When I write a review, it's fun for me but they are not always considered very helpful.
Incredibly Soap-Opera-ish. Self-will run riot with two protagonists pushing the limits of believablity. If this were a movie, it would rival "Plan 9/Outer Space" as the worst. Scott Brick's overacting left me laughing and shaking my head in disbelief. No more Meltzer for me.
Dead Even left me with a feeling of Dead
Loss. The story introduces the reader to Sarah and Jarrod,, one a defense lawyer, the other starting a new career as an assistant district attorney. Of course they are married, to each. Recipe for conflict, I'm thinking 'Great! Buckle up!'
I found myself continuously distracted by irrational dialog and characters inexplicably angry, then depressed, then confident, then happy. I can't imagine Sarah getting and keeping a job at a Walmart, let alone prosecuting petty felons.
With all due respect to the author, save your money, unless you're a fan of Scott Brick's narration, in which case there are many, many better examples than Dead Even.
So I love Brad Metzger books and i'm used to exactly how complex he can make a plot. But this one took the madness to a whole new level! I found myself yelling at my ipod, just to have the characters behave like anyone normal would. It was entertaining, but it could have been half as long and a little more to the point for my liking.
Very good book. The little twists and turns, kept your interest every minute. I look forward to reading another book by this author. I also enjoyed the narrator's voice. It goes very well with the charactor.
Too much suspension of disbelief is required for this book, and the characters are 2 dimensional. That being said, it wasn't bad, but your money is probably better spent elsewhere.
This book was long, boring and predictable. I read many legal thrillers and believe me this was not even close. The characters were unbelievable and unlikable with no redeeming qualities.