illicit relationship which threatens the foundation of all she’s built.

Ronald Symington is a well-respected doctor, but he is burdened by problems at the Symington Medical Center and the growing family friction, with only the apparition of his late father to rely on for advice. Looking for leverage, Ron hires a PI to investigate his uncooperative partner, but what will he do with the shocking secret he discovers?

The Symington Children…

Richard, the oldest of the Symington offspring, followed Ronald into medicine, but he can’t escape his father’s shadow. He also has a hidden gambling addiction, which leads him to perform illegal abortions to pay off his debts, though he tries to convince himself he’s helping his patients—prostitutes—by saving them from back-alley butchers.

Wilson is a true middle child, lost in the shuffle, fighting for recognition and approval, and always feeling he comes up short. After falling in with drug dealers, he spent time in prison, but is now seeking redemption by secretly working with the FBI to catch the real offenders.

Maggie, the youngest, is a Registered Nurse, but she’s always looking for something more, something…exciting. She and her lover experiment with drugs and sexual fantasies, until one particular fantasy turns terrifying, forcing her to reexamine her priorities.

Can the damaged family which found its wealth and social standing in medicine somehow heal and find peace? Or are their sins too numerous and egregious to forgive?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1654 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1680582453
  • Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC (11 August 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01358LYZ8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 9 reviews
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Siblings 31 August 2015
By Anna - Published on Amazon.com
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Cheap reading. I will not buy a book written by this Author again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing is ever perfect in any family 14 December 2015
By Kelsey Nelson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Nothing is ever perfect in any family, and only those in that family know what goes on behind closed doors. The Symington family, though a well respected family outside of their horrid lies, and ways of life, have many secrets, that are focused on throughout this novel. The Symington parents do their best to keep their children - all adults now - under control, but when they can't even keep their lies under wraps, it's a hard thing to do for all parties involved.

This novel dealt with a lot of real world issues. It was interesting to see these issues portrayed through a more medical standpoint than just real world issues that characters seemed to have in most novels. I think the most interesting of the issues was Mrs. Symington herself. When her health takes a turn for the worse, she turns to Mr. Symington's business partner. Only problem is that the doctor/patient protocol doesn't seem to apply to this relationship. When Mr. Symington (AKA Ron) has growing suspicions, he does the one thing that any sane man would do; hire a PI. The only issue is that he isn't prepared for what it uncovers.

This novel isn't what one would expect. I like medical mysteries/family drama novels, and this one had a nice spin on it that had the reader asking what was going to happen next. There wasn't too much guessing work that would want to leave the reader ripping out their hair (thank you for that!), but there was just enough that kept the reader wanting to continue reading and really getting to the bottom of the Symington family.

There is a slight cliffhanger. Not like OMG I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NOW. But more of, well...that ending can go one of two ways. I'm not sure if Mr. Janssen left the novel where he did to give the reader the satisfaction of their own ending, or if there are any plans for a sequel. I plan on keeping my eyes open for more of the Symington family, and give Mr. Janssen a 4/5 Bars!
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "SIBLINGS" BY K.J.JANSSEN 3 October 2015
By Laverne - Published on Amazon.com
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Well K.J. Janssen has captured my attention again with his new Paperback "Siblings". Siblings' really covered a lot of what goes on behind the closed doors of the Medical Profession. It also shows you how the children raised by the same parents took completely different routes in their lives. One being an obsessive gambler, another doing Illegal abortions and yet another being vindicated from a crime he got caught up in. It also hit upon a subject that is currently in our headlines today regarding Abortion and Planned Parenthood. It held my attention and the outcome of the book was surprising and inspiring. I am looking forward to K.J. Janssen's next book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Family Secrets, Told Well 22 January 2016
By G. A. Ure - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I just read a fine book by K.J. Janssen titled “Siblings.” Very interesting book that begins with a group of middle-aged children preparing for a family dinner.

It rolls out as all-American chit-chat as the players are introduced, but as it turns out, each of the children has (how to put this?) “issues.”

As the book builds, we go off on an adventure with one child – fresh from prison time – who gets suckered into being an insider for the F.B.I. and faces abandonment as promises made to clear his past try to evaporate. A huge drug bust and….I won’t spoil it for you.

Another sibling brings us to a group medical practice where our thinking about medicine is challenged. The group practice has a serious rotten apple in it: one of the docs steals from his partners via a burglary in order to make a killing on well-insured art. The art dealer’s a sleaze, too…

There’s the doc with the gambling problem which the local hoodlery offers to let him “work off” by performing illegal abortions under an assumed name at a nearby clinic.

And what about the nurse? (There are several, by the way.) The key one turns out to be having a torrid affair complete with a psychedelic-powered sex life. Enabled, we learn by accounting holes in the local hospital’s pharmacy procedures… The P.I. tracking her down is quite believable.

It’s a delightful read (certainly five star’s worth) not so much on the basis of the plot (which is good, don’t get me wrong) but because of the flavor of the characters.

It’s like when you’re reading a classic Raymond Chandler or Dashel Hammett mystery, you wonder “Gee…what kind of family could hatch that kind of character?”

Well, now you know. K.J. Janssen’s Symington family is just the household…and they’re "Siblings."

That kind of “escape from here and now” is what we look for in entertainment reading. Economics and prepping? Sure. But sometimes you need a good story and this one is very savory, indeed.

-George Ure, author "Dreamover"
www.urbansurvival.com
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trust a doctor? 18 December 2015
By Maureen Brindle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
A book exploring issues of illicit sex and drugs by a doctor who should know better. Problems that often can be found swept under the carpet.

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