- File Size: 635 KB
- Print Length: 277 pages
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- Publisher: Parnell Hall (March 17, 2011)
- Publication Date: March 17, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004SPE87Y
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,947 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Baxter Trust (Steve Winslow Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Bones Don't Lie" by Melinda Leigh
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Sheila Benton; has a trust account that says if she embarasses the family name she will loose her money. The story opens with Sheila and her boyfriend (who by the way is married) doing drugs. He leaves to discuss divorce settlements with his wife and Sheila just knows that she will not be able to do without the drugs while he is gone. Meanwhile checking the mail she finds a threatening letter.
Lying to her Uncle who monitors her money, gives her $100 ....off to buy her drugs and returning to her apartment she finds a dead body in her living room. Panic of course sets in as she is in possesion of drugs. so the story takes off. Shelia doesn't want her Uncle to control her life so looks in the yellow pages for lawyers and finds Steve Winslow, an actor who graduated from law school but had never practiced law.
The story at times is funny, this lawyer who has never even been in a court room in a high profile trial. Well many twists and turns, then a side story about finding out who is Shelia's father. Without telling the end of the story and trial, the search for Shelia;s father is unclear ....would I read another book, yes probably.
The story follows a young woman framed for a murder. She's a trust beneficiary, but there's a catch. Any improper behavior, and she loses millions. Being charged with murder qualifies.
I like the Steve Winslow character. Nothing like having an attorney whos never been in Court to defend you when you're on trial for murder. He gets solid writing and great, snappy dialogue.
The other characters, not so much. That's why it didnt get a five star.
Plot-decent with a fair amount of twists.
Pacing- strong. Hard to put down
Characters, other than WInslow and maybe the heiress, not a strong point.
It's a little dated, but still quite readable.
I couldn't get involved with the characters and really didn't care what happened. I felt an obligation to finish but there was no real erward for doing so. I'll go back and order more Hastings in Kindle form rather than try more of this series.
who has no clients. All this is about to change when Sheila Benton finds
a dead body on her kitchen floor and finds Steve's phone number in the
yellow pages.Sheila cannot afford a scandal as this will affect her trust
fund as written in the fund statement. Having read An Anonymous Client
written by the same author with Steve as the main character I read this
one and found it just as good. I recommend it to all who like a light
hearted read about the court system.
But with this book, I was happy to find such a delightful character as Steve Winslow AND know there are several more books still to read in the series. As others have mentioned, his courtroom antics are fun to read about! (LOL)
I highly recommend!