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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Jade Rabbit" by Paul Silvestri.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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The Jade Rabbit by Paul Silvestri is book 1 of The Jack Castle Files series. Jack Castle is a private investigator hired by Richard Laughton, a collector of rare Chinese jade figurines, to return a package stolen by Tom Figgis. Tom Figgis worked as a landscape gardener at his client's house but was fired when the man found out he was a fraud. While on this mission, Jack had his knee badly injured and was recommended to Dr. Andrew Roberts for surgery. However, the surgery costs a fortune, and he can't afford it. This led both men to cut a deal that would be good for each of them.

Dr. Roberts' niece, Hayley Roberts, who has been looking for someone to help her in her acting career, left with someone and didn't mention whom. Dr. Robert asks Jack, as a private investigator, to find out where Hayley is and if she's okay in exchange for free knee surgery. What started out as a straightforward missing person case turned into murder, with stolen Chinese figurines involved. The worst happened when Jack became a prime suspect in this murder. Did Jack do it? Will he be able to find Hayley Roberts? Get a copy of this book to find out.

I love the pace with which this story was told. It was not rushed, and the suspense was in the right proportion. I love that the author developed the characters well. I so much loved the character of Gary, not because his traits and behavior are likable, but because he is your typical friend who has all the ideas but happens to end up doing them wrong or getting in trouble. I also love the way Jack tolerates him. On many occasions, I was sure that Jack would snap and tell him to get out and never come back, but that is not Jack. Every single character, even the minor ones like Priscilla White, was well-developed, and the plot was well-planned.

I am recommending The Jade Rabbit by Paul Silvestri to anyone who loves books that solve murder mysteries. I can't think of anything that I dislike about this book that diminishes my reading experience. It is my pleasure to rate it 5 out of 5 stars. The Jade Rabbit is a very interesting and well-developed detective story. The elements of uncertainty and surprise in it had me hooked. The book has definitely made it to one of my best books of the year. I seriously hope to get the opportunity to read book 2 of The Jack Castle Files because I loved this one. The book was also professionally edited.

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I am not really in the market for a new series now, but you made this sound very worthwhile. The fact that it is recommended so highly might overcome my reservations. I am almost always up for a good mystery. Thanks!
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A good murder mystery is always a pleasure to read for me. This one seems to have an interesting plot with well-constructed characters. I'll look into this series. Thank you for your great review!
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Post by Biswajit Barman 1 »

"The Jade Rabbit" by Paul Silvestri is a gripping start to The Jack Castle Files series, delivering a thrilling blend of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. From the outset, Silvestri captivates readers with a riveting tale of private investigator Jack Castle's quest to recover stolen Chinese figurines and solve a seemingly straightforward missing person case.
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Post by Saliha Hussain »

This review beautifully captures the essence of "The Jade Rabbit" by Paul Silvestri! It's evident that the book offers an immersive experience with its well-paced narrative and intricately developed characters. I'm captivated by the idea of a thrilling mystery interwoven with elements of surprise and uncertainty. Count me in for a thrilling ride through the pages of this book!
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Post by Osvaldo Borghese »

The Jade Rabbit by Paul Silvestri, book 1 of The Jack Castle Files series, looks to be a gripping mystery tale. I want to add it to my shelves to read it in the future. Thanks for the amazing review.
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Post by Olivier Muhammad »

The Jade Rabbit by Paul Silvestri seems like a thrilling detective story that keeps readers engaged with its suspenseful plot and well-developed characters. The reviewer praises the book's pace and the author's ability to maintain the right level of suspense throughout. They also mention the likable character of Gary and the overall well-planned plot. The reviewer highly recommends the book for fans of murder mysteries and rates it 5 out of 5 stars. They express eagerness to read the next book in the series. Overall, the reviewer finds The Jade Rabbit to be an interesting and well-crafted detective story that stands out as one of their favorites of the year. Touching moments, brought tears to my eyes.
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