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What would have made Incriminating Evidence better?
If I hadn't read book 1 (Special Circumstances) first and thereby had no idea this was a cut and paste.
What didn’t you like about Tim Campbell’s performance?
He was Mildly annoying. Every female came equipped with a quivering "...I'm about to cry" voice.. Even the strong ones. The "posh" voices were only a step off that. It just became a bit much, and considering he had book 1 to go by, you'd think it would have been easy.
Any additional comments?
OK, so seriously, is it plagiarism if the work that you are copying from is your own? Probably not since it is after all, with your permission.
This book is so exact, that I swear, I may buy both print copies in Kindle just to see how many lines are precise duplicates (verses just near misses).
Start with plot. In both books a limited cast of characters are the suspects because the murder occurs in a locked room (book 1 the law office and book 2 a hotel room) where the law partner (or in this case former partner) are accused with incontrovertible evidence.
In both books, our hero(s) defense attorney, Mike Daily, is hired to defend the accused who repeatedly and needlessly lies about the events (many times the same lies) causing the defense to be impossible. In both, the accused intentionally contaminates the crime scene with his fingerprints in full view of witnesses during the discovery of the body (book 1 safeing the firearm book 2 rendering 1st aid).
It is impossible to list all of the identical dialog, circumstances, and twists, but I can say I have never read another book where the author copied himself and merely changed names and places to protect the innocent (or in this case a blind and deaf person from noticing his copying of previously original ideas). Even things like the hired gun of a pathologist who tells the jury from the witness stand "... I like Dr. [so and so] he's a good medical examiner, I admire him but here, I think he got it wrong, dead wrong" I swear I am sure there was cutting and pasting.
In the end, I became so consumed with (and annoyed by) spotting the "ctrl - C, ctrl - V" (for anyone not familiar, that is the keyboard shortcut for Copy and Paste) that I lost all interest in the book. Add to that, very obvious questions are never asked (if both people are given GHB and it knocks them out, then where is the container it came in assuming the suspect gave it to himself and the victim?) over and over again... it was truly a disappointing read. The first book was good and I gave it 4 and 5 stars, this was a mindless repeat.
I been robbed I tell ya, robbed!
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
I listened to book one and enjoyed it so I bought book two. The characters were slightly different but the legal procedural was identical to book one. I could predict almost everything and there were only slight school differences.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful