When rookie lawyer Jessica Ford gets the call from her boss, John Davenport, the senior partner at the illustrious law firm for which she works, she can tell he is well on his way to being drunk....
Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters....
If driving a piece-of-crap tow truck through the seediest part of town with a Smith & Wesson beside her means putting a roof over her son’s head, then Samantha Jones is going to be the best damn repo woman on the books....
It’s not that Micayla Lange is afraid of the clinking she hears coming from the first floor of the empty McMansion she’s housesitting for her uncle Nicco....
To the rest of the world, Sid Carlson was a wealthy contractor. But to Julie, he was a man who had cheated on their marriage vow....
With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa Grant takes the first job she can find: assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. What she expects to be a boring job becomes anything but....
Beneath the serene exterior of Shelby County lies a dark underside, and an evil that threatens everyone who touches it....
Katharine Lawrence has no idea what hit her. The attack came out of nowhere. Only hours earlier she had been enjoying a girls-only weekend with an old college friend....
A woman must track down her husband's murderer - or risk being the next victim of a vicious killer....
'Twas the night before Christmas…and dozens of rich, influential hostages are trapped inside a sprawling lakefront mansion in New Orleans....
One cold November night when Kat Kominski was 15 years old, she and some friends held up a convenience store....
Seven years ago, Sarah Mason's five-year-old daughter vanished during an outing at a park in Beaufort, South Carolina. Despite a frantic search, little Lexie was never found....
Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her....
Karen Robards continues her penchant for "fantastic storytelling" (RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel....
hnny Harris is home again, his too-tight jeans and damn-your-eyes belligerence honed to perfection by a ten-year stretch in federal prison for murder....
In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister....
New York Times best-selling authors Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush, and Rosalind Noonan unite their talents in this riveting novel of family secrets, obsession, and murder....
London Danvers was kidnapped as a child from her wealthy family. Over the years, many women have claimed to be her, trying to lay claim to the long-lost heiress's inheritance....
Hired by a prestigious D.C. law firm after barely surviving witnessing the murder of the First Lady, attorney Jessica Ford is deliberately keeping a low profile as she gets a sensational rape case involving a senator’s son, whom she is defending, is abruptly dismissed because the victim recants on the stand. The problem is, Jess suspects that the victim recanted because she was threatened. Meanwhile, she has an uneasy feeling about the beautiful young associate she replaced: where is Allison Howard? No one has seen her since she left the firm.
Taking over Allison’s position, Jess becomes more and more haunted by her predecessor. Then she discovers that the victim in the rape case has also disappeared. With the help of her former lover, hunky Secret Service Agent Mark Ryan, Jess starts searching for both women. Soon she uncovers the case of a missing teenage girl who knew Allison. Is there a link? When someone tries to kill her, Jess knows she is getting too close to something — but what? She and Mark race to come up with answers before time runs out...
For those of you who have been put off by the terrible reviews of the narrator of the previous book in this series ,Pursuit, (as I have been), don't let that put you off getting this book. While there are some references to what went on before, at no point will you flounder for not reading it. Justice is an enjoyable story, but I did find the mystery took back seat to the interaction between Mark and Jess. If you are in the mood for romance with a dash of thriller thrown then this is the book for you. As always, Angela Dawe knocks my socks off with her excellent narration.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Having read "Pursuit" prior to reading "Justice" I was looking forward to see how Jess and Mark's life together was going, only to find out they are not together any more. Mark's done something stupid, a fact of which he was well aware at the time he did it, and did it anyway (a passionate kiss with a former lover, who happens to be Jess's boss, knowing Jess could walk in, and she did). This kiss taking place after Mark had asked Jess to marry him and while they were still living together. Jess breaks off the relationship. Mark then begins accusing Jess of having "trust issues", saying it was only a kiss and she won't "commit" to a real relationship. Well........duh!
"Justice" then procedes similar to "Pursuit", bad guys trying to kill Jess, Mark trying to keep her alive (while trying to get her back), same senario as "Pursuit", different situations and different bad guys. If you liked "Pursuit" (and I did) you'll like "Justice".
Makes me wonder if there's going to be a third book with Jessica and Mark, just to get things worked out between them.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Justice?
the fact that Jess (Jessica Ford, our heroine/main character) just can't help the fact that's she a crusader ~ for the underdog, for the less fortunate, for the weaker, whatever it might be, Jess is ready to stick her neck out there and fight. And if it means it might jeopardize her job, her relationship (or what COULD be a relationship w/ Mark) or whatever, with the exception of her family, she's willing to do it to find the right in the equation. It makes me like her so much as a character, even when she's a high $$ defense attorney. She's so...human and real.
What other book might you compare Justice to and why?
Pursuit by Karen Robards, which actually is tied to this book...this continues to build the character of Jessica Ford, and on her and Secret Service Agent Mark Ryan's relationship. I miss the finalization of the relationship, I'll admit, but I love seeing Jess's character being built and fleshed out so much that it's worth it. And the case in this one was awesome, and totally had me stumped...thought I had it figured out, lol, and I was WRONG! And couldn't figure out how all the pieces were going to tie together...Ms. Robards did an amazing job, as always, of answering every small question and concern I had in satisfactory way. LOVED it.
What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?
She's an incredible narrator...nails EVERY voice. EVERY one. One that actually sticks out for me is Paloma, the woman who works in a shelter ~ I could actually SEE this woman's face and she came alive for me through Angela Dawe's narrative, while when I read it she was really just a passing meh. <br/><br/>An awesome narrator makes the characters more vivid, even the not notable ones ~~ Angela Dawe does that.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
YES!! Laughed more than once, but also tugged on my heart strings, not only with Jess & Mark, but w/ Jess's young teenage sister being pregnant, Mark's worries over his young daughter, the cat Clementine...Ms. Robards pumps her pages full of emption!
Any additional comments?
Just if you are a suspense fan,and you haven't read and or listened to Karen Robards?<br/>Oh, wow, you are SO missing out! <br/>And this would be a fabulous place to start!<br/>But I do have to mention, that while it's not in audio, as a romance fan at heart, an absolute favorite Karen Robards of mine is Night Magic. I will love that book always!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about Justice?
lots of loose ends. No intrigue. Instead of a mystery unfolding, the mystery had to be solved though pure description and explanation...amateur plot work. <br/>\<br/>
Has Justice turned you off from other books in this genre?
What three words best describe Angela Dawe’s voice?
narrator better than book
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointment and anger
Any additional comments?
insults the readers intelligence
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The heroine in this book got on my nerves so much I couldn't even finish it! All of her "I love you/I hate you" banter though out the whole book was irritating to say the least. she was also a little TSTL.. He repeatedly saved her life and tried to protect her but she was just so stubborn it was ridiculous! I really was scratching my head as to why the hero would even want her! I know he kissed another woman and I understand why she was upset in the beginning but COME ON! GET OVER IT or just don't date him!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the protagonist being an imperfect young woman using her brain. There were plenty of flawed and honest characters and edge of you seat scenes as well as good sexual chemistry.
What made the experience of listening to Justice the most enjoyable?
reader has matured and did a great job.
What did you like best about this story?
this is classic old Robards, think Night Magic and Walking After Midnight. Remember this is a romance with a mystery and chase. Nothing too deep, heavy or dark. A fun listen that gabs and holds you until you finish.
Have you listened to any of Angela Dawe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Ms Dawe did a great job on this one. She stopped turning up the end of her sentences and she made all the characters just really come to life. Our hero Mark, is yummy.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did, but beware, author left this open to become a series. I just hope Ms Robards does develop it like J D Robb. Plenty of room to do more books.
Any additional comments?
It was a SHAME "Pursuit" got such bad reviews. I will have to now buy the book. Audible, when listeners say, great book, awful narration, please put the book on the $4.95 sale.
The begining ready had me. But for me al the negitive middle was a turn off the end got better. Most people will enjoy this book is all I will say. I need a little more postive romancing why do couple always have to go thru so much before they figure it out 😏
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
There is no way the author could have made it a five star. She is a romance writer, not a mystery thriller writer. I hate to be lured into purchasing what I think sounds like a good mystery just to be disappointed when I realize it is a romance. I hate romance stories! Same is true of science fiction and fantasy. Please label them correctly!
What was most disappointing about Karen Robards’s story?
How could the performance have been better?
Reader sounds like she is reading, not giving the words realism.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
This was far more a romance than a mystery or thriller. I thought if she commented one more time on how Mark's muscles rippled or how handsome he was I would have to give up listening to it.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful