Book Reviews of Acts of Malice (Nina Reilly, Bk 5)

Acts of Malice (Nina Reilly, Bk 5)
Acts of Malice - Nina Reilly, Bk 5
Author: Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN-13: 9780440225812
ISBN-10: 0440225817
Publication Date: 6/13/2000
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 173 ratings
Publisher: Island Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Very exciting installment in the Nina Reilly series. I read it in a day to see what would happen. My only quibble would be not enough Paul...
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Fifth installment in the Nina Reilly series. Very good mystery series set in Lake Tahoe.
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What I love about this book club (PBS) is that I've been able to "try out" authors I've never read before. With very little investment, including the savings on gas for authors whose books I may never find at my library, I've been able to broaden my horizons with books by authors I've always wondered about. Some of them I've been able to put to rest. They just weren't for me. The rest are authors to explore more since I'm not sure yet if I could get into them and, best of all, the winners I've found. One of these winners is Perri O'Shaughnessy, the pen name of 2 sisters. "Acts of Malice" is the first book of O'Shaughnessy I've read. It is part of a series featuring defense attorney Nina Reilly, a truly likeable hero. All of the characters are well written; they definitely kept me interested. The villain's identity is a mystery until about two thirds of the way through. But the plot is so engaging, I didn't mind that he was revealed so soon. In fact, it was appropriate since the book is really about dysfunctional families, in this case, a wealthy one. A member of this family is accused of murdering one of the brothers. Nina agrees to take on the case but as she gets more involved, she becomes more and more confused about her client's innocence. The twists in the plot are believable. Emotions out of control and distorted by the characters - envy, lust, power hungry, rage - all play havoc in the members of this familys' lives. Tragically, people are murdered because of such twisted feelings but they sure make a good read. Couldn't put the book down! After all, it's not my family....
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Nina Reily has a client who she is having trouble reading. She wants to believe he didn't kill his brother but his family has turned against him and she is having more doubts about his innocence. Very good book and story.
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This one is full of twists as Nina Reilly super lawyer and mom is surprised by her own case! Still full of hunks.
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The suspense in this book is absolutely the BEST!!!
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Great book!
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First time reading this sister-combo author.
Will get more of their books.
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Good book, bestseller
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You'd think a strong, together woman like Nina O'Reilly would know better than to sleep with a client- you know there's bound to be trouble!
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About a woman attorney who is raising a teenage son alone. Her latest case threatens everything she holds dear, drawing her into a tangled web of loyalties and alliances within one of Lake Tahoe's most prominent families.
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a page turner....
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lots of unexpecting twists and turns
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The Nina Reilly mystery/legal thriller seris is a lot of fun to read.
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It's been awhile since I've read this book, but I do remember it being a page turner. I liked the fact that the main character was a woman, a strong woman, if I remember correctly! Enjoy!
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this is a fast reading novel, exciting and full of murder and suspense.
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I realy enjoyed reading this book, so much so, that I stayed up until after 2 in the morning to finish it!

Amid the sparkling snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a home, juggling the demands of her one-woman law practice and raising a teenage son alone. Now Nina has taken on a case that will threaten everything she holds dear, drawing her into a tangled web of loyalties and alliances within one of Lake Tahoe's most prominent families. Her client: a man accused of murdering his own brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The law says Nina must give Jim Strong the best possible defense. But Strong's family has turned violently against him, and suddenly Nina is at the center of the storm. As she works a flawed and troubling case and gets swept into an unexpected love affair, the two sides of Nina's life come crashing together...in the ultimate act of malice.
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I love Perri O'Shaughnessy's books. I wish they would write faster.
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I really enjoyed reading this book. My first of the Nina Reilly books. I look forward to reading the others in sequence.
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A very fast paced thriller. O'Shaughnessy keeps your attention well and her characters pull you into the story so that you want to keep going. Tahoe appears and wraps around you as you sway with the action of the story.
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Nina is a very likeable character witrh lots of grit. Go,girl! I liked the tale;you will,too.
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I liked the character of Nina Reilly and the story in this book. The setting also makes it nice. I enjoyed the book.
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Attorney Nina Reilly of Tahoe becomes entangled with a frightening client while finding love again. Will she win her case being prosecuted by her love?

Entertaining book. 4 stars
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Fifth in the series. Great series of books revolving around the life of attorney and single mom Nina Reilly. Suspenseful and complex.
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This was one heck of a read. I almost pulled a one-nighter because I found it hard to put the book down. Plot twists, characters who aren't what they seem, some who are exactly what they seem, but which is which? The plot centers around Lake Tahoe and Nina Reilly, single mother, one-woman law firm. Her new client is a man accused of murdering his own brother, a crime too horrible to believe. Suddenly Nina is at the center of the storm as her client's family turns against him and Nina finds that his life isn't the only one hanging in the balance, cuaght by an act of malice.
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This is the 5th book in the Nina Reilly series and it is one of the best.
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great read fast pasted a real page turner
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good yarn
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Not my favorite author, but a good listen for a trip.
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will keep you turning the pages into the night!
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"Will keep you turning the pages into the night" --USA TODAY
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Amid the sparkling snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a home, juggling the demands of her one-woman law practice and raising a teenage son alone. Now Nina has taken on a case that will threaten everything she holds dear, drawing her into a tangled web of loyalties and alliances within one of Lake Tahoe's most prominent families. Her client: a man accused of murdering his own brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The law says Nina must give Jim Strong the best possible defense. But Strong's family has turned violently against him, and suddenly Nina is at the center of the storm. As she works a flawed and troubling case and gets swept into an unexpected love affair, the two sides of Nina's life come crashing together...in the ultimate ACT OF MALICE.
Earl Hughes, Meldrim, Ga.
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From back of book:

The New York Times bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled both readers and critics with their crackling blend of legal suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" by the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and most explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.

Amid the sparkling snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a home, juggling the demands of her one-woman law practice and raising a teenage son alone. Now Nina has taken on a case that will threaten everything she holds dear, drawing her into a tangled web of loyalties and alliances within one of Lake Tahoe's most prominent families. Her client: a man accused of murdering his own brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The law says Nina must give Jim Strong the best possible defense. But Strong's family has turned violently against him, and suddenly Nina is at the center of the storm. As she works a flawed and troubling case and gets swept into an unexpected love affair, the two sides of Nina's life come crashing together...in the ultimate act of malice.