Furthermore, one inmate (who has real talent) may very well be innocent.
The astounding thing is that the book got any 'celeb' endorsements at all (I guess money talks) and a decent review from critics who should know better.
I felt the "surprise" at the end was obvious all along, and agonized over the fact that this writer (in the book) could not write.
This story bogs down with characters that we never get to know well enough to care about. Abrahams skims over their development as if they are all bit players. Read morePublished 1 month ago by globalexplorer
Riveting and well-written story about a young woman with a Masters degree from Brown working as a bartender and trying to become a successful author. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Beth
I bought this book after seeing the title on the list of books read by Stephen King. I actually enjoyed the novel until half way things just started falling apart, and the end of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Irina M. Flowers
I thought this was an entertaining book. However, I don't agree with critics who view it as Abrahams' establishing himself as a thriller writer of the first order. Read morePublished on June 9, 2011 by J. Smallridge
Finishing this book I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much. Many times I said..no way is this possible, or..he couldn't have managed that...or... Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by bookloverintexas
Wow! Peter Abrahams delivers yet another lean, mean, hairpin-corner thrill ride ... and does it again with ordinary people in ordinary settings. Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by Jim Thomsen
This sleight but well-paced novel is about a fledgling female writer/bartender who stumbles upon a miscarriage of justice. Read morePublished on April 11, 2009 by Banjo
Compliments to this male author for attempting to portray the woman's point of view--until it dawns on you that this is a clumsy and cynical device to sell the book to Hollywood. Read morePublished on November 28, 2008 by R. SELIG