The good: Great mystery told from the defense attorney point of veiw as she try to find out what really happened and build a case to get her 16 year old client free. Not easy when the 16 year old has already confessed to the crime.
The bad: Preachy Chirstianity. I can't stand that. It starts when the attorney finds God on the operating tale. All of a sudden everyone is trying to get everyone else to convert. First she goes in on her husband to be and partner, than he goes after the 16 year old defendant.
The good news is that it is easy to skip over these parts and not miss any of the story. Which is one of my main problems to begin with. It has no bearing on the story it is just the authors blantent attempt to preach. Just skip it if you dislike that type of stuff because it's worth it. The rest of the writing and story line are great and kept me up late at night trying to find out what would happen.
"Self Incrimination" follows Singer's "Directed Verdict." Either novel can be read as stand alones. I suggest they be read in sequence. Singer is a Tidewater area of Virginia lawyer whose novels are well worth the read. As the plots develop Singer msterfully weaves in "new material" which throw the characters a curve ball. The spiritual lessons of the Christian faith are woven into the themes and the lives of the principle office staff of the Brad Carson. Mystery, suspense, deliverance, white knuckle terror, low level romance, redemption-you won't be disappointed.
Larry McAdoo, Chaplain (USN Ret)
Virginia Beach, VA