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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Elocution Lessons is a work of edgy action fiction penned by author J. William Patrick. Written for adult audiences due to its racy content, sexual situations and graphic violence, this Tarantino-esque novel rockets through a thrilling plot with a series of stylish characters. Two such characters are Tina Wood and Bryce St. James, former high school sweethearts who have gone their separate ways into high flying success. Tina’s translation work for the FBI ought to be a doddle, but when she encounters some documents from the Middle East, things get so suspicious that she can’t help but be drawn into their intrigue. As Bryce harkens for the dynamic days from his youth, his new career as a financial star leads him back to the girl he once, and still, loves.
Author J. William Patrick has created a cinematic experience with his novel, engaging in short chapters that act as different scenes where the action takes place. From scene to scene the description is highly effective, giving strong imagery and sensation as a background to the characters and the unfolding plot. Dr Tina Wood is highly engaging as a powerful and intelligent female lead, sinking deeper into the mystery and pitting her wits against everyone around her in order to survive. The dialogue is also very sharp and witty, with fun interchanges that cut through the action and ramp up the tension with every turn of a page. Overall, Elocution Lessons is a highly stylish mystery that is sure to please fans of dynamic action and adventure fiction everywhere.