Review by Callistus Ibenye -- The Embalmer

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Review by Callistus Ibenye -- The Embalmer

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Embalmer" by Vincent Zandri.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Embalmer by Vincent Zandri is the first instalment of the A Steve Jobz Thriller Series. The narrative is based on the name of the main character, Steve Jobz. The novel is set in modern-day Albany County, New York.

Steve Jobz, a former police officer, works for The New York Unemployment Agency. He was dismissed from the Albany Police Department after his involvement in a shooting. Steve Jobz shot an armed black youth during a 'robbery gone bad' incident. The Police Department saw the shooting as a racially motivated act and subsequently dismissed Steve Jobz from his position as a police officer. Now, detective Miller invites Steve Jobz to help solve a murder case known as The Mortician Murders. The mortician kidnaps young middle-aged women and embalms them while they were still alive. Three women have already become his victims. Can Steve Jobz and Miller be able to stop the mortician murderer before his next strike?

The Embalmer is a crime drama novel full of action, thriller and suspense. It has an interesting plot that makes sense. The story was so interesting, so captivating, and so well-balanced that I could not put down the book until I had finished reading it. This author, Vincent Zandri, has a distinctive writing style and a rich grasp of storytelling techniques. The tone he used in this novel is proper for the story and reflects his attitude towards the characters and his audience. The story flows and is a pleasure to read. The main characters were well-developed and fit their respective roles. My favourite character in this novel is Steve Jobz. He is presented as an easy-going person who gets along with everyone and does not take himself too seriously. Steve jobz also has a good sense of humour which made the story more interesting and balances the gruesome descriptions of the Mortician's process and routine. 

This book’s chapters are short but have enough dialogue. The conversation between the characters makes sense and helps move the plot forward. The Embalmer by Vincent Zandri has some explicit sex scenes that may disturb a sensitive reader.

I rate The Embalmer by Vincent Zandri 4 out of 4 stars. The story has an interesting plot. It seems to have been professionally edited. I found no grammar, spelling or punctuation mistakes in it. The narrative was written in a language that is simple and pleasurable to read. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy a good thriller novel that has a bit of humour.

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Post by Espie »

The title and the theme make this book seem to be not for me. It's amazing, though, when people are able to take life as lightly as could be despite unfortunate circumstances. Thank you for your succinct review.
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Post by Caylie_Cat »

Great review, Callistus, and I am glad you enjoyed reading this book so much!
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