Good enough to read again! Big words... detailed. Take this to a family get together to avoid them. Oops I mean your so ENTHARALLED by the book it is hard to put down to talk to them.
I read it long ago but I remember liking it!
I couldn't put this book down - has a surprise ending too!
A murder mystery that exposes the shocking complexities of family life, the undeniable psychological heritage of an individual's past, and the volatile legal and emotional atmosphere of the court room.
Aiming for another big hit after Degree of Guilt (LJ 12/92), Patterson returns to the courtroom, where an attorney fights to clear himself of the accusation that he murdered his lover's estranged husband because of an ugly custody battle.
I absolutely loved this book. It was incredibly intense. I could not put it down!!
Very good legal thriller. The characters become so real. Patterson makes the characters members of the family. You can't help but feel the pain of the child. The emotions run deep. This book deals with child abuse so beware if this is a trigger for you...
Never really could get into it for some reason.
Will hook you on from the beginning. A nail biter of a book.
suicide,murder,ugly custody battle,child abuse charges and a murder suspect this one has it all.
I am a Richard North Patterson junkie - especially the political novels. This is a great courtrrom mystery, and really held my attention.
I really enjoyed this book.Great characters.
Richard North Patterson is a master of the courtroom and legal citizen. This story centers around a little girl and how her father took advantage of her, how her mother fought to save her, and her grandmother who protected here.
Ricardo Arias is found dead, the gun still in his mouth. It looks like suicide, but the evidence suggests murder. An investigation uncovers an estranged wife, Terri; a custody battle over their 6 yr old daughter, Elena; heated charges of child abuse; and a murder suspect: defense attorney Chris Paget, whose son was accused of abusing Elena.
This is another great book of Richard North Patterson's. Not as suspenseful as most of his others but still a wonderful read. Like many of his other books, a major piece of the plot is a sensitive subject. This time around it is child sexual abuse. Highly recommended.
Very great read. Enjoyed a lot.
I highly recommend this book, I have read it multipule times, it is one of those lawyer thriller books.
This book was very well written the way the plot comes together. The development of the characters make them realistic and believable to the point that you may begin to see through the eyes of a child.
A suspenseful murder mystery.
Patterson is not my favorite author, but did enjoy this book
looks like suicide butevidence suggests murder. police investigations uncover an estranged wife, allegations of child abuse
Holds your interest right up to the surprising ending.
This is a very engrossing story of a suicide/murder? and an excellently crafted trial. The defendant is a wealthy, successful lawyer with political aspirations. His political opponents take advantage of the case to smear him, his son and his fianceé. It was difficult to put this book down.
Keeps you guessing until the end.
Another bestseller by the author of "Degree of Guilt"
This is the book and not the audiobook that I have listed.
This book is particulary moving and well written. One of his best, I think.
a nail-bitter that provides the thrill of a legal hunt
Have only read a couple of R.N. Patterson's books, but had no hesitation to add him to my "authors' list.
A man is found dead with the gun still in his mouth. BUT is it really a sucide? Or could it be murder made to look this way? Many dark secrects will have to be exposed in the courtroom to decide this.
Was it a suicide or homicide? If you think the murder was suspenseful, wait until you read what happens in the courtroom
When Ricardo Arias is found dead with a gun in his mouth, it looks like a suicide but other evidence strongly suggests murder. Arias was involved in a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife, Terri Peralta, over their six-year-old daughter, Elena, whom Arias believed was being abused. Prominent San Francisco defense attorney Christopher Paget is charged with Arias` murder; it`s Paget`s son who is accused of abusing Elena, Paget`s own political ambitions that would be damaged, and his alibi that is dangerously threadbare.
Ricardo Arias is found dead, the gun still wedged in his mouth. It looks like suicide, but the physical evidence strongly suggests murder. The police investigation uncovers an estranged wife, Terri Peralta; an ugly custody battle over their 6 y/o daughter, Elena; heated charges of child abuse; and a murder suspect: San Francisco defense attorney Christopher Paget. Paget has motive -- it's his son accused of abusing Elena, his political plans for the future put at risk by the dead man's accusations, and his alibi that is dangerously threadbare. And the shocking revelations that threaten to explode in the courtroom may remain hidden forever...by Chris Paget's refusal to testify on his own behalf...by Elena's tangled loyalties...and by dark secrets that some desperately wish to keep silent...
Richard Arias is found dead, the gun still wedged in his mouth. It looks like suicide, but the physical evidence suggests murder. Police investigation uncovers an estranged wife, an ugly custody battle, heated charges of child abuse, and a murder suspect.
San Francisco defense attorney Christopher Paget.
The story Eyes of a Child by Richard North Patterson is a intence murder mystery. The main characters are Terri Peralta, Richie Arias, Elena, and Christoper Paget. Terri is Elena's mother who is a divorced to her late husband Richie, who was murdered in his apartment by an unknown killer. Christoper is Terri's new boyfriend who helps her out with the case since they both work together as lawyers. The genre for this story is both horror and mystery because of the unknown killer. A major quotation in the story is when Terri yells, "'I didn't do it, why does everyone blame me? '" This affects the story because it is a turning part close to the end.