So this is how the series starts. It's worth sticking with the stilted dialogue because the storytelling is strong, the characters are clearly drawn and delightful (the cast is quite large), and over the life of the series, Fairstein grows into quite a good writer.
Very enjoyable -- a cut above the usual police/legal procedural. The first in the Alexandra Cooper series. Recommended!
This is Linda's first book and it is full of action and excitement. Very good story. I'm anxious to read more of her books
This is written so well I read it almost straight through. Faristein writes with an insiders view.
This is a great story - not only a mystery, but intrigue, some romance, and lots of character details.