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As Jack Adams returns to law practice following a six-month suspension, his close friend, Mike Mason, convinces him to take on a case involving a family’s death. The case is allegedly a straightforward estate claim. But when Jack is drawn into the double murder and suicide tragedy, complexities surface.
As Jack uncovers buried secrets, he adopts the role of an investigator as well as an attorney. At the same time, he reunites with Allie Bessette, stirring up feelings from their past relationship. The romance builds, and as Jack’s feelings for Allie grow, so does the gnawing feeling that her involvement in the case is more than she admits.
The story is written in the third person in an easy-to-read style. As the suspense escalates, the narrative moves swiftly. One mystery is resolved while another is revealed. Jack is astute in sensing ulterior motives of all parties, exercising patience as he maneuvers his way toward the truth.
The simplistic characters and dialogue keep this book a light read, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I recommend this book for fans of legal thrillers that focus on the stratagem surrounding mysteries and courtroom dramas rather than the graphic violence. The author has a breezy, engaging writing style that holds a reader’s attention from beginning to end.