Reviewed by Jodi Horsley

Michael and Julian are brothers, abandoned as infants and put in an orphanage – the Iron House. An orphanage that is more of a prison then a home, has no authority and is run by the bullies. Those who live at the Iron House either become strong and learn how to survive, or fall victim to the bullies.

Just as Michael and Julian are about to get adopted into a new life by the Senator’s wife, someone is murdered and Michael takes the blame. Michael runs away from the Iron House while Julian gets adopted and lives a life of wealth and privilege, and torment. Michael learns how to survive on the streets and is ultimately brought under the wing of a major Mob boss – who becomes a “father” to him and teaches Michael how to be a ruthless killer.

Just before the mob boss dies, Michael is given the okay by his “father” to quit the mob and live a “normal” life with his pregnant girlfriend Elena. Unfortunately, the mob boss’ family has other plans for Michel and they won’t let him just walk away – he knows too much. They want Michael dead and will do anything to get him – even go after Elena and her unborn child and Julian.

The threat against Julian now brings Michael back to his brother…only to find that he has been going through some problems of his own. The past rears its ugly head and brings them back once again to the Iron House.

Iron House is a riveting novel with many twists and turns, and plots all woven together. There is such intensity and emotion throughout this book. This story shows amazing love between two brothers and how the past can effect the present. Iron House is a must read.

Rating: 5/5

Jodi lives in the western suburbs of Illinois with her husband, her elementary school daughter, and preschool boy/girl twins. She is an avid reader and loves losing herself in a good book. She has a Master’s in Information Technology and has been a WAHM mom for 4 years now.

The review copy of this book was provided free of any obligation by Thomas Dunne Books. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.