By James Patterson & Nancy Allen
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A young attorney tries her first case . . . and it's Murder One in a legal thriller from the world's #1 bestselling writer.
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-fiancé, Lee Greene, shows up on her doorstep--a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As lurid, intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all.
Poorly written1By kckmfI was hugely disappointed in this book. I thought it was poorly written and very one-dimensional. Too bad as I’ve enjoyed his other books.
Juror #34By Pattybaird100218/8.5/PB It was okay. Engaging. Read it in one afternoon. Just not up to the standard I’m used to.
Appropriate1By MissouriMayorEnjoyed this one tremendously. As a woman, it was very relatable!
I recommend it!5By MandieUSAI thoroughly enjoyed Juror #3. It was an interesting storyline.
Juror #31By drlmcrp50Saw an add where JP is warning Grisham that a new lawyer/ novelist is taking over. Not really. Poor read had to force myself to finish.
Poorly written1By cgibbAbsolutely one of the worst books I’ve read. Written like a book for pre-teen girls. Obvious and simplistic plot twists, horrible character development, and cartoonish dialog. Keep looking.
Love Nancy!5By BettyGartI’m a life long fan of JP, but this is by far my favorite—due to Nancy Allen!
Juror #31By Shar BerrOne of the most disjointed and poorly written novels I have ever read. I am shocked that James Patterson put him name
Juror No. 35By SAppelquistI love Ruby Bozarth. She is a lawyer whose first murder trial will keep you turning the pages. This is a great read.
Juror #31By HalsterxCorny, sappy, disjointed story. Surprised Patterson claimed partial credit.