4 out of 4 stars
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Concealment by Rose Edmunds is a book whose setting is the current time. It is a psychological thriller revolving around the life of Amy Robinson, a girl who has grown up to be a very tough lady, especially in her current business related job. It, therefore, goes without saying that the story’s themes rotate in the world of high finance. Amy is a girl who was brought up with a mother who never liked her. This situation is largely attributed to by the fact that her father died when Amy was very young. Consequently, her mother reacted to this social shock through hoarding. This made Amy’s life to be quite difficult in terms of affording basic needs. As a result, Amy resorted to never having any friends while growing up.
However, on growing up, Amy secures a job as the head of the Tax Department of a large Finance company. Sadly, this never brought to cessation Amy’s troubles. The new company’s boss, Smithies, seems to be the orchestrator of problems in the company and Amy becomes bold enough to pose questions when she believes that things are not adding up. Things move from bad to worse when Amy’s coworker is found murdered. Amy is now highly stimulated to find the murderers, whom she suspects to be her new boss, Smithies. Amy seems to be alone in her quest as almost everyone presumes her to be crazy about her suspicions. Will she ever come to unveil the truths being concealed in the company? Well, you have to grab a copy of this lovely book to know more.
The story is written in a complex plot which is very engaging and that will keep all of its readers glued to their seats. The twists of events are what makes the story even more tantalizing. I would like to commend the writer for the inclusion of humor, sarcasm, and irony as they helped to provoke my following of the story. Moreover, I fell in love with the inner voice that was conversing with Amy as it made her do things which under normal circumstances she would have hesitated.
The first person narration style of writing can also not go unnoticed as it helped me to easily and quickly identify with the protagonist, Amy. Through this, I was able to share with her all emotional turns that she went through throughout the story. The character development was also amazing as the writer used detailed descriptions giving us a clear picture of who the characters really are and what kind of the business company is being spoken of in the story. The story is also fast-paced right from the beginning enabling you to become familiarized with the plot in a very short time. The suspense in the story also tends to make it even more riveting.
The writing of the story is flawless as I encountered no grammatical and punctuation errors. The only issue I came across with was the use of financial terms. But, I believe this cannot deter the flow of the story as the terms smoothly align with the storyline. I, therefore, give this book a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend the book to people who love business oriented psychological thrillers filled with suspense and action.
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