Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Conspiracy Of Silence by Augustine Sam

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Book Information
Genre: Mystery
  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 30, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1517190312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1517190316

Synopsis: The conscience of a town steeped in sexism, vanity and hypocrisy is pricked by the brutal murder of a mysterious woman in a park in Los Angeles. But the shock is transformed into a steamy, seductive scandal when the body turns out to be that of Susan Whitaker, the flamboyant wife of the governor of California. 

Soon, a dazzlingly intricate shuffle of volatile links leads the police to the delicate theory of secret lover/blackmailer, and to the indictment of Benjamin Carlton, Hollywood’s most influential black celebrity.

Then curious things begin to happen when Carlton’s ambitious girlfriend, Rita Spencer suddenly unearths the shocking secret that Susan Whitaker did not, in fact, exist. She little realizes however that her discovery of this colossal fraud is a mere curtain raiser to a chilling world of ugly skeletons dating back to the assassination of a U.S. senator in a Washington hotel sauna, skeletons connected to riveting sex scandals in high places, skeletons the FBI and political kingmakers will kill for.

Review: This is a remarkable story with many twists and turns. In the beginning, it is a bit confusing as it bounces between characters and scenes. As the story continues, however, all of the pieces start to fit together, and the plot makes perfect sense.

The characters are very well-developed, and the integrity of the main character is obvious while her personality is entertaining and fun.  The action of the story is told in vivid and dynamic word pictures.

If you're looking for a good mystery/thriller, with an incredibly strong female character, this is definitely the book for you!

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Four stars

About the author
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Augustine Sam is a bilingual Italian journalist and an award-winning poet. A member of the U.K. Chartered Institute of Journalists, he was formerly Special Desk editor at THISDAY newspapers, an authoritative Third World daily first published in collaboration with the Financial Times of London. He later became correspondent for central Europe. His poems have been published in two international anthologies: The Sounds of Silence & Measures of the Heart. One of his poems, Anguish & Passion, was the winner of the Editors’ Choice Awards in the North America Open Poetry contest, USA.
His collection of poems, Flashes of Emotion, was the 2015 International Book Award Finalist. 

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