Thanks to the publisher for sending me a free copy of the book.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Peter Caine, a cutthroat Manhattan defense attorney, is extremely adept at his job. On the surface, he is charming and handsome, but inside he is cold and heartless. A sociopath practically incapable of human emotions, he has no remorse when he fights to acquit murderers, pedophiles and rapists.
When Charlie Doyle, the daughter of the Manhattan DA—and Peter’s former lover—is murdered, Peter’s world is quickly sent into a tailspin as the DA, a professional enemy of Peter’s, embarks on a witch hunt to avenge his daughter’s death, stopping at nothing to ensure Peter is found guilty of the murder.
Peter sets out to prove his innocence, and as he pieces together his defense, he finds that it’s those closest to us who are capable of the greatest harm.
Yowza! This was one of those books that sucked me in right from the start, and I FLEW through the pages! In fact, I read the first half of the book in one sitting. Could. Not. Stop!
Peter made for a perfect focal point for this story. You know how sometimes you just love to hate a character? That was him: a defense lawyer obsessed with winning and his immaculate appearance. I couldn’t get enough.
I have to be completely honest here and tell you that I can’t say much else about the book because I keep writing spoilers and then deleting them. So I’ll sum it up by saying this: sometimes revenge is absolutely delicious. If you’re looking for a fast-paced psychological thriller to binge in an afternoon, grab this book. The storyline alternates between “Then” and “Now”, so the suspense builds at a great pace until it all comes together in the end. Seriously: go read it!