Review: The Seventh Commandment

The Seventh Commandment
The Seventh Commandment by Lawrence Sanders
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Seventh Commandment by Lawrene Sanders had me hooked from the first page. I started it in the morning, and finished it in the early evening.

Dora Conti, who is an insurance investigator, gets sent on the tough cases. What I find ingratiating is that Dora, the heroine in this story, is not a super model type – she is an average looking woman, slightly overweight, but with a mind as sharp as nails when it came to getting down to the nitty-gritty truth of matters. Dora’s boss sends her to New York to investigate the death of the Starrett family patron who was knifed down in the street. The Starrett family owned high-end jewelry stores all over the world.

Page after page unfolds another twist and turn in the story. Dora plods along, working with John Wenden, a NY cop who develops a crush on Dora. However, Dora, as tempted as she might be by the flatery John pours on her, keeps telling John that she is a happily married woman. Does she succumb to his advances – read the book (LOL)

The Starrett family, and those who surround them, are a mysterious lot whose lives have become entwined with lust, greed, and murder after murder. Just when Dora thinks she has it all figured out, another body shows up dead, and it is usually the person she was thinking might be the mastermind behind the entire sordid affair. However, as Dora digs deeper, she discovers something even more sinister – something that steps outside the luxurious world of the Starrett empire.

For anyone who loves a great murder/mystery, The Seventh Commandment is a must read!

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