Review by DorcasToo -- Tidal Pools by Robert Marier

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Review by DorcasToo -- Tidal Pools by Robert Marier

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Tidal Pools" by Robert Marier.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Charles Atkins grew up in the 1950s in Maine village. In 2018, he comes back as a grandfather and narrates to his grandkids a sad memory from his prime years. They set off to Berry Island where he tells the story of Henry Brand who is accused of murdering Reggie Wyman, a lobsterman. Charles goes down the memory lane of his childhood, adulthood, and Susan’s story (his wife). He had just cleared law school and still green when this occurs. With the passion to help out his friend who had saved his life before, he sets out to find justice despite his fear of losing the case.

All he wants for Henry to get his freedom, so he tries to find a seasoned lawyer to help him out. However, Henry wants him to handle his case as he trusts him. This is quite a fete considering the prosecutor is experienced, yet he has never handled a case before. Considering Henry had been a victim of racism before he fears the White populace of Maine may work against him. So Charles seeks out his professor from school to help him out. Also in his bandwagon is his roommate Peter volunteering to help out. But, so much is on their mind, but the biggest question is how they will set Henry Brand free?

Tidal Pools by Robert Marier is a thriller full of surprises. The story takes us through different timelines. I admire how the author is an excellent storyteller and captivates the reader. The descriptions are epic and you can envision those tides, even feel the waves through the words. This is a legal thriller, and it is evident the research done is great. From the terms used, the concepts, to the narrations of the court procedures it’s just on point.

This book is a page-turner: once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down to the very end. There are no filler chapters that would make the story seem superficial. It feels so real. The book has been exceptionally edited and because of that, I enjoyed reading it. I had a revised version, so I think that’s why I didn’t find errors. There’s nothing, in particular, I didn’t like with the book. The font is a comfortable one, and the short chapters made you yearn for more. Another plus is the use of images that was a winner.

I rate Tidal Pools 4 out of 4 stars; the author did justice to the book. It is a neutral read with no violence, intimacy, or curses. I recommend the book to all lovers of the Crime/Thriller/Mystery genre.

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This is just one of those books that I would love to read. It sounds so captivating and unique. Thanks for the informative review.
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Your review clearly brings out the intrigue this boom holds. Beautiful!

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I love a good page-turner and switching timeline, when it's well done is a great tool.
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Thanks for this insightful review, I could easily note what the book is all about. The plot of the book seems intriguing. I would love to read this book too.

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Sounds like a very fascinating book. Good to hear about the lack of errors and the use of imagery. I am quite fond of thrillers so I may give it a go - thanks for the great review!

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Sounds so provoking. This is actually the real gem for me. Great review.

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Thank you!
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Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall not fear.
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This must be a great book , already am salivating for it. Great review.
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Is it just with me? I feel it is hard to find books without any erotic scenes or profanity. Growing up I wanted to be a lawyer, this book may just re-kindle those feelings. Thank you for the review.

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Kevivas03 wrote: ↑
08 Aug 2020, 12:25
Is it just with me? I feel it is hard to find books without any erotic scenes or profanity. Growing up I wanted to be a lawyer, this book may just re-kindle those feelings. Thank you for the review.
Not just you, but I love erotic scenes they are hard to nail and if properly executed it takes a book to another level.
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It's nice to see that you enjoyed reading this book. I appreciate the detailed review and your recommendation. Good job!

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I hope he was to able to get justice for his friend. Sounds like a gripping story.

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I always like to read real-life stories. This one also seems to have some experiences, sorrow, love, happiness, friendship. Great review.
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