Sunday, December 3, 2023

@SexyNerdRevue #BookReview #December #Reading #BooksAndBooks...Unsympathetic Victims...#LegalThriller

When successful public defender Ashley Montgomery helps acquit yet another client, people in small-town Brine, Iowa are enraged. Following the verdict, a protest breaks out — and the hated defense attorney quickly finds her life in danger.

But little does Ashley know, things are about to get worse — much worse. One of her clients turns up dead, and Ashley is arrested for his murder. As local investigators Katie Mickey and George Thomanson dive into the case, they start to suspect that Ashely is being framed — but by whom?

With Ashley’s freedom at stake, Katie and George are desperate to find out the truth. And soon, they uncover a sinister plot born of corruption, greed, and misplaced loyalty that will leave the whole town reeling — and questioning their faith in the people they trusted most.

The Sexy Nerd's Review. . .

Most of my readers know I’m a huge legal thriller fan. I’m always looking for that next best legal thrill to add to my list, so when I stumbled across this book, I thought, why not just go for it. You never know you just may find that next legal author you’ll love reading again and again. But unfortunately for me this was not the case.

I knew within thirty percent there was something wrong with this story. For starters, the only thing that was of any interest was the mob of people hanging around the courthouse to harass Ashley Montgomery because she was the type of public defender who found ways to get her clients off, which is what she was charged to do. But the people in town seemed to harp some type of resentment toward her because of the horrible criminals she always seemed to defend. Criminals deserved their day in court just like anyone, right? The author lingered a bit too long for my tastes on this fact. I kept waiting to get to the meat and potatoes of the story, and by the time I began to really delve in, I found the story to be a bit lackluster and didn’t seem to hold my interest as I was initially led to believe.

As I continued to read, I found myself not liking the main character or many of the characters that were introduced. I think the problem for me was the style of writing which this author chose just wasn’t for me. This wasn’t a bad book; it just didn’t bring the level of excitement I’ve come to expect from reading a legal thriller. I really struggled with this story, and that was very unfortunate. I tried my best to find something to like about it, but it never quite got me there.

Overall, the Sexy Nerd gives Unsympathetic Victims three extra people to hang around the courthouse. As readers, we know going in that not every story is going to touch each reader in the way the author intended. And that’s ok. We’re all different and that’s the way life should be. Of course, I never advise any reader not to read a book. Just because it’s not my cup of tea, doesn’t mean it isn’t yours. Give it a try and see if you feel the same? Until next time, Nerds, you know how we do!

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