The coincidences in the story were indeed a bit far fetched, but this is fiction after all.
The story begins with the viscous attack of five year old Dori as she spends the night at her godfather's house. The author does a good job of letting the reader feel the anguish without bombarding us with a detailed description of the attack. What follows is the initial focus on the wrong suspect and then the arrest of the correct one.
The prosecutor, Sandy Morgan has a personal stake in the case (so much so that one must suspend reality to believe she remains the prosecutor) and becomes way too involved. The reader sympathizes with Sandy and becomes emotionally attached to her character.
Bohannan makes us pull for her personal life as well as her professional success. The legalities often made me want to scream. I understand why certain things weren't admissible, but it is hard to deal with when you are sure that the defendant is guilty.
Docket No. 76 is an exciting peek into the legal system, and I recommend it.
Publisher - AuthorHouse
Date of Publication - January 17, 2014