San Francisco attorney Kali O'Brien knows that in the legal system, reality can be shaded, but she doesn't like clients who lie to her. That's what she has in Grady Barrett, a wealthy computer magnate married to Kali's best friend, who is arraigned in the rape of Deirdre Nicholas. Grady maintains that Deirdre's vivid, emotional, and thoroughly convincing deposition is a clever and manipulative web of lies spun to trap him. Then Deirdre plunges to her death from a second-story balcony. A tragic accident? Or cold-blooded murder? Now, bound to a client she can't trust, Kali finds herself straddling a fine line.
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Doesn't Hold Up Well
- Me & My Girls
Female Perry Mason with rape, drugs and murder
It is in the upper two thirds.
It keep me guessing however it was not so suspenseful as to keep me at the edge of my seat.
The narration was mediocre. It was listenable however it could use an all around general improvement. I don't feel the narration was as bad as some of the reviewers felt that it was. However it was the major draw back for this book.
The narrator did a satisfactory job differentiating between the characters.
Rape, drugs murder
This was a fairly good legal thriller. I wasn't able to easily guess the killer although I sort of suspected who the actual killer may be and wasn't surprised with the Perry Mason style court room revelation. There were some red herrings in the story to offer distractions. The story was well written with a decent plot. Although the accused is innocent of murder and rape he is not an innocent person nor is he especially likable. Grady, the accused is a rich, spoiled arrogant narcissistic liar who cheats on his seriously ill wife. He is a good father and despite his character flaws he is a caring loving husband. Grady is a difficult person for Kali to defend, and she only does so because he is the husband of her best friend. Grady's character flaws and personality really contribute to making him look guilty.
First Grady is accused of date rape and when the victim is murdered he is then accused of her murder. The police do not even consider any other suspects. Gardy admits to consensual sex with the victim to Kali however he insists to his wife that he only gave the woman a ride home from a party. Of course his wife is no fool and knows better.
All in all this was a good legal thriller and worth a listen.
P.S. Grady deserved to go to jail just on the merit of being a real cad and a**hole.
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