This is the second book I have read from this author. The first one was "Sleeping Beauty" (which was amazing). This author seems to have a plot patter..Show More »n he likes to follow, but I don't care! I loved this book. I have never listened or read a book that has plot twists that this author uses, so I am very happy with him. This book kept me on the edge of my seat.
This was a good book. Well conceived and well executed. The characters are convincing, the plot is credible, coincidences don't happen too often to ..Show More »make things work out.
It had me engaged all the way through.
I recommend this book.
For some strange reason, in a book in which most of the voices are male, the producer chose a woman to perform. She is constantly reading in a hoarse ..Show More »voice in an attempt to sound "male." This makes listening most unbearable.
Then, of course there is the ridiculous plot. A sad sack attorney who convinces his client to plead guilty in a death penalty case...WITHOUT A SENTENCE AGREEMENT! I don't think so. It goes down hill from there. Drug dealers killing themselves, who cares! A forensic tech who is falisfying evidence, gee wonder where that came from...since it was all over the news a year ago. But of course Margolin's tech commits an unbelivably horrid murder when discovered. This is just a bad book on all levels, do yourself a favor and skip it.
This is the latest book in the Amanda Jaffe series. I have always enjoyed this series but it has been so long since the last book I thought Margolin h..Show More »ad discontinued it. Amanda is a defense attorney in Portland, Oregon. It is great to have a book take place in some place other than NYC or LA. At the request of a fellow attorney, Christine Larson, Amanda successfully defends Larson’s paralegal, a former Navy SEAL, Tom Beatty, from a charge of assault. Then Larson is murdered and her body planted in Beatty’s place. Amanda accepts the defense of Beatty as she believed that Dale Masterson killed Larson because she was investigating his financial statements. She obtains the release of Beatty on bail when Masterson is murdered. Meanwhile, Amanda had accepted the defense of Brandon Masterson, an eco-warrior, when suddenly he is a suspect in the murder of Masterson. Now Amanda has an ethical situation in attempting to defend these two men.
The book is well written and the plot is convoluting and twisty. The pace is fast with lots of suspense. The ending of the book was a nice twist that caught me by surprise. I found this book hard to put down even as the clock ticked into the wee hours of the night. Therese Plummer does a good job narrating the book.