Twelve years ago, teenager Molly Singer was tried ad convicted for murdering her parents. She was sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison, torn away from her newborn daughter, and forsaken by those closest to her. But now, a series of anonymous letters proclaim her innocence - and point a finger at a deadly conspiracy.
Attorney Dani Trumball specializes in defending the wrongfully imprisoned at the Help Innocent Prisoners Project. But taking Molly's case means taking on a heard-hearted justice system that doesn't like do-overs ... and a merciless killer who will do anything to keep a secret history of dirty deals buried. Only the truth will set Molly free and reunite her broken family. And only Dani has any chance of finding it in a showdown that will push her legal talents - and her survival skills - to the very edge.
This started out very similar to another book that I have read for review. However, as it progressed it was so much more complex and totally different to the story I thought it reminded me of.
I really enjoyed this novel and was fascinated as to how this would pan out. As we are given all sides of the story we are well ahead of the solicitor in figuring out who did what, and way. And this in no way detracts from the work of HIPP or the story itself and whether justice will ultimately prevail.
It must be good as I read this book in just one day. I was riveted and kept turning the pages so I could find out what happened next. I really want to follow this series and see how she develops her skills and to read about the story that was mentioned fleetingly at the end of this novel. The writing enhanced the overall feel of this book; it is not too slow and not too fast paced so that the reader can assimilate all the information given; yet it is not too technical either. In short it is uncluttered and engaging and does not let you go until the very end.
This is a judicial procedural novel that deals with a flawed legal system that allows innocent people to be incarcerated and the pains some lawyers will go to to rectify that situation.
The development of the characters was excellent. They are developed and show what may really happens in small town America; and/or to someone you know; with all the associated feelings. The characters are realistic and though provoking with lots of emotional baggage that makes them true to life.
This is my first novel by this author and it certainly will not be my last. If you want a judicial procedural novel that fights an unjust system written by an author that knows that aforementioned system then this is one for you.
Full Disclosure: I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I rated this 4 stars on Netgalley and 'I really liked it' on Amazon (4 stars) and Goodreads (4 stars).