Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Davis is a likable character whose happiness seems to be just inches from his grasp. His backstory includes the death of his son and a divorce from Flora, a woman who he still admires. Since she is married to Nick's good friend Chip, an FBI agent and good man, they spend a great deal of time together. His current wife, Tina, is a defense attorney who is working for the Innocence Project, trying to free a man from death row. She is convinced of his innocence, even though he confessed and pleaded guilty.
Meanwhile Nick and his assistant Henry are working on a corruption investigation, and the reader watches them work around legislators who took bribes in order to get to the top of the ladder of corruption. Henry's backstory is even more heartbreaking than Nick's, and his disfigurement has made his search for a significant other very difficult. Luckily Tina's sister, Lydia sees past the physical impairment and falls in love with Henry.
Lydia's brutal murder is the third case that we are following as we read this well written legal thriller. As the investigations continue, there are overlappings that can only happen in the world of fiction, and excitement builds. Goodman has an easy style of writing, and the chapters fly by as we anxiously try to figure out "who done it."
Publisher - Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Date of Publication - September 15, 2015