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Official Review: The judge Part 1 and part 2

Post by Bluebird03 » 21 Jun 2019, 15:21

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The judge Part 1 and part 2" by Ian R B Morris.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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The Judge: Part I and The Judge: Part II are two separate books read as one review assignment. Bobby Black is a male prostitute that was recently found murdered. Black was not just any prostitute. He was employed by London’s elite- those in power and with good reason to keep their liaisons with him a secret. These aristocrats did not know that Black kept diaries of the names and details of each of his encounters.

Suddenly anyone once close to Black is being watched. A few of his acquaintances have already become casualties, because of what they may know. The Judge, once a client of Black, is now being framed for Black’s murder, and he is not going to fall victim quietly.

Peter Ritchie, local solicitor (lawyer) and always one to help the underdog, will risk everything to determine who killed Black and to locate the missing diaries. Will he be able to save The Judge (Sir Justin Gordon Hodge, High Court criminal judge)? Now Peter’s life is being threatened. Can he stay one step ahead of the killer-since he doesn’t even know who it is?

This story captivated me from the very beginning. While the story does revolve around the death of Black, I was relieved to learn that prostitution was not a central theme. It was merely the external factor that made Black’s death so significant. In fact, there was very little graphic sexual content in these novels.

Morris did an amazing job on his character portrayal. Peter was always rebellious as a youth and did not change that persona upon becoming a solicitor (much to the dismay of his parents and later his employer). Readers will not be able to escape his humor or charm. I was also pleased with the portrayal of his girlfriend, Naomi, as well as that of The Judge. Even the stories of Bobby Black painted him as a fun-seeking, kind and likable guy.

In addition to the characters, I loved the way Morris lined up drama after drama in this dizzying saga where enemies become friends and allies secretly plot your revenge. He provided one twist after another. These books were so fast-paced that I was able to devour both of them over just a few days. I could find nothing to dislike about either of these novels.

Unfortunately, I did uncover more than ten errors in each of these novels. However, I can tell you that they did not at all interfere with my reading enjoyment. (No, I was not about to let something like an error slow me down!) While it pains me to have to deduct anything from these brilliantly written novels, I must rate The Judge: Part I and The Judge: Part II, both by Ian R B Morris, at 3 out of 4 stars each.

These books will appeal to fans of the thriller, adventure, mystery, and romance genres. Readers who love being kept on the edge of their seats will become immediate fans of these novels. Because there are occasional references to Blacks’ past as a prostitute, those sensitive to such material may wish to avoid these books, or at least skip over the offending references. I highly recommend purchasing both of these books at once. You will not want to wait a minute after concluding the first installment before diving into the second one.

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Post by Magnify3 » 30 Jun 2019, 11:04

Good job on the review. I do like mysteries. Thank you also for the recommendations. You had me imagining Peter Ritichie doing his best to help the judge.

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Post by Brendan Donaghy » 30 Jun 2019, 11:52

I'm glad to hear that the errors you came across weren't enough to spoil your enjoyment of these books. I like thrillers like this, so I'm looking forward to reading them. Many thanks for your review!

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Post by Nivi Gideon » 30 Jun 2019, 13:25

I was immersed in this review and now I really want to check this book out! Wonderful review

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Post by LinaMueller » 30 Jun 2019, 17:42

Good review, Bluebird03. You should be proud of what you have accomplished.
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Post by kandscreeley » 30 Jun 2019, 18:18

Interesting. I'm glad that, though Black was a prostitute, it wasn't explicit in the book. It's too bad about the errors, bit I'm curious what happens. Thanks.
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Post by Janalyn101 » 01 Jul 2019, 08:16

Thanks for the great review! I’ve been wanting to read these books, but thought it was about prostitution in men and hard positions using prostitution. Thanks to your review I know they are not. I am definitely going to read this book now. Again thanks for the great review! :tiphat:

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Post by Cecilia_L » 01 Jul 2019, 08:49

I enjoy these types of thrillers. It's good to know that the errors don't detract from the stories. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Thanks to your wonderful review, I've been caught by the book's mystery. This kind of suspence is one of my favorite genre, so I'll add this book to my shelf.

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Your review really does sell this book to the intended audience. I'm not sure if I am a part of the intended audience. All the same, thanks for sharing.

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Post by kdstrack » 02 Jul 2019, 10:25

This looks like a well-written, exciting series. What a pleasure to be able to read both books together. Thanks for the recommendation!

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Post by Bluebird03 » 02 Jul 2019, 12:52

Magnify3 wrote:
30 Jun 2019, 11:04
Good job on the review. I do like mysteries. Thank you also for the recommendations. You had me imagining Peter Ritichie doing his best to help the judge.
Yes, Peter went to great lengths to assist the judge. This series is full of twists. Thank you, Magnify3 for your kind comments. :)

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Post by Bluebird03 » 02 Jul 2019, 12:54

Brendan Donaghy wrote:
30 Jun 2019, 11:52
I'm glad to hear that the errors you came across weren't enough to spoil your enjoyment of these books. I like thrillers like this, so I'm looking forward to reading them. Many thanks for your review!
I hope that you do get to read them both, Brendan, as they are full of twists. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! :)

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Post by Bluebird03 » 02 Jul 2019, 12:56

Nivi Gideon wrote:
30 Jun 2019, 13:25
I was immersed in this review and now I really want to check this book out! Wonderful review
Thank you so much, Nivi, I think you would love these! :)

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Post by Bluebird03 » 02 Jul 2019, 13:02

LinaMueller wrote:
30 Jun 2019, 17:42
Good review, Bluebird03. You should be proud of what you have accomplished.
Thank you so much, Lina, for stopping by and for your lovely comments! :)

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