Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite


I cannot tell you how fast I breezed through Guardian of Deceit by William H. Coles. It is weird, but I actually loved Luther’s character. He was mean and arrogant, but the author did a wonderful job of making him so. He was so well written that I could not help but like him. I loved to hate him and I hated him with a passion. Darwin, on the other hand, had layers upon layers and I enjoyed how the author unraveled each and every one of them. His development was intense but very well done.

This is the story of Darwin Hastings, a seventeen-year-old teenager who wants nothing more in life than to become a med student. But life has a way of getting in the path of his plans. When his dying aunt sends him to New York to his new guardian, his famous footballer cousin, he is excited to start a fresh chapter in his life. But his cousin treats him like dirt, the staff don’t appreciate his presence, and Darwin now has to fight tooth and nail to get his life going without becoming engulfed by his cousin’s life of deceit, money, and excess.

What more can I say; the plot was simply amazing. The characters added something new to the story while the dialogues revealed so much about the characters. Every character had their own back story, even Luther’s grandmother and his house manager. I enjoyed the flow of the novel, the fast pace, and the absolutely genius plot. This was a perfect novel to read!