4 out of 4 stars
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Covet Not is a book by Errin P. Stowell about an attorney, Samuel Sparks, who has to disentangle himself from a messy situation that might send him to prison for a long time if he doesn't act fast! Sparks isn't doing well in his law career; he deals with any case that will pay bills. Sometimes he deals with unpaid cases.
While dealing with all that, Samuel has a hotheaded girlfriend, Gina Simmons, whom he has to keep up with. He has to handle all sorts of tantrums the lady throws at him. Hell breaks loose when Gina goes missing. Nonetheless, her immoral personality could lead her to the wrong side of the table anytime; if Gina can sleep with her boss to maintain her job, she's capable of much more. On the other hand, there's a serial killer on the loose with an atrocious fetish. He performs disgusting things with his victims that made me squirm in my chair. With Miss Simmons missing, Sparks becomes the number one suspect. He has to prove his innocence quickly.
I enjoyed following the court proceedings. They were so well-executed that I felt like I was in the courtrooms. The author is very adept at composing court-related affairs. The court dialect was formal, and so were the body language and general demeanor.
Additionally, Sparks and Peterson had a notable difference in their clientele. While the former dealt with low or medium-ranged clients, Peterson sailed in high waters, often smiling to the bank with enormous amounts of cash. Listening to them dispute in court felt like watching a law-based movie.
Errin does not miss out on the tiniest details during the narration. These elucidations created images in my mind that played like a fast-paced thriller film. I thoroughly enjoyed the humor I encountered. Though written in a mildly vulgar language, I chuckled at the light moments in the tale.
This fast-paced story evoked sad emotions in me at times. Some parts of the work have been set at Amber Meadows, a retirement facility with aging people battling different kinds of illnesses and disorders. For instance, Mary Olsen had Alzheimer’s, and her health was declining rapidly. She could not recognize her husband even while conversing with him.
I only found several errors; consequently, the book is professionally edited. There was nothing to dislike, and the installment was a masterpiece! Hence, I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to crime thriller enthusiasts.
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