CLUB MEDicine Paperback – by Jack Kinsley (Author)

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CLUB MEDicine Paperback – April 3, 2015

by Jack Kinsley (Author)

4.5 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

What drives a reasonable man to commit murder? Travis Martin was the great American success story. A former addict who started the premiere private rehab in the hills of Malibu, California, he had it all: a thriving business, a beautiful wife, and a daughter who was the center of his universe. Unfortunately, when his recovery took a nosedive, everything he built went right along with it. Now, he has a rehab filled with eccentric clients he’s expected to keep sane, a dark secret he’s desperate to keep hidden, and forces from his past that are determined to strip him of anything that remains. What’s a self-made man to do? Backed into a corner, Travis finds himself stuck on one moral question: Can he commit murder in order to keep it all from slipping away? How far down the rabbit hole will he go? And, perhaps more importantly, how does he come back from it after that life is gone? Part thriller, part redemption tale, CLUB MEDicine explores the heart of darkness within us all as one man balances on the razor’s edge between self-actualization and self-destruction.

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Jack Kinsley currently lives in Thailand and is at work on his third novel that is expected to be available in August 2016. Jack wanted to immerse himself in Thai culture and its vibrant cities in order to translate real-life experiences into his next writing adventure. It will be an entirely new cast of unpredictable characters that only the backdrop of southern Thailand can provide in its infinite diversity of tourism, culture, and sordid nightlife. Stay tuned…

 

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5.0 out of 5 starswe are in for a great „ride“! This story made me laugh

By Lynda Lowman on February 26, 2015

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If this is the first novel written by Kinsley, we are in for a great „ride“! This story made me laugh, made me cry & made me „run for cover“ when the story took a macabre twist. Wonderful characters that would make for a great movie. More Kinsley, more! Can’t wait for the next one!

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5.0 out of 5 starsImpressive debut!

By KB Librarian on March 18, 2015

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Filled with sharp dialogue and a touch of wicked humor, Kinsley draws you into a storyline that demands your attention and then slaps you with a surprising plot twist. Paired with a well-developed cast of flawed yet intriguing characters, this novel has all the elements of a top notch thriller. Looking forward to what Kinsley has in store for us next.

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4.0 out of 5 starsA rehab novel with a twist and lot of heart-pounding suspense

By B. Case TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 2, 2015

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“CLUB MEDicine,” a debut novel by Jack Kinsley, is an entertaining and ultimately quite thrilling twist for a rehab novel: instead of being a client, the prescription drug-using addict at the center of this book is the owner of the rehabilitation facility. Crystal Heights not just any ordinary rehad, but a small, five-star boutique, ocean-view facility for the super-rich located in the wealthiest part of sun-kissed, coastal Los Angeles. The luxury rehab has ocean views, five-star cuisine, personal trainers, en-suite massages, access to a pool and a spa, daily mental and physical checkups, prescription drugs to ease the pain of withdrawal, and a staff that caters to every whim. But the daily costs to run a facility like this are astronomical and the clients can be extremely demanding and exhausting.
Travis, the main character, is a man who has been through rehab himself. He turned that rock-bottom-of-life experience into a success story. With his bright mind, charming personality, and driven work ethic, he was able to start his own rehab, a business focused on wealthy, neurotic, and spoiled addicts of all kinds. And now many years later, in his $1000 Ferragamo shoes, he feels right at home in that environment…at home, that is, if he weren’t swimming in problems.
Business troubles are not all that’s wrong in Travis’ world; he’s got personal problems, as well. He’s recently separated from his wife, Ana, and beloved five-year old daughter, Bella. Ana wants out of the marriage (mainly on account of his current return to drug use), but worse, she wants to take their child and move back to Romania. Travis just can’t let her do that; Bella means too much to him. But Ana has Travis over a barrel. She’s intimately aware of his current drug use.Read more ›

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5.0 out of 5 starsClub MEDicine, Great, quick & exciting read!

By carina on February 23, 2015

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In one word – Wow!
This book rocks! It’s a great „edge of your seat“ book that delivers from beginning to end, full of unexpected twists and turns, and an engaging narrative that hooks you from the start. I’m an avid reader and this is one book I could not put down. It had me laughing at times and cringing at others, but I won’t go into details as I don’t want to give away any spoilers! To put it simply, it „grabbed“ me on all levels – a page turner that will keep you guessing until the end.
I can’t wait for the next book from this author!

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5.0 out of 5 starsHero? Anti-Hero? Maybe a bit of both.

By Tiffany G. on April 9, 2015

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A great read from beginning to end, but definitely not a book that is easy to pin down to any one genre. Part family drama, part comedy, part thriller, this book will take you on a ride to a conclusion you really can’t predict. Travis, the main character, runs a rehab facility, but he is the one who needs some serious intervention. His life is a wreck, riddled with addiction, self-doubt, guilt, crushing emotional loss, struggles with rage and fear, and impulsive behavior that could get him (and possibly others close to him) killed. But despite being one of the most flawed characters I’ve seen in a while, he is a likable person and one you really root for. He has true empathy for others, even those who commit heinous acts, but his brand of tough love may make you uneasy. He also has a keen sense of justice, and is willing to go to extremes to see that justice is done…even if that means breaking the law. And he loves dogs. Really loves dogs. That’s enough for me. I found myself cheering him on in his mission to rescue a puppy from a bad situation and find it a loving home. It’s also beautiful how the character loves his little daughter, Bella. He would do anything to keep her in his life, even if it means he has to commit a terrible act to prevent her from being taken away from him. But he is not painted as a victim here, but as a man who is at least partially responsible for his own problems. Even though he is estranged from his wife, Ana, she is not portrayed as a villain, but rather a person who has a legitimate beef with Travis. And he owns up to it. The climactic action scene is a test of his determination to save a family that may, because of his own wrongdoings, still be taken away from him. Ultimately, this book is about a man dealing with his own personal demons even as he tries to do battle with others’ demons.

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5.0 out of 5 starsI’d happily recommend to anyone!

By Shan A on April 23, 2015

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Club Medicine is an edge of your seat page turner! However, Mr. Kinsley was gracious enough to give us a roller coaster ride of strong emotions including laughter, throughout the entire book. How can you beat that?
A majorly flawed main character (that you can’t help but root for) surrounded by an entertaining ensemble of characters with plot twists that will leave you thunderstruck. Right when you believe you have it all figured out…..BOOM.
I was disappointed when I turned that last page. Yes, this book is one of THOSE!
I can’t wait till Jack graciously shares his talent and takes us on the next journey with his next book. Great read!! Five solid stars!

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