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From the Back Cover
Monroe and Debbie Lovett have moved to Peregrine,Mississippi where he has opened an office as a criminal defense attorney.There's only one problem; no one seems to know who Monroe Lovett is, and tomake matters worse, he hasn't had a single client. His sole hope is that justone person will hire him.
That hope is answered when in walks Ashley Butler. Monroe isso glad to see her, happy to have a someone in need of his service that hejumps at the opportunity to represent her. Little does he realize; Ashley'scase will pit him against forces wanting his client convicted. Her case willopen the closest to the Butler family's secrets.
Ashley Butler's problems started when adulteryand accusations led to a single rash act that ended in murder. In a matter ofseconds, an argument climaxed with Julie, Marcus Butler Jr.'s mistress, dead.
A rookie deputy throws a sheet over the dead body of Julie Miler. Will this contaminate the evidence or has there been even more serious contamination at the scene of the crime that some people want to keep quiet about?!
Monroe Lovett, is the new defense attorney in Peregrine, Mississippi. Debbie, his wife is also his secretary. Both have been praying for his first client, never dreaming it would be a murder case.
Ashley Butler, on arriving at Monroe's office, does not get time to fully explain everything before she is arrested and charged with the murder. Is she sad that Julie is dead? No! Julie was sleeping with her husband, Marcus Butler, Jr! Did she commit the crime though? She says she didn't and Monroe believes her but can he prove it?
Why has a man been abducted and taken to a deserted hunting cabin? Who is he? Who is his interrogator?
How can Ed Hermann, a retired police detective help Monroe?
As I said in the title, this story has the potential to be a really good one and I actually enjoyed it, for the most part. A well thought out and executed storyline that will drag you and keep you reading until the end. Monroe and Debbie are still very much in love after 20 years of marriage and work well together which is wonderful to read and refreshing. However there is a LOT of sexual innuendo in this book between them and I think it was a little overkill when Herm walks in on them just about to "christen" the office couch. Herm doesn't see anything except that Debbie has her shirt all buttoned up wrong and Monroe needs to sit behind a desk to hide his arousal.
The major problem is that this book needs a good proof reader. There is missing punctuation, misspelled words or incorrect uses (for e.g. shuttered should be shuddered) and tense changes in paragraphs occasionally. I have read far worse and these errors really do not distract from the story but it would be a much better read if corrected.
Language? Mild. "Piss off" is the harshest you will read.
Struggled as to whether to give this 3 or 4 stars due to the errors BUT decided on 4 as the storyline really is a good one.
Oh my, I am delighted to discover this author. I enjoy legal thrillers. As some of the reviewers have stated, it is difficult to put down once you read the first several pages. I enjoy his writing style because the books keeps your interest and you want to find out what happens next. Don't start reading it if you are sleepy, it will keep you awake. Awesome writer and awesome book. I highly recommend and that is why I gave it 5 stars!!!!!! Now I anxiously wait for his next legal novel.
Once I started reading this book I could not put it down. Stayed up until 2:45 AM to finish it. Loved the story line, characters, plot twists and angst over whether or not right decisions were being made and relying on God to help the main characters through their crisis. Felt like what everyone goes through in real life. Highly recommend this book.
You know when you read so many duds in a row that you kinda if stop reading and get addicted to candy crush instead? This got me back into reading. It kept my interest and I couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to put it down. Thanks to the free kindle book app and everyone who takes time to rate the books. I haven't played candy crush in over a month now. Haven't had a dud yet using this app.
The plot starts slow and then the intrigue picks up as the narrative progresses. I was, however, a bit disturbed by the faulty proofreading and the many mistakes in verb tenses, and other grammatical slips. If that gets fixed on the Kindle edition, the reading can flow very smoothly.
I like the story. It was just ok for me. The problem that I had was that sometimes I didn't like the main character too much because of his moodiness and the way he treated his wife and later apologizes all the time. I didn't like that. But there is one episode about a wig that it was hilarious. It really made me laugh out loud and that doesn't happen that often. It was a good one.
This book was a big let -down! Actually, it had a lot of potential, but was poorly executed. Little to no character development, and terrible dialogue. The main character is a lawyer, turned preacher, returned lawyer. He and the wife move to small -town Mississippi at the recommendation of a friend, who has gone to Atlanta.Hmm? He hangs his shingle, and waits. Wife as secretary is not even entrusted with dubious money that comes in from unknown source, nor is she privy to information concerning case. The only interaction between the couple is superfluous sexual innuendo. What little interest I could maintain thus far was forfeit when lawyer cum preacher cum lawyer takes trash to the curb, admires the stars while a van screeches up behind him, and two guys jump out and nabs him, and he has no clue? Really? I don 't know where all these 5 star ratings came from, maybe someones friends, or the one complaint about foul language, perhaps she was lost,for I encountered no foul words.
Great reading with good and believable characterisations, but the editing and proofing leaves a lot to be desired. Great plot with plenty of twists and its fair share of suspense. Will read one more to see if the author can sustain the pace. Hope the editing /proofing improves.