The good news, Public Defeder Summer Neuwirth just won her first case.
The bad news was, her defendant might have been guilty.
And what's more, he seems to know something important about Summer's past.
As Summer battles her next case, this time tokeep a women she knows is innocent off death row, elements of that past - a mysterious case f childhood amnesia, her police officer father's involvement with a serial killer, a terrifying attack she sustained just a few years prior - entwine with her present legal work, her missing mother, and her rocky relationship with a pricate investigator to culminate in a thrilling trial ... and terror.
I don’t want to go into the whys and wherefores of the plot as I am sure that loads of other reviews have touched on this. I would rather review the book a whole.
The book is written in such a way as the writer leads the reader into a journey that is basically a roller-coaster which leaves the reader breathless. However, the ending was rather strange and a bit beyond reasonable logic.
The characters are numerous which makes it difficult to keep track of who is who; and of the major characters there is little or no back story additionally, we, the reader, are expected to accept all this at face value.
The overall layout of the book was also confusing and there were large jumps between the chapters that jarred with this reader. Sometimes the chapters were not announced at all and the reader was meant to make quite a few logical leaps in the narrative which did not necessarily work as the author intended.
There are twists and turns a plenty yet the overall ending felt rushed with the majority of the questions raised in the book taking place in the last few pages. The ending was unexpected and to be honest would anyone of the heroine’s intelligence really have done what she did?
I loved the idea of this book even though it was slightly cliché ridden. It seems that this book had loads of potential and yet fell a bit short. But if you like this genre then this may well be the book for you.
Thank you Netgally for providing me wth a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I rated this book 4 stars on Netgalley, 3 stars on Good reads and