Top positive review
Another exciting outing into Martini's legal world
Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2018
Steve Martini's books read as very real--this author has the experience to back up his novels, and also has clearly done more in-depth research for this one, PRIME WITNESS--which is fun for the layman to be a part of.
My only two problems are that Martini shows signs of lazy writing. "He made a face, like..." Then Martini will explain what this face means. This is a "tell" not "show" method of writing, and although this style is more forgivable in thriller novels than in other types of storytelling, Martini relies on the technique overly much. Maybe he is still honing his skills as a writer, as this is one of his earlier books. But it does prove distracting, as this form is used just about on every other page. If the plot had been any less compelling, I might have quit this one.
Also, the wife of the main character grows tiresome very quickly, as she is such a raging B. This married couple was separated in the first book of the series, and now that they have reconciled, one would think the wife would know what she is getting herself in for married to an attorney. At the end, when Madriani describes her as "forgiving," this is a joke--the character trait NEVER showed up on the page.
Overall, this book gets 5 stars from me because I wanted to come back to it at the end of the day. Considering most of the boring schlock put out there but so many substandard authors these days, having a book be very engaging is no small thing.