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Steadying the Ark

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Natalie T, Reviewer

My Recommendation

Assistant District Attorney Mack Wilson is a prosecutor in the sex crime unit, and although this book features a case that is pretty awful, the book is not graphic in any way. For that, I am so thankful as I don't think I would've enjoyed it as much. 

The beauty of this book (for me, anyway) was that this book was a novel purely on the procedural aspect of prosecuting cases. We follow Mack as the lead prosecutor, from the very beginning of this one case all the way through to her opening address, introducing evidence, cross-examination of witnesses and experts and then to closing arguments. I loved following this trial, as it was so engaging following all the ins-and-outs of courtroom life.

This book doesn't feature a romance and to be honest, I think this was the right decision by the author. This book had two very interesting storylines intwined, the court case and then Mack's creepy stalker. Although I found the stalker aspect a tad unrealistic and predictable, I was still on the edge of my seat and thought it was a great additional to the procedural plot. It broke the book up so it didn't become stale. Although Anna was a decent side character, I didn't particularly warm to her in the novel.

Steadying the Ark is a fantastic debut - I cannot wait to read more from Rebecca K. Jones in the future.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bella Books for a copy of this novel. ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

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