Mia Quinn’s life was on the line - both literally and figuratively. The defendant had a violent past and could turn mean at any minute. And now she needed to decide to try the three teens accused of dropping a shopping cart from three stories onto Tamsin Merritt as juveniles or as adults - the former leading to the possibility of rehabilitation, the latter to a lifetime of harsh treatment behind prison bars. Her decision might effect the re-election of her boss and, ultimately, the security of her job.
More critical to the life of Mia’s family and life were the events that led to her husband’s death - or was it murder - a few months earlier. It began as a hunch - one that the county prosecutors did not want to follow - but the deeper Mia and her friends looked at the events surrounding the accident that evening it became clear that there was more to the story. It would not all be pretty, but it had to be told.
These three events are the framework upon which Lis Wiehl builds her latest legal drama. Having spent much of her career working for the prosecutor’s office, the book has a sense of realism often lacking in more amature attempts at writing within the genre. Over the last couple of years, I have looked forward to each new addition to my library from this author. I continue to do so.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.