Reviewed by -- Maegan
** Note - this review is by a member of the review team that this blog used to have. Even though the team has been retired, I still have some reviews of theirs to share. **
Book Review of --
Regulated for Murder: A Michael Stoddard American Revolution Thriller by Suzanne Adair
Overall star rating --- 5
About the book:
For ten years, an execution hid murder. Then Michael Stoddard came to town.
Bearing a dispatch from his commander in coastal Wilmington, North Carolina, redcoat Lieutenant Michael Stoddard arrives in Hillsborough in February 1781 in civilian garb. He expects to hand a letter to a courier working for Lord Cornwallis, then ride back to Wilmington the next day. Instead, Michael is greeted by the courier's freshly murdered corpse, a chilling trail of clues leading back to an execution ten years earlier, and a sheriff with a fondness for framing innocents--and plans to deliver Michael up to his nemesis, a psychopathic British officer.
Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 29
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 9
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
This story take place during the beginning of the United States of America. The author has done a wonderful job setting the story so much so that it feels like the reader has traveled back in time to witness the events first hand. The characters are wonderfully developed. The reader can truly understand how the characters are feeling as the story unfolds. I enjoyed how the author has the characters depend on someone who could easily be mistreated and underplayed due to being handicap. It shows that everyone has a role to play. This story is definitely a page turn so make sure to clear your schedule once you get into it you won't be able to put it down. There is some fight, flirtation, and murder scenes that could be much for younger readers.
Genre -- Murder Mystery
Age recommendations -- 16 due to sex and violence
Sex content rating -- mild-mostly just flirting and such
Violence rating -- moderate
** The author's links **
Amazon author page