When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up from school, he's worried. Frannie's a great mother. Turns out there's a good explanation: She's in jail.
Unbeknownst to her husband, Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury - and refused to share a crucial piece of information about her friend Ron, who's accused of killing his wife. Now it's up to Dismas to race the clock and find a culprit, all the while wondering: Why would his wife go to jail to protect another man? Who really killed Bree Beaumont - and why? He's looking for the truth. But he's not quite sure he wants to find it....
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I didn't find this book to be slow - I wanted to see where the story was going at each new event. I'm a John Lescroart fan & wasn't disappointed by this one. I didn't realize that this was an older book though - I thought it was a new release.
Dont recommend, this book was so slow at getting to the punch. The events to get you there were not exciting either.
No it wasnt interesting enough
My first book by this author, and I was disappointed. It felt very much like the Kellerman series, almost like a carbon copy, especially in the relationship between husband and wife.
The story line slowed tremendously in the middle, and I felt like I could miss several minutes and still keep up with what was happening. Overall, a slow thriller, so does that make it a no-thrill?
I had no idea where this mystery was going. This is my first Lescroart book and I'll definitely read (or listen!) to more. An enjoyable murder/thriller. I couldn't wait to hit play and see who-dun-it!
The perseverance of Dismas Hardy to not only free his wife but to right the wrong for Ron and his kids.
Not quite, it was suspenseful but not utterly
no, this is my first
This was my first book by John Lescroart and I really enjoyed the mystery. Great work
I generally love the Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky books. However, if this had been the first one I read, it definitely would have been the last. Not one character was likeable. Just petty, childish, ridiculous behavior by all the characters, particularly Frannie and Dismas. The situations were implausible or just annoying. I will read more, because I have enjoyed them in the past, but not this one.
And the use of "Jesus Christ" as an expletive is offensive and tiresome.
the main theme of marital difficulties revolved around 4 main characters. There was too much focus and content on marital issues. The pacing was also slow, IMO. Franny Hardy was in jail for 4 days which made this a somewhat depressing listen.
Colacci is excellent.
franny should have been released on day 2, and the other sub plots could have been better developed, esp the killers in this story.
The Abe Glitzky-Dismas Hardy series is one of the most compelling and sustained works of the "mystery-thriller" genre. Lescroarts has created characters who grow over time, live through deaths of their loved ones and also the everyday-ness of actual life. These books are non-fiction as well as great ideas. The dialogue rings true. The court scenes are a bit
lengthy, but the drama of each case warrants the detail, and the trials typically contain enough real-life drama outside the courtroom to hold your attention. Each time you know that Hardy will win, of course, but, as with Joe Montana and Michael Jordan, everyone watching knew what was going to happen. It was the nature of the genius at work that kept everyone on the edge of their seats.
Both Hardy and Glitzky live through life events that many of us do; divorce, career changes and the double-edged sword that reaching a goal always is. Glitzky is perhaps the most fully nuanced male character in fiction. One day I half expect to meet him in the San Francisco Police Department Homicide detail. Timothy Olyphant could play him, if Tim were half Jewish and half black, with a scar running across his lips that flares white when he is enraged. You will not regret a moment spent with this group of people. They are funny, inventive, likeable, they love their work in the same way that some of us love our spouses; i.e., we occasionally want to kill them.
Not buying it
Very hard to follow
2/3 of the entire book
Not worth the $4.95 I paid
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