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Piercing the Veil    by Jacqueline Fullerton order for
Piercing the Veil
by Jacqueline Fullerton
Order:  USA  Can
A P Lee, 2009 (2009)
*   Reviewed by Pat Elliott

Court reporter Anne Marshall's endeavor into crime came about because her father told her to do it. The problem is her father had been dead two years. Father appears to Anne in dreams and in visits to her apartment where he continues to smoke the pipe as when alive.

Father is sure wealthy businessman Tim Sherman is hiding his money offshore to keep his wife from getting it in a divorce settlement. Anne must find the proof. Father causes Anne a lot of trouble when he supernaturally changes court records to show that Sherman confessed to the crime.

Fortunately, for Anne, her lawyer friend discovers the changes and shreds the papers, thereby saving Anne's job.

The case becomes deadly when Sherman's mistress is murdered. Cleared of the crime, Sherman is on his way to spend his ill-gotten gains when police arrest him, thanks to Anne and Dear Old Dad. Oh, but never fear, the crime-fighting duo will return on other cases that father believes are being mishandled.

While the plot is good, the book lacks credible dialogue. It needs more show and less telling. We need to know more about the scenes and about the people involved. I suggest Ms Fullerton keep writing and perfecting her craft.

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