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Synopsis: Gwyn Weaver is as resilient as anyone could be. Having survived an attempted murder, she has rebuilt her life and reclaimed her dignity and strength. She’s always known about her feelings for defence attorney Thomas Thorne, but as her friend and a colleague there could be no chance of anything more… or could there?
Thorne has known violence and pain all his life. He’s overcome the hardships that have been thrown at him thanks to his own steel, and the love of his loyal friends. Now he’s thinking it might finally be time to let his guard down, and allow himself to let in the woman he’s always admired from afar.
Then Thorne’s whole world is torn apart — he is found unconscious in his own bed, the lifeless body of a stranger lying next to him, her blood on his hands. Knowing Thorne could never have committed such a terrible crime, Gwyn and his friends rally round to clear his name.#
My review: I’ve read a few of Karen’s books (although not all but I will at some point) and she doesn’t disappoint. Excellently describes characters full of personality. And there are a lot of them in this book! The cast of secondary characters could fill the lawyers court room and each one is for the most part instantly recognisable. I loved the plat and the book flows really well. I loved the way Tavilla tries to systematically pick apart Thorne’s life and drive him to despair. Rose is very inventive!
It’s difficult to explain one of the things I really liked without possibly sounding a bit insane but I loved the depravity of Tavilla’s wife and daughter-in-law. So many times you read a crime novel and the wife of the bad guy is downtrodden and abused. These two are just as sick as Tavilla himself. It’s equal rights for women but probably not in a way I’d want to condone! But I do like the fact they have such a major role and imaginations even if those imaginations are evil. Told you it was a bit of an insane opinion!
The good-guy females are equally strong. I’m UK based so I don’t really understand America’s obsession with guns but I did like the fact that these women were armed and ready to fight for their family. The mothers may have eventually gone off somewhere safe to protect their children but they all had the ability to kick some arse when needed and often did.
I couldn’t put this book down and can’t wait for the next one
Thank you to netgalley and Headline publishing for the ARC and the chance to take part in my first blog tour.