Author – Sean Keefer
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
330 Amazon pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 10/12/17
No. 62 - 2017
My impressions: Noah Park’s actions were inconsistent. On one hand he was a good lawyer, then he acted like a fool.
Noah Parks – Attorney, murder suspect.
Anna Beth Cross – girlfriend, sensible
Rebecca Martin – Secretary to Andrew
S. Bart Michaels – Lawyer, politician, nerd.
Noah’s best friend is murdered while running for the office of Solicitor. With circumstantial evidence Noah is charged with his murder and sets out to prove his innocence.
Noah Parks character was too inconsistent. While in jail he created disturbances until a prisoner punched him out. He did dumb things. Thankfully calm thinking Anna Beth was there to shut him down.
The antagonist was someone who stayed under everyone’s suspicion until their evil was shown at the end.
S. Bart’s character didn’t live up to its potential and came off as weak and dumb at the end.
How does rain spatter on a garage door indicate it hasn’t been opened?
Detective Gabriel cleared the first floor but didn’t check the pantry where a dead body lay. Contrived for a future scene.
Noah and Anna Beth sat, then Brady invited them to sit.
Time references to the election were inconsistent and didn’t add up.
Blank lines are needed between major scene changes.
Editing and sentence structure are sloppy, in need of professional review.
Character development is alright.
Details are overdone.
The plot is interesting and in depth.
The writing style is sloppy and wordy.
Continuity is lacking and often confusing.
The Solicitor deserves 3.5 stars but no one does half stars so it gets bumped up to a 4.0 It’s a decent read if the raised issues don’t turn you off.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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