Some secrets aren't uncovered. They are unleashed...
The national bestselling author is back with a gripping legal thriller of a brilliant lawyer caught between her client, a powerful family's hidden legacy, and the truth...
Josie Baylor-Bates returns to the practice of criminal defense when her friend's sixteen-year-old daughter, Hannah, is arrested for the brutal slaying of her step-grandfather - a California Supreme Court justice. Although all evidence points to Hannah's guilt, her family's disturbing relations may play a more significant role than anyone could guess. As Josie unravels a circle of secrets, she discovers a shocking truth that could save her client-or destroy them all...
©2007 Rebecca Forster (P)2011 Rebecca Forster
The narrator spoke so quickly it was as if she were speed reading to get done in time for an appointment. She was also either extremely monotone while describing things or horribly dramatic while reading dialogue. All in all, I will not listen to one of her performances again.
I really wanted to know how the story ended, although I was pretty sure I had it figured out at the very beginning.
Good book. I really enjoyed listening to it.
I admit I only listened 1/4 of the book before abandoning it. The story line holds a lot of unfulfilled promise. The layer is not an even headed professional. From early on, she gets herself so emotionally attached to the suspect that I can't see how she can conduct an effective defense. The suspect, a teeager, should spill all of her story like any teen who's innocent. But she says nothing but "not guilty". That's plainly unbelievable.If the narration were better, I probably would stay with the book longer (how long?). But I have to say this is one of the most poorly narrated books I've listened, if not THE most poorly.
She's very fast, as if she's racing through the book to go home. The tone, the tempo and the emotion are not right, either.
I'd cut a lot of political background noise and the related characters.
this was the first time I had a desire not to finish a book... narrator sound like she had her frog in her throat when trying to do men. and as a black person kinda offended at the impersonation of the black character but this was probably more so the way it was written that made her act it out that way. not impressed at all with this book and likely won't read the series
The ending had a twist I enjoyed. I listen while I'm at work and really enjoyed this book
I highly recommend
Haven't read the print version
I have never really read criminal books. This one was pretty good.
Surprisingly, I really liked the book. I actually ran an extra mile at the end because it was a good part and I wanted to see what happened next. My only complaint is it just ended abruptly. Other than that, I liked it.
The story is weak. Character development doesn't happen. Overall, very predictable.
Platt mispronounced physical by saying psychic in one instance. Not a horrible performance, but somewhat bland.
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