Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment

Book - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
When the daughter of prominent civil litigator Graham Hutchins is found with her throat slashed, the woman's spurned ex-boyfriend seems the likely suspect. But only days later, the young man dies in what appears to be a suicide. Or was it? Now authorities are faced with a possible new crime. And their person of interest is Hutchins. After all, avenging the death of his daughter is the perfect reason to kill. If he's as innocent as he claims, only one lawyer has what it takes to prove it: his friend and colleague Samantha Brinkman. It's Sam's obligation to trust her new client. Yet the deeper she digs on his behalf, the more entangled she becomes in a thicket of family secrets, past betrayals, and multiple motives for murder. To win her case, she's prepared to bend any law and cross any boundary that stands in her way. Sam has always played by her own rules, and it's always worked ... so far. But this case cuts so deep and so personal that one false move could cost her everything.
Publisher: Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781542045995
1542045991
9781542045551
154204555X
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 447 pages ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

g
gogo12127
Mar 19, 2018

When the daughter of prominent civil litigator Graham Hutchins is found with her throat slashed, the woman's spurned ex-boyfriend seems the likely suspect. Only days later, however, the young man dies in what appears to be a suicide. Or was it? Now authorities are faced with a possible new crime – and their person of interest is Hutchins. After all, avenging the death of his daughter is the perfect reason to kill. If he's as innocent as he claims, only one lawyer has what it takes to prove it: his friend and colleague Samantha Brinkman. It's Sam's obligation to trust her new client; yet the deeper she digs on his behalf, the more entangled she becomes in a thicket of family secrets, past betrayals, and multiple motives for murder. To win her case, she's prepared to bend any law and cross any boundary that stands in her way. Sam has always played by her own rules, and it's always worked ... so far; however, this case cuts so deep and so personal that one false move could cost her everything. (Slightly edited description taken from the summary in Marcia Clark's website.)

At first, I gave this a three-star review. I thought the plot was convoluted and confusing.

Then I upped my rating to a four-star review, because, despite my qualms about the plot, I thought the book was interesting, and I thought I was unfairly critical, because I sort of compare all crime novels to those of Michael Connelly, whom I think is the best crime novelist out there and has been almost from the start, so like I said I upped my rating to a four-star review.

Then I rethought my rating and brought my rating down again to a three-star review, because I think the book's merits should stand on their own and not be compared to an iconic writer like Michael Connelly.

Then I decided I really didn't like the book, so I downgraded it to a two-star review. And that's where I have left it. For now.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at VPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top