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5.0 out of 5 starsEnjoyed and look forward to the next book of this series
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2016
I liked this book and looked forward to picking it back up each time after finishing other tasks. That is meaningful to me, as I stop more than a few books only part way in. I liked both the new characters of the author as well as how the book was written. I am still a bit confused about 'the organization', a mysterious, but rich in resources, organization in the background throughout the book, but am sure that all this will be cleared up in the next book.
Judgment Call: A Suspense Thriller by JC Ryan is a great read. I enjoyed this book about the perfect family with the perfect life until ... The husband is charged with murder. Well written with well developed characters and fast paced. I found the story engaging and fit the "suspense thriller" genre beautifully. A few twists and turns in the right places are to the enjoyment. I appreciated that the action scenes weren't long and drug out as many writers tend to do. You can only read about a punch, a shot, a head bashing, or car chase so many times before you have to start skipping through it. Not a problem with Judgement Call. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
3.0 out of 5 starsOkay read - longer than necessary
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2019
There were several times I wanted to just put this book down and stop reading. That is unusual for me. I kept reading to the very end. The plot was okay - could have been a little better. The storyline didn't flow smoothly for the most part. There was too much filler information. Like the author was trying to meet a word count and just threw stuff in there. It kept me confused because you had the bad guys, bad guys acting like good guys, good guys acting like bad guys. The final outcome made no sense at all. The ending was disappointing.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book....
4.0 out of 5 starsAndy's wife is trying to prove her husband is innocent of a crime he is doing time for.
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2019
Andy is in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit. a life sentence. He feels like all is lost. His wife Jamie, is bound and determined to find a way to prove that her husband is innocent and shouldn't be in prison. Judge Regan St Clair and Jake Westley, a former Special Forces operator, are helping her. What they discover is a world of deceit and menace. A world where nothing is as it seems, and no one and nothing can be trusted. Can they prove Andy's innocent? You will have to read the book to find out. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book from Hidden Gems.
5.0 out of 5 starsA Novel Of Crime. And Framing the Innoce
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2017
JCR has written s novel of a husband and wife who have the perfect marriage. They even have two children. Everything is great until the husband is framed for murder. The collected evidence points to the husband. The wife knows he is innocent and sets out to prove it. This is an excellent read for the genre..... ER
5.0 out of 5 starsExtremely good suspense surrounding the legal system
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2017
I found this "Exonerated Series" very enjoyable. The pace is good with characters that are not always predictable. Main characters are in the story in a way that is often times surprising. I recommend and hope there might be more to come.
I really love the characters in the book, they feel real to me. The only thing I didn't care for was that it was impossible to figure out the main bad guy as he had barely ever been mentioned until the last couple chapters.
I thought the book as ok - but it needs some tweaking and tightening up. There was 1 place where the wrong name was used and some of the events were confusing. Although I could tell that the author was trying to keep covered who the bad guys were - it just made it confusing.
There's also a scene towards the end where Regan is in hospital and only able to make unintelligible noises and then suddenly comes out with a full sentence. And a house that has its front bombed off takes what seems like an afternoon to be rebuilt.
I didn't particularly warm to Regan and her coffee addiction was soon grating. I did read the book right to the end - but am still confused over the point of the whole thing. Much like my review - I found the book disjointed and a little too long.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2018
I got this book because it was free. (I deliberately seek out free books as it is a brilliant way to find new authors). This book was brilliantly written. The characterisation was superb and the twists and turns were good. There was also a small love angle.
An action packed suspense thriller with a 'who can you trust' theme running all the way to the end. Cleverly plotted, lots of twists and turns, deduction and guesswork and violence, with a surprise ending. I recommend for an exciting journey, and I look forward to reading more in this series.