Librarian Note: This is the updated cover for ISBN 9780316474122 Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar--and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.Ruby never belonged to the country-club set, but once she nearly married into it. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby's ex-fianc, Lee Greene, shows up on her doorstep--a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As lurid, intertwin...
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Juror #3 Reviews
3.5 stars, actually.
Picture this: It's the deep south, where conventional wisdom dictates that whites and blacks don't hang around in the same social circles. Beautiful white woman and a hunky black ex-jock defy said conventional wisdom (several times, most recently in a beach cabana). White woman gets brutally murdered. Black man gets charged with said murder. Snarky judge assigns defense to newbie white female attorney. Client insists he's innocent and refuses to take a plea. Case heads to tri ...more
Reminded me of an early John Grisham. Loved the fast pace courtroom drama.
This one was not a winner and I would not recommend it. Almost half way it seems to end with the closure of a major plot. Then it continues with another storyline but with the same characters. It should have been labeled short stories in my opinion.
This is the first time I have ever not finished a James Patterson book. This story was too easy to predict. Not like either of his I have read before and not in a good exciting way. This story was not twisty or suspenseful at all. All in all in my opinion it was pretty boring and I didn't even finish it. Sry just my opinion. A young lawyer gets thrown into a murder case even though she has never tried one before. Then the story seques into a second case that she gets into.
I struggled with this, it was just so boring.
It’s everyone’s worst nightmare: to be accused of and arrested for a crime you didn’t commit. And then to make matters worse, your lawyer is inexperienced, the prosecuting attorney is a smug know-it-all, and the judge is uncompromising. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? I thought so too.
I started reading with good intentions to make this a quick read. It’s Patterson, short chapters, lots of white space, no problem, right? Ha! It took me over a month to finish this book. It’s actually 2 different ...more
This 2018 legal thriller from author Patterson and co-author Nancy Allen may very well turn out to be the beginning of a series. Fledgling attorney Ruby Bozarth starts her career with some incredible luck, both good and bad. This novel feels as if it were two novellas that Allen had in the drawer and were patched together for a successful presentation to co-author Patterson's huge fan base. The two cases are too similar to appear in the same novel and there is no dramatic bridge between them. Ru ...more
James Patterson collaborates with Nancy Allen to bring readers an exciting legal piece that will keep the questions coming until the final pages. Ruby Bozarth is a recent grad of Ole Miss Law School and has a desire to save the world. Hanging her shingle in a small town, she is used to defending misdemeanours and the like, most of which are simple cases. However, when a judge earmarks her to become the attorney of a local murder suspect, Ruby discovers that the law can be quite the beast. Darrie ...more