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The Mentor - Aaron Maines, Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli

Detective Eric Shaw with Scotland Yard is investigating a string of cases that seem to parallel eerily to a case he worked twenty years before where little Mina was the only survivor when her family was brutally murdered.  He was the cop that discovered her hidden under her parent’s bed.  As the prologue comes to an end, the reader can’t wait to see if there will be justice for little Mina.

 

Except for excessive violence, the beginning caught my interest entirely.  Writers are said to do best when they write about what they know.  By an overview of ratings, this author seems to excel when it comes to her sci-fi novels.  I’m not sure the mystery & suspense genre is the best avenue for her.  The protagonist, Detective Eric Shaw, is despicable.  He alters evidence in order to make sure the charge sticks to the ‘bad guy’.  Hello!!  How does ‘Mr. Almighty’ determine the individual to be the bad guy if he’s going to mess with the evidence?  He’s a fifty-something man practically panting over a twenty-something girl who works under him.  If this is classified as a romantic suspense novel, the ‘romantic’ part didn’t work for me.  It made him pathetic.  There were also some issues, it seems, with translation.  This was originally written in Italian and some of the English words didn’t seem to fit well.  Rating: 2.5 out of 5.