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The Last Matriarch: Bob White by David L. Simmons is a beautifully crafted, action-packed thriller. It takes you to the behind scenes of political rivalry and power struggle entangled in the darkest secrets of the criminal underworld.

Bob White, a Southern politician is implicated in the murder of Dr. Ray Williams. The evidence against him is mounting and the underworld vows revenge. With the detectives on his tail and the criminal underworld on his neck, he has to act sensibly to save his career and life.

Meanwhile, the Matriarch of the south, Johnnie Mae Dixon is obliged to rescue Bob from this life and death situation. With so many hidden hands, pulling strings for their selfish motives, who will win in this game of deceptions?

This is undoubtedly a well-written story. The author perfectly captures the complexity of the criminal underworld and politics. Here, the business cannot be separated from personal lives. People take sides for profits. They manipulate others for their own advantages. It is impossible to believe anyone. Under all this chaos, there exist some deep emotional connections. They are built with love as well as blood. This is the game-changer in the story. Johnnie Mae Dixon is a woman of strong character and authenticity. She has years of experience playing this ugly game. She reads people well and her calculations never fail. There is a well-made reason for everyone’s obedience.

One of the best features of this story is its storytelling. The plot revolves around so many different characters. The author creates suspicion and only reveals their backstories, one at a time. It is interesting to note that how well he connects all these characters. He built a closely knitted, one large family with Johnnie Mae at the center. If one knot is misplaced, it will eventually affect the overall strength of this group. The wise matriarch knows this and acts accordingly.

Every scene is scripted flawlessly. The author explains every minute detail with utmost clarity. Reading this tale is like watching a fast-paced action movie. The detailing was that much perfect here. The author presents every character with a little bit of caution. They all have an arc of suspicion hovering upon them. Even Bob White is not exempted from this. Hats off to the author brilliance.

Overall, this is an impressively penned story, which keeps you guessing on what will happen next and surprise you with unpredictable twists.

The Moving Words Review

Definitely worth purchasing the book on Amazon.

The Last Matriarch: Bob White by David L. Simmons is a beautifully crafted, action-packed thriller. It takes you to the behind scenes of political rivalry and power struggle entangled in the darkest secrets of the criminal underworld.

Bob White, a Southern politician is implicated in the murder of Dr. Ray Williams. The evidence against him is mounting and the underworld vows revenge. With the detectives on his tail and the criminal underworld on his neck, he has to act sensibly to save his career and life.

The Last Matriarch: Day of the Robin by David L. Simmons is a slow-brewing suspense thriller set in the Black community of High Point, North Carolina. The Matriarch of the community, Johnnie Mae Dixon, guides the children with her foresight and wisdom. Her daughter, Sylvia, wanted to know what triggered the bootleg war in the fifties.

The story then leaps to the fifties, where the underworld businesses were flourishing but not without power struggle and greed.

While uncovering the reason for the bootleg war, everyone sees only one side of the story. What if there was another side, a much darker one, waiting to be unveiled?

The Last Matriarch: Day of the Robin is undoubtedly a perfectly structured thriller. It opens with a pitch that creates suspense right away. But the author reveals the circumstances which lead to the opening scene much later. He builds a carefully crafted story before introducing the secrets. The story features a large number of characters. But the author gives space and time to each of them to express themselves. We get to know their hidden intentions as the story progresses. The author gives reasons for their actions and why they behave like that. This way he has molded a close-knit story without any loopholes. He maintains the suspense until the very last page. This clearly made the story way more attractive than others. Not many authors have this ability.

One of the highlights of the story is its beautiful narration. David L. Simmons has a peculiar style of expression. Each scene is painted vividly with attention to the details. He narrates human emotions without losing their intensity. Nobody is perfect here. They all have a strong polished face on the outside with a dark vulnerable side hidden beneath them. Although the main story is about the underworld businesses in the fifties, it also features the Black history and their numerous struggles for a quality life and freedom. Overall, this is an excellent piece of work, providing a very pleasurable experience to its readers.

– The Moving Words Review

Undeniably, a great thriller book! Buy on Amazon.

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It’s a complicated, yet superbly structured psychological thriller with emotional depth and a hopeful outlook. The novel is gritty at times, with some racism, violence, and profanity, but the gutsy Jason captures the readers’ attention as he and his sidekick crime-solver, Captain Morris, struggle with clues and criminals seeking clarity and redemption as the tension rises.

With this mystery standalone book, the author, a crime writer, forges new ground. It’s a complicated, yet superbly structured psychological thriller with emotional depth and a hopeful outlook. The novel is gritty at times, with some racism, violence, and profanity, but the gutsy Jason captures the readers’ attention as he and his sidekick crime-solver, Captain Morris, struggle with clues and criminals seeking clarity and redemption as the tension rises.

“This was the splendid days of the ’50s. No one could escape the fishbowl.”

This line from the initial chapters will draw you in immediately, and this is one of those novels that you’ll want to read all in one sitting.

Are you looking for the next mystery to solve? Do you want to be part of the process of obtaining justice? Go to your escape room and read this mind-boggling story to bring out your inner detective and make you think hard.

– The Moving Words Review

Lovers of psychological thriller books, check this out on Amazon.