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
As far as Patterson goes, this was a fun read. It's nice to have a new character and some different story lines.
Wow !!! James Patterson is back. This book was brilliant. I loved it. A great story line great characters. It had it all. His co writing was getting very boring for a while but this one has worked out well. Keep it up.
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
I have read a ton of Patterson (Goodreads tally has J.P. listed as my “most read author” with 97 books so doesn’t that seems like a ton?). However the past several have not been unique nor enjoyable.. But I love court room drama so this appealed to me.
Ruby is so adorable. I certainly was pulling for her. I wasn’t pleased when the story changed to the second case and thought this perhaps should have been a “Bookshot” and not a full novel.
However, I did find this novel totally entertaining and ...more
I love a flawed character and Ruby is an outrageous hot mess who comes into herself growling like a junkyard dog! A good legal story with kind of a simple construction but highly entertaining!
I thought this book was just okay.
I liked the 2 female characters Ruby and Suzanne. But to me this book felt more like two short stories.
Wonderful. Plausible plots; and a newcomer, Ruby Bozarth. I hope she is developed as a character into other books. Wonderful.