4 out of 4 stars
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Concealment by Rose Edmunds is a mystery thriller novel about the opposing facets of Amy Robinson's private life and her public image. This is the first instalment of the Crazy Amy Series. The book has 47 chapters. The author wrote this story in the first person point of view of Amy Robinson, the protagonist of the story.
Amy Robinson, a partner in a leading law firm, finds herself in the middle of a risk management issue involving a client of Pearson Malone accounting firm where she works as Head of the Tax Department. Her work environment is tough, full of power hungry professionals who are only interested in the gratification of their selfish interests. Can Amy be able to solve the mystery and come through with her sanity and life intact?
Rose Edmunds, the author, set this narrative in the work environment of the Entrepreneurs Tax Advisory Group. The story's plot makes sense and is captivating. It shows the active rivalry between colleagues in the workplace and the displeasure of working under a cheeky boss who throws you under-the-bus at work. It also shows the reality of corporate politics.
Rose Edmunds brings the characters to life through her descriptions. The reader can feel the emotion of the characters, and this makes the story feel realistic and believable. I felt for Amy, the protagonist of this story. I did not like the passive-aggressive treatment she got from her boss, Ed Smithies. Ed Smithies treats Amy with contempt, degrades and manipulates her.
This story is fast-paced. The main characters are well-developed, believable and fit their respective roles. The author has a distinctive writing style and a superb grasp of storytelling techniques. Concealment by Rose Edmunds is a narrative that flows smoothly and is a pleasure to read. The author's decision to write this book in the first person adds an emotional depth that makes the reader empathise with the protagonist's situation. The icing on the cake of this book is that it has no grammar, spelling or punctuation mistakes.
I rate Concealment by Rose Edmunds 4 out of 4 stars. The author did a superb literary work on the story. The story is captivating. It has a cleverly constructed plot and great characterisation. The reader would learn a lot about corporate politics and finance through this well-written book. This book seems to have been well-edited. I found no spelling or grammatical mistakes in the text. I recommend it to readers who enjoy psychological fiction stories.
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