About the Book
Haunted by the death of her sister and wounded by her ex-fiancé’s accusations, Kate Lange throws herself into her new career at a high-powered law firm.
When the grandmother of a lonely private school student seeks her counsel, Kate thinks it’s just another custody case. But then the teen is brutally murdered. And it isn’t only Kate who wonders if her legal advice led to the girl’s death.
Put on notice by Randall Barrett, the firm’s charismatic managing partner, Kate must fight for her career, for her reputation—and for redemption.
Unwilling to live with the damage she may have caused, Kate pursues the case on her own and unearths some chilling facts.
Facts that lead straight to the heart of a legal conspiracy.
Facts that lead Kate directly into the surgically skilled hands of the Body Butcher.
Although this book did start out slow, it seemed necessary to flesh out all the details before it picked up. And, that was ok with me. I don’t believe that every book needs to start off with a bang. Unfortunately, the bang I was waiting for didn’t really live up to what I was expecting.
This book is both a combination mystery/suspense novel centered around a law firm. The thing that I really appreciated about Kate (our heroine) is that she seemed so real – not a perfect woman but with enough flaws that it was believable. Having been through her fair share of bad times she has a hard edge to her and I actually know a few people who are like that.
After her past is brought to light she loses her fiance – something that totally broke her heart. She knew that she should never have kept such a secret from him but knew that there was nothing she could do to change his mind. She decides to throw herself into her work and when a Grandmother comes in to talk about trying to gain custody of her granddaughter Kate dismisses it – she didn’t see a case there, or not much of one. But, this girl ends up dead and Kate is drawn into a case that leads her to places she never expected.
I would certainly read other books by this author.