Great, quick read. Another Victor Carl book. This time, the Atty Carl is representing his friend, who is accused of murdering the friend's lover. No one knows that Victor also had a relationship with the lover. "Now Victor Carlk must race across the country to uncover shocking truths: Who, really, was Hailey Prouix? And why is a killer still waiting in her shadow?"
Lashner rivals Grisham in the lawyer field and this is super.
Wonderfully read. I can still hear the voice of the narrator. The story will keep you on your toes and stay with you.
Victor Carl decides to represent his old college classmate, Guy Forrest, for the murder of Guy's live in girlfriend, Hailey Prouix. Victor has a secret though, he was also Hailey's lover. As the case unfolds, Victor finds out much he didn't know about his friend and Hailey. Who really was Hailey Prouix and why is a killer still waiting in her shadow?
I read his books before. And I liked them. Maybe I was just in a funk or something ... at first, I didn't know if I was going to finish the book. I wasn't sure I wanted to go any further than the first 50, then 100, then even 200 pages. But I got hooked. And I remembered that I enjoyed the character and the suspense of not knowing who did it until pretty darn close to the end. And I was very glad I stuck with the book because I could not put ti down as it approached the end. A very enjoyable reading experience and I have already ordered the rest of his books that I had not read. Add William Lashner to your "favorite author" pile.
FAst paced and absorbing.
First time I read Lashner......... won't be be the last
THIS WAS ONE OF THE BETTER BOOKS THAT I HAVE READ.
Twisty whodunnit as an attorney searches for the real killer of the woman who betrayed her lover with him. Reads a bit like Scott Turow, but Lashner over-writes almost to the point of parody.
From back of book:
Ethically adventurous Philadelphia lawyer Victor Carl usually does the right thing, but often for the wrong reasons. When old law school classmate Guy Forrest is accused of murdering his beautiful lover, Hailey Prouix, in their Main Line love nest, Carl agrees to represent him--while keeping silent about his own prior romantic involvement with the victim, and his present determination to see that his client is punished for the brutal crime. But once Carl sets the machinery of retribution in motion, it may be impossible to stop it, even after his certainty begins to crack. Now Victor Carl must race across the country to uncover shocking truths: Who, really, was Hailey Prouix? And why is a killer stll waiting in her shadow?