Rec'd this book before I discovered it was Bk 2 of a series so I went back & got Bk 1 " A Certain Justice". I'm so glad I did because the series is good, especially this second book. Holds you right on the edge of your seat. I can't wait to get my hands on Bks 3 & 4.
Lescroart continues with his excellent series built around his main characters of Glitsky, Hardy, et. al.. He's to be commended in that I have yet to catch a flavor of him "manufacturing" books to meet deadlines. So many popular authors do that - you can easily tell when the deadline is looming in the change in pace in the book; the dropped-off attention to detail, seeming to suddenly come to the end of the book, with little closure, after getting engaged. Lescroart doesn't do this. "Guilt" and all this other books are terrific in the way they take you into the lives of the characters, maintain the mystery to such a strong degree, and give endings that are more closely what you might imagine real life to be - not a "Perry Mason" ending - but one that tends to make you think, and miss the story thread when you're done. Highly recommend the book!