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Breach of Promise (Nina Reilly, Bk 4)
Breach of Promise - Nina Reilly, Bk 4
Author: Perri O'Shaughnessy
Broken hearts. Broken promises. Deadly consequences. — In glitzy Lake Tahoe, couples break up every day. But few are as successful as Lindy and Mike Markov, who built a $200-million business together--before Mike took up with a younger woman. Now he's claiming he doesn't owe Lindy a dime since they never married. — Attorney Nina Reilly, struggling...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440224730
ISBN-10: 044022473X
Publication Date: 6/8/1999
Pages: 560
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 145 ratings
Publisher: Island Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
This was my first foray into the Nina Reilly world of mysteries. This legal thriller was an intriguing read which included several unexpected plot twists. The story was involving, and included a surprise turn whenever I felt the story was getting cliched, which kept me turning pages, not wanting to put the book down. The story was compelling and modern, and encourages a sympathetic feeling of righteous indignation on the part of the reader, inspiring identification with and sympathy for Nina Reilly's rich client Lindy Markov, in spite of her slight snobbish sense of entitlement. The mystery part of the story was not as interesting to me, as it seemed the more predictable and hackneyed part of the plot. Also, Nina Reilly was interesting as the story heroine and protagonist, but I don't really feel that her personality was compelling enough to make her a very strongly identifiable and unique heroine for an entire series. I wouldn't mind reading more stories with her in it, but do not feel much interest in following her personal storyline and finding out what happens to her in future books.

To summarize, for me, this story was a highly readable and enjoyable legal thriller, a success as a one-shot story. It was somewhat disappointing as a mystery story , and I don't personally see Nina Reilly as a convincing and persuasive Series heroine for future stories.
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Right from the start of this book, I was outraged that a man who made millions, with the help of his wife, could toss her aside and leave her penniless! My feminine claws came out and I was ready to fight alongside Nina Reilly for justice. Then, greed for a piece of the fortune ends in murder and the story takes on a whole new flavor.
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"Gripping courtroom drama ... heart-stopping ... riveting. -- Booklist

"A legal mystery for thoughtful readers ... The surprise twists are wonderfully effective." -- San Francisco Chronicle
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Another terrific read by O'Shaughnessy. Keep me interested with every twist...fantastic writers!
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New York Times bestselling authors created a unique and wonderful character in Nina Reilly. A tough , tenderhearted attorney and single Mother who has been hailed by critics as "One of the most interesting herorines in thrillers today"
I love this book." back cover."legal mystery for thoughtful readers.. the surprise twists are wonderfully effective"
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reviewed Breach of Promise (Nina Reilly, Bk 4) on + 23 more book reviews
First off, "Perri O'Shaughnessy is a pseudonym for two sisters, one, Pamela O'Shaughnessy's background is trial lawyer and Mary O'shaughnessy was an editor. This is the 4th "Nina Reilly" Atty. book and is set in Tahoe, Calif. Talk about a twist of a mystery! Very hard to put down, the only thing I skipped was much of the jury back and forth conversation and did not effect my understanding of the story. Great ending and makes me want to read the next book in this series.
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Very good book. I enjoy all of the O'Shaughnessy books.
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Nina Reilly, a lawyer in Lake Tahoe, gets the case of a lifetime. It takes money to make money and Nina is barely meeting her monthly expenses. She mortgages all property and borrows to the hilt to pay for the trial that make take a year. One surprise after another pops up to complicate things. Her personal life is non-existant. But if she wins this case she will be set for life.

Four stars

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