I loved this book.The only reason I took one star away from the "story" is because I saw the ending coming a little earlier than I would have liked. That said, everything else was fantastic. The character development. The plot. The twists and turns as the two attorneys keep uncovering more and more lies their client has told. And the PERFORMANCE! Mr. Collins does an absolutely phenomenal job with each and every line, each and every voice, bringing the story to life almost like if you were watching it happen.
I really liked Mr. Mitzner's first book. This one is even better. As I said in my review for his first, I hope he writes fast!
A mystery built more on character development than on the plot itself. And, while some of the relationships seem a tad too pat (the divorced couple that gets along like few married couples do, for example), overall I thought it was extremely entertaining. Quite frankly, I had a hard time putting it down and was sorry when it was over.
As others have said, there is a feud between two towns, a murder, and the ex-wife calls her husband (the main character) when their daughter is arrested as the #1 suspect. At first, it seems like an open and shut case...except our guy starts uncovering layer upon layer of deceit. By the end, I was quite glad i did not live in a small town!
I thought the narrator was excellent. Yes, he overdid the Minnesota accent a couple of times...but, not being from there, I could live with it. He did an amazing job with all the rest.
Yes, I would definitely recommend this.
Thank you, Audible, for recommending this debut thriller. It was well written. Full of unexpected but mostly believable twists. Amusing without the humor getting in the way. Excellently read. Hope Mr. Mitzner is a fast writer.
I enjoyed so much the sequel to this book ( Innocent) that I went back to the original, also read and very well by Edward Herrmann, whom I had not heard before. It's an even better book than the sequel and Herrmann captures Rusty Sabich's (spelling? I never saw it in print) anguish as well as can be imagined. Never thought I would compliment a reader except Frank Muller so extravagantly. Read this again. We all did in the 1980s when it was a unique venture into courtroom drama, and it is just as fresh today. You will have forgotten the detail that make it such fine literature.