So this is how it all began. Thirty years of modern legal thriller, Grisham, Connelly, Lescroart etc. started with this book. The nice thing about it is that this is more a novel about overwhelming passion, about friendship, about trust, about family rather than the usual whodunit mystery solved in a courtroom. Beside the smart investigation, the intrigue, the political involvement a.s.o. this is a book full of human nature, about deep fears, about strong passions and about how can we balance them in our day by day lives....Continua
What I loved about this book, is I was challenged by a friend before I started to see if I could identify the killer.
I carefully studied every page, and then, right at the end, I read a passage that completely twisted on itself. It stunned me, in into believing that the world was upside down – that everything I believed about the book was the reverse, and while I was still reeling from the knowledge – it turned the entire thing on its head by telling me the truth.
Very clever, very scary.
I don’t normally like whodunit books – but this is intelligently written and thoroughly entertaining....Continua
A very good law thriller, with quite a few interesting elements, like the first-person narration of the main suspect, the contradiction between two different types of lawyers, the different layers of the investigation. Apart from the many law details I wasn't accustomed with, my personal reading experience was spoiled when I realized that the book was reminding me a film I had watched a decade ago and, in the end, I found out that this was the case. For the record, the nice film is a 1990 Alan Pacula movie with Harrison Ford and Raul Julia....Continua