©2001 by D.W. Buffa, All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks
"A crackling good psychological thriller." (James Patterson)
"Buffa once again produces a fast-spinning tale that jolts and veers enticingly...Well-developed characters...add depth to this excellent thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
How did I live so long without reading anything by Buffa? I thought this book was amazingly well written and well read. The intricate meandering plot took many fascinating detours which all added depth and complexity. The characters were interesting, unique and believable. Half way through I stopped listening to check what else he had written and add them to my wish list. I was disappointed that the first two books in the series don't seem to be available on Audible. I highly recommend this if you like legal dramas with fascinating characters.
Listening since 2004. Mystery, thrillers and anything that can blend with a walk, jog, exercise, long drive or a wait at the airport.
A somewhat predictable thriller. Only suspense is how Mr. Buffa will end what we have predicted. I heard this book without any eagerness to listen to what is next nor did feel compelled to give up the book as a total bore. A perfectly mediocre thriller. Skip it if you are a real lover of mystery fiction.
First three-quarters of this book I thought was boring. Even thought about quitting. I picked this book because of all the good reviews. One reviewer said Buffa was as good as John Grisham... in my opinion not even close! Nothing outstanding about the narrator either. Although I will say the last quarter of the story made this book a marginally worthwhile listen.
An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.
I REALLY had high hopes for this book. I love courtroom dramas, and the narrator hooked me from the first few paragraphs.
the story (murder) leaves nothing to the imagination. All is known from the beginning; it is just a question of whether the lawyer can convince others.
The secondary story is a love story that leaves me cold.
Some of the secondary characters are well drawn, but overall, this was a snore.
Absolutely! It is a masterfully written and wonderfully narrated story. Excellent character development that makes it seem as if we actually know these people.
I've read several courtroom dramas but this is by far the best one.
Dennis does an excellent job of narrating this story. We can easily differentiate the characters and their emotions. He is a great narrator!
Loved the courtroom drama, the twists and turns of the story but most of all how Joseph Antonnelli stays true to the love of his life.
My first crack at D.W. Buffa and I thought it was OK. I got used to the narration (my favorite is Scott Brick), and I liked the main characters. The legal stuff was fun (I like courtroom dramas) and the underlying storyline was good. Suspension of disbelief is required when it comes to some of the relationships, but this book is worth the listen--not a waste of time.
as other reviewers have made it out to be. It was not well written enough, not suspenseful enough, nor interesting enough to warrant 5 stars, or to say that I would listen to it again. The love interest that was introduced was ridiculous, gratuitous and took away from the rest of the book. The general plot was ok and the characters were ok. I had no problem finishing the book and consider it better than just average (which would warrant 3 stars from me.) It's not a waste of a credit, for sure, but also not something that I would say "hey, you have to listen to this one!"
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