In Kindle County, a woman is killed in an apparent random drive-by shooting. The woman turns out to be the ex-wife of a prominent state senator and an old acquaintance of Judge Sonia Klonsky, on whose desk the case lands. As the pursuit of justice takes bizarre and unusual turns, Judge Klonsky is brought face-to-face with a host of extraordinary personalities and formidable enemies bent on her destruction.
©2010 Scott Turow (P)2010 Hachette
"Turow once again proves that there is more substance in a single page of one of his novels than in the entire works of John Grisham or any other author in the legal thriller genre." (Library Journal)
Disconnected - Story was all over the map and very hard to follow, bouncing back and forth from history to current story and the end chapters - I don't even know why I listened to them. You could have cut this book in half and still would have dragged.
Most Likely, back to John Grisham.
Narrators did there best to make a boring story, interesting. The female narrator was the best. Each time the story move away from her, I was waiting for her return.
Pretty much everything after the mistrial. The same music repeated at the end AND the beginning of a chapter - EXTREMELY annoying. Play it once move on....
If I follow you, it's because I've glanced through your reviews and more than likely found books I've agreed with you on and also found at least one book that the majority loved, and you and I were less than thrilled with. I know I should follow you then for that next read that I will enjoy.
Scott Turow gives a true accurate depiction of court and lawsuit procedures, along with the story. This one kept me well enthralled. I truly enjoyed Presumed Innocent, but not "Innocent" so much. I'd give that one 3 stars. I loved "Reversible Errors", too.
If you like his other legal thrillers along this same line, this shouldn't disappoint.
I loved Presumed Innocent, and as a federal prosecutor, I mostly enjoyed the Pelecanos-like dialogue in the beginning and courtroom scenes. But the turgid backstory dragged it down, and I couldn't bring myself to care about any of the characters. By the middle of Chapter 4 I was ready to throw away my headphones.
What a wonderfully written book and I listen to it twice to fully understand it completely. A very good book that I would recommend.
Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.
struggling as the author keeps going off in past, that really isn't interesting. way too much conversation among the characters that again are just not interesting.
Made it about laws not racism. The plot wasn't about a case in court
not Scott Turow..
nothing wrong with narrators
I have read several of Turow's novels. I knew when this was 24 hours it would be long. I was hoping for interesting. This books drones on endlessly about nothingness.
If I heard one more sentence about Sonny's weird mother, I would need psychotherapy. This plot could have been told in an interesting 8 hours. I have never wanted to hit fast forward so many times in one book. There are whole chapters that could have been condensed to three sentences.
Save your money and your sanity!
Love the author, love the story, but at the beginning and end of every chapter is this suspenseful transition music that's just awful and it totally disrupts the flow of the story. But... Still a good listen if you can get past that.
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