Hannah Barlow was a cop for eleven years. But finally she couldn't handle what happened to some of the victims. So she quit and entered law school, knowing it would be easier.
Boy, was she wrong.
Now her moot-court partner is dead, murdered she believes, leaving her facing a charge of plagiarism. To defend herself she has to become a 'cop' again, but the number of possible suspects multiply faster than her legal homework.
It's an interesting mystery with a different twist---a law-school student/detective. I think some of the situations our heroine found herself in might have been implausible if not for her previous career. Most of my friends who were law students gave me the impression law school was three years of boring work. Our heroine dispels this notion. Still, the most interesting characters were the boy who loved trains and Hannah's male student 'friend' who was a great cook.
(From back cover)
For rich, good-looking Bradley Cogburn, law school seemed to be a lark. Everything came easy to him - including his sparkling academic record. Even an accusation of plagiarism didn't faze him: he was sure he could prove his innocence.
But for ex-cop Hannah Barlow, law school was her last chance. She'd left the force feeling like a failure, and hoped a law career would let her pursue justice in a different way. Surrounded by youthful, competitive students, she struggled to keep up. But as Bradley's moot-court partner, she was tainted by the same accusation - and unlike him, she didn't have family money to fall back on.
Now Bradley Cogburn is dead. And the evidence that could save Hannah's law career seems to be gone along with him.
Hannah has to act like a cop again. This time, it's her own life that's at stake...
1st Book in the series...