This book had great potential, with an engaging lead character (30 something female lawyer) who actually cared more about people than money. Unfortuna..Show More »tely, for an intelligent woman, Claire made the most amazingly stupid decisions.
I had hoped for an engrossing legal drama but got a bad sit-com crossed with amateur sleuthing.. Why would an author create an educated female adult character, then have that person act brain dead? Such a waste!
Never Look Back is the 2nd book about Claire Westbrook, a lawyer in her early 30s. While Claire had many redeeming qualities - integrity, determinatio..Show More »n, compassion and intelligent - I didn't connect with her. For a smart woman, Claire made really stupid decisions.
Once she was financially secure, Claire decided to start a free legal clinic. Great idea! However, when Claire picks a location for her clinic in a high crime area, she didn't take any precautions such as an alarm system, bullet proof windows, or a security guard.
Next, there is her off and on again sexual relationship with Tony (nice & hunky cop). Yes, Claire had a difficult childhood with a absent father and neglectful mother but after years of therapy with her niece Emma, I expected her to be more emotionally mature.
Mostly, I had hoped for more legal and courtroom drama. Instead, Claire found an unbelievable amount of dead bodies and attracted too many psycho killers. Since Claire was a lousy detective, the plot didn't hold my interest.
Once again I trusted reviews & the 'chosen for you' recommendations. I'm just into sappy mushy lovey dicey stories especially where the writing is " t..Show More »hen he said, then she said, but I said..." It got a little interesting around chapter 18. There was a good story here. The premise, coyotes that prey on Mexicans, the dessert setting, the law enforcer agencies but it just didn't come together especially when finality did not even tie into story line. Ugh so much wasted money on Audible and they do NOT take returns as easily as advertised. Once again I don't believe Audible rises to the level of an NPR sponsor.