I do a lot of reading. I like all types of books from Stephen King to Nicolas Sparks. I also enjoy the 50 shades series. This is the first book I have read from Adam Mitzner. I can say with 100% certainty it won't be my last. This book had me from page one. I didn't see any of the twists coming. I think the courtroom scenes were believable. (In that, in many books, I feel the writer makes the judge "pick" on our hero more than would be believable.) This book had a great hero and the whole story developed the characters very well. Yayyyy me for finding a new author to enjoy.
Excellent legal thriller! Eighteen months ago, Dan Sorenson was a successful young attorney with a large law firm in New York when he won a high profile case defending a star football player accused of rape. The following day his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident. He resigned from the law firm and spent 18 months drowning his sorrows in Scotch. Then he met Nina, who convinced him to defend a rapper named Legally Dead who was charged with the murder of Roxanne, a rising pop star. That is his new beginning and the beginning of many surprise twists and turns with the biggest surprises near the end. I would never have guessed this ending. Great Grisham like legal thriller!
Collins makes stories better than they really are. The plot and writing of the novel were mediocre, but Collins draws you into the characters' feelings and keeps you on the edge of your seat with his urgent telling. Lots of fun.
The narrator was excellent!
Story was great with a really unexpected twist right at the end
The language was sometimes coarse at inappropriate places
Blasphemy was very off putting
Simply put, this will remind you of Grisham. There are more twists and turns than a mountain road. Be prepared to stick with it until it's speedy conclusion.
I don't know where to start with this book, it just blew me away. The whole story had me going I was ready for the trail and enjoying how the lawyer was getting back on his feet and in his groove. And then the end just went over the top it was soo unexpected I just had to love it and hate it at the same time.
This is like the Harry Boosh books to me. They are so amazing and then bam at the end some times it is something soo unexpected.
When LD was murdered and the judge was telling him, and then again when he was comforting the lady lawyer, and the last part was when he was talking to LD's baby momma about what will come out and to keep telling his child that no matter what her daddy was brave and loved her.
Once the story got past all the rap slang, it was pretty good. The love angle bothered me but Mitzner made up for that near the end. There were holes in the legal parts of the story for which he tried to give quick fixes during the trial, but he also attempted to teach the reader how the legal system worked throughout the book - as if readers of such novels didn't have a clue.
At first Collins, the narrator, seemed pretty good. His best moments come in his voices for different characters. However, I soon noticed that every sentence was spoken with the same emotional intensity whether it had to do with missing his family, arguing a legal defense, or going for a jog. The hardest thing for me, which really grated on my nerves throughout the entire reading, was Collins' method of pronouncing the possessive of any noun that ends in the letter S. I'm sure both ways must be correct today as grammar and spelling rules have come to forgive just about anything anymore but I believe that "Colin's method" is pronounced as it is spelled, NOT as "Collinses method." "Brooks' attitude" should not be read to sound like "Brookses attitude."
I don't regret reading it but it's far from being on my favorites list.