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Good morning to all.
I hope this day has you feeling super awesome.
If you are like me and feeling the super energies of the full blue moon this day and needing a distraction the following book might just do the trick.
If you have not read the previous books in this series I’d recommend you do so.
First NLS and then my thoughts.
The judge DB41353
Martini, Steve. Reading time: 14 hours, 9 minutes.
Read by Ray Foushee.
Mystery and Detective Stories
Widowed attorney Paul Madriani, Undue Influence (DB 38592), is attracted to prosecutor Lenore Goya. He is trying to help her cousin, but unlikable Judge Acosta is standing in his way. Then, in rapid sequence, the judge is framed by an undercover female cop, Lenore is fired for her handling of the case, the female cop is murdered, and ironically Lenore and Paul become Acosta’s defense lawyers. Some violence and some strong language.
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Now, let me begin by saying the narration on this book is wonderfully done.
Also, another thing to note is, as this author progresses with this series his writing is improving by leaps and bounds.
In answer to someone’s question earlier of if I might just be getting used to his writing style rather than his improving, well, in a word, no.
He really is getting better.
Whether it is because he is getting his feet under him and feeling more comfortable with the characters, and the flow of the series, or his editor has gotten onto his case about certain things, or a combo of both I do not know.
All I can say is that this was very well written, very enjoyable, and I did not see the end coming at all.
The person I had pegged for the murder was not at all correct.
The ending caught me totally by surprise, and that is the mark of a good mystery writer.
The suspense factor in this book was on a scale of 1 to 10 a 12.
I could not put it down. I found myself waking up in the night to read because I’d wonder about something and desired to read to find out.
I will warn you there are a couple scenes in this book that were very hard to read.
When children are involved in an investigation in any way it will rip at your heart unless you just have no feelings what so ever.
This book will also make you think, unless you have no ability to take what you read fiction or no and apply it to your own life. If that is the case, I feel badly for you because there are lessons of morals to be learned within these pages.
If I were a star giving person, and since I will be also reviewing this on Goodreads I will give this 5 stars.
For a book to get a 5-star rating for me it has to be very good, and this book deserves this rating.
I again advise reading the entire series in order.
If you’ve read this book and have comments I’d love to hear them.
I’m enjoying this series very much and hope you will too.
Happy reading all, and blessid be.
Patty L. Fletcher
Self-Published Author and Creator Owner of:
Corner the Comfort Zone.
Patty & Pals
Bob Cat And Friends
“I know that I’m alive because I can look behind me and see the wreckage of my life”
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