3 out of 4 stars
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Life was never easy for Steven Cooper. He lost his mother at the age of fifteen and his girlfriend when he was nineteen. And this wasn't all. After the death of his girlfriend, he left catering college to become a pathologist, but misfortune followed him there too. His fiance abandoned him at the altar, and it was the moment when he thought he was done with women, but he was wrong.
Now, Steven is working as a forensic pathologist with the local police department. While working on a case, he begins to fall for Heather. Heather is a victim of attempted murder, who had previously been abused by her ex-husband Barry. Barry has escaped from the secure unit now, and the police have provided protection to Heather. But someone else needs protection more than Heather. Will the police officials realize their mistake? Do Steven and Heather have a future together?
The engaging and captivating crime thriller Coopers Law by Wendy Blundell revolves around three different cases. It is not just a crime thriller but a heartwarming tale of family, friendship, and dedication. It is an emotional ride, where readers experience the extremes of love, hatred, loyalty, betrayal, and cruelty. In short, the story has a lot of things to keep the readers spellbound.
The thing I like most about this book is the use of precise language. The author has avoided wordiness and used easy-to-understand phrases. The dialogues are simple yet realistic and full of puns. The presence of the puns balances out the tragic aspects of the story.
The book has a wide range of characters, and it is appreciable that every character is given due importance. All the major and minor characters are given enough space to nourish through the book, which makes them relatable and close to reality.
The author has used the techniques of symbolism and personification to add more depth to the story. Almost every character is given a symbolic meaning. Steven is a symbol of dedication, Edward (Steven's father) is presented as a paragon of fatherly love, and the technician Charlie and Sergeant Taylor epitomize loyalty. Sally is the symbol of lost love, and the character of Amy (the girl who abandoned Steven at the altar) is the personification of betrayal and deceit.
The only off-putting thing in this book is the abundance of errors. These errors include missing and misused commas, periods, apostrophes, and helping verbs. It seems that the book is not edited at all, and it makes this enthralling read a bit sloppy. That is why I am giving this book 3 out of 4 stars. I am not giving it 2 stars because the book is captivating in the true sense of the word, and it would be unjust to give it a lower rating.
I would recommend this book to crime thriller fans, especially to the fans of CID (an Indian drama series) as they would find this book very relatable. I won't recommend it to young readers because it contains mature content.
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