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Official Review: The Color Of Murder by Loretta Moore

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Official Review: The Color Of Murder by Loretta Moore

Post Number:#1 by Wasif Ahmed
» 08 Feb 2017, 04:59

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Color Of Murder" by Loretta Moore.]

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3 out of 4 stars
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The Color of Murder by Loretta Moore revolves around Kevin Johnson, a young African-American attorney who has been brought to court as the lawyer of murder accused-Matthew Cook.

Matthew Cook is a black drug dealer who has been accused of allegedly murdering 69 year old, Charlotte Knowles. Everyone is sure that he was the one who committed the crime. In spite of this, his lawyer, Kevin Johnson starts having doubts in the first five minutes of conversation with his client. This is when the suspense starts to build up. If he wasn't the murderer then who was it? Even though there is a long list of family members who could have done it to get their share of Mrs. Knowles's wealth, it doesn't seem likely that anyone in this reputable and wealthy family would have done it.

This novel not only focuses on solving the mystery behind who murdered Charlotte Knowles, but also deals with other issues concerning the life of the protagonist-Kevin Johnson. Kevin has been broken ever since the death of his wife-Chanel. The only thing that makes him get up and go to work is the precious thing that Chanel left before departing, a 6 year old son. Ever since Chanel's death, Kevin was never able to find new love, but his eye does catch a woman who he has a mere acquaintance with in his past.

The author, who is of the same nationality as that of the protagonist also makes a slight emphasis on the discrimination faced by blacks. There are also a few court room scenes in this novel which have been written in such a way that they seem really exciting. There is also ample amount of suspense which is necessary for books belonging to this genre. The thing I loved about this novel is how two to three storylines have been merged into one plot. The style of writing of the author is to be appreciated as it compels one to read on and on.

There are also a few things I disliked in this novel. For one, there were too many characters in this short novel. I sometimes had to swipe back through the pages to recall who the character actually was. Secondly, the profiles of family members made by Kevin's partner-Pete, which comprise a major part in the middle half of the novel were a bit boring to read. Lastly, I stumbled upon a few grammatical errors and typos in the novel as well.

I would have rated this book 2.5 stars if I could, but I believe that it deserves a rating of 3 out of 4 stars. I was giving it 2.5 stars after deducting one star for the typos and grammatical errors and 0.5 stars for the other things I mentioned in the previous paragraph. I didn't give it 2 stars as there were only a few typos in this novel which didn't have much effect on the reader overall. I also really enjoyed reading this book and I am confident others will too. The book was written in second person and is of 69 pages. Lastly, if you like reading suspenseful novels then you could check this exciting read out.

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Re: Official Review: The Color Of Murder by Loretta Moore

Post Number:#2 by greenstripedgiraffe
» 07 Mar 2017, 09:51

Sounds like a whole ton of action for one short 69-page book! Glad that you enjoyed it.
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Re: Official Review: The Color Of Murder by Loretta Moore

Post Number:#3 by Wasif Ahmed
» 07 Mar 2017, 12:24

greenstripedgiraffe wrote:Sounds like a whole ton of action for one short 69-page book! Glad that you enjoyed it.

Yes definitely. Thanks for reading my review @"greenstripedgiraffe". :tiphat: :D
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Post Number:#4 by kandscreeley
» 07 Mar 2017, 12:29

This does sound like a pretty interesting short novel. Too bad there are so many mistakes, especially with that length.
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Re: Official Review: The Color Of Murder by Loretta Moore

Post Number:#5 by Wasif Ahmed
» 07 Mar 2017, 12:31

kandscreeley wrote:This does sound like a pretty interesting short novel. Too bad there are so many mistakes, especially with that length.

Yes, but if you think you might enjoy this book, you could give it a try. The errors are there but there are only a few. Thanks for reading my review @"kandscreeley". :tiphat: :D
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Post Number:#6 by whytfinga
» 08 Mar 2017, 00:35

I read the book 📚 and it has typos, and grammatical errors, but it is not very much visible, but for the record people that want to learn English language use of word it wouldn't encourage them, I noticed those errors, because I have been versatile with the use of English, The enticing part is the way the story was reported, from a second persons view, makes me appreciate the use of report in the contest.
I rate this book a 2stars out of 4stars.
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Re: Official Review: The Color Of Murder by Loretta Moore

Post Number:#7 by Wasif Ahmed
» 08 Mar 2017, 01:14

whytfinga wrote:I read the book 📚 and it has typos, and grammatical errors, but it is not very much visible, but for the record people that want to learn English language use of word it wouldn't encourage them, I noticed those errors, because I have been versatile with the use of English, The enticing part is the way the story was reported, from a second persons view, makes me appreciate the use of report in the contest.
I rate this book a 2stars out of 4stars.

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Post Number:#8 by Shreyoshi Sen
» 11 Mar 2017, 00:17

Very interesting. I am bound to give it a try
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Re: Official Review: The Color Of Murder by Loretta Moore

Post Number:#9 by Wasif Ahmed
» 11 Mar 2017, 00:48

Shreyoshi Sen wrote:Very interesting. I am bound to give it a try

Definitely. Thanks for reading my review! :tiphat: :D
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Post Number:#10 by The Researcher
» 16 Mar 2017, 00:20

It looks like an interesting read and that too in 69 pages. The title color of murder is also very intriguing and compels a reader to go through the book.
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Re: Official Review: The Color Of Murder by Loretta Moore

Post Number:#11 by Wasif Ahmed
» 16 Mar 2017, 19:34

The Researcher wrote:It looks like an interesting read and that too in 69 pages. The title color of murder is also very intriguing and compels a reader to go through the book.

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Post Number:#12 by H0LD0Nthere
» 16 Mar 2017, 20:12

Sounds like it deserved 3 out of 4 stars. Any book does that is a page-turner, with a plot that makes sense, and few typos. Unless there is another major problem, plot and suspense by themselves are major accomplishments.

I can sympathize with the "too many characters" problem. I encounter that quite a bit, especially in mystery or action stories that involve a lot of subplots. Even in books I would consider perfect (such as some by Dick Francis), I sometimes lose track of minor-but-important characters, especially if their names resemble those of other characters.

Thanks for this review. Your second paragraph already has me wanting to pick up the book.
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Re: Official Review: The Color Of Murder by Loretta Moore

Post Number:#13 by Wasif Ahmed
» 17 Mar 2017, 03:23

H0LD0Nthere wrote:Sounds like it deserved 3 out of 4 stars. Any book does that is a page-turner, with a plot that makes sense, and few typos. Unless there is another major problem, plot and suspense by themselves are major accomplishments.

I can sympathize with the "too many characters" problem. I encounter that quite a bit, especially in mystery or action stories that involve a lot of subplots. Even in books I would consider perfect (such as some by Dick Francis), I sometimes lose track of minor-but-important characters, especially if their names resemble those of other characters.

Thanks for this review. Your second paragraph already has me wanting to pick up the book.

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Post Number:#14 by LivreAmour217
» 18 Mar 2017, 14:01

It's rare that you can find so much in such a short novel. The story sounds very interesting, and I enjoyed reading your thorough review.
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Post Number:#15 by Wasif Ahmed
» 18 Mar 2017, 23:59

LivreAmour217 wrote:It's rare that you can find so much in such a short novel. The story sounds very interesting, and I enjoyed reading your thorough review.

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