Reviewed by London Koffler
About the Book:
Murder stalks the House of Representatives as Congressman Michael Rhodes is accused of murdering Secretary Cane.
My Review: 3/5
The Murder of Secretary Judd Cane is an engaging and realistic addition to the Adventure on Capitol Hill series. While I can’t say I know a lot about or have a great love for politics, I appreciated what appear to be well-researched details about the House of Representatives and the legislative process. It was a quick and easy read, and despite its focus on politics, the promise of a resolution to the murder mystery kept me reading. I liked how each character’s background and political affiliation were discussed while the character was being introduced. This created a clear idea of each person’s motives from their very first appearances and allowed me to make predictions about who the murderer was.
I would give The Murder of Secretary Judd Cane a three out of five rating. I liked the story overall and it held my interest; however, there was little action. Although I didn’t mind it, I wondered why such in-depth discussions of a healthcare bill would be included. Similarly, there were an abundance of characters, so I kept mistaking some for others. There was some action leading up to a twist ending, but it was brief. I was left with questions, but I assume they will be answered in the coming book(s).
I would recommend The Murder of Secretary Judd Cane primarily to fans of political, crime, or mystery novels. However, despite my lack of interest in politics I was still entertained by this novel, so I think others with different interests would be too. I did enjoy this volume and am interested and invested enough that I would read its sequel.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.
About the Author:
Born in Derby, CT, and a lifelong resident of Shelton, CT. Celine is a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT where she majored in Business Administration with a minor in English. Since a child, she always loved to write.