Reviewed by Carol Coetzee for Readers' Favorite
In Exonerated by S.A. Dymond, Ed Roletti is a police officer. One day he is on duty when a call comes over the radio about a murder scene. Ed double checks the address and then races over there. He knows this address! His younger sister, Mary, lives there! His panic is evident when he reaches the scene to find it wrapped in tape and surrounded by police officers. His frenzied and frantic efforts to reach his sister are stopped by his fellow officers and friends. He breaks down when he learns that she has been brutally murdered and mutilated. The race is on to find out who killed Mary. Exonerated starts off with a brief view of the crime, moves on to the police investigation, and then on to the trial. What happens next will leave you gasping in surprise. A must-read!
Exonerated by S.A. Dymond is fast paced reading, with very little down time. You need to keep reading, and end up racing through the book at breakneck speed. "Did he or didn't he?" rolls around in your mind as you read, and it is nail biting. You question police procedures, the speed at which cases are closed and prosecuted, then start wondering if the police really have their man. The court proceedings lead to a surprising twist, with more twists that follow, leaving you wondering and somewhat shell shocked. A wonderful, gripping story filled with suspense and mystery. An amazing read. The plot was really well planned, the story intriguing, and the book was well paced. I was surprised by the writing style, which used some lovely words and expressions not often seen in today's books. There are some graphic scenes, but nothing that does not support the storyline. I will be looking out for further books from this author.