by Attica Locke

Quick take

Perfectly paced...from a missing girl story, to a suspenseful political thriller, to a first-rate courtroom drama, and a compelling read throughout.

Why I love it

Are you looking for a well-written legal thriller to spend some time with this summer? This is the book for you! Do you want to read a great mystery that grabs you from the first page? This is also that book!

Jay Porter is a retired lawyer and widower living a quiet life in Pleasantville, Texas, until someone breaks into his office one night for no discernible reason. Nothing appears to have been ...

Member thoughts

  • Megan S.


    "At first, the plot seems all over the place... but that's the magic of it when it all comes together in the end!! Also offers interesting insight into elections and the steps people will take to win. "

  • Vila F.

    Dallas, TX

    "Such a great page turner, very well written and could not wait to finish to see how it would end!"

  • Amie M.

    Reno, NV

    "So good!"

  • Kaitlyn R.

    Brooklyn, NY

    "It wasn't exactly what I thought it would be but it was basically a long episode of Law and Order in a book so that was great!"

  • Kathleen B.

    San Jose, CA

    "I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time getting into it, but once I did, the pages flew by! The characters were well written and once it got going, it was well paced. Definitely recommend."

  • Ann D.

    Minneapolis, MN

    "I had a really hard time getting through this one. Just not my thing."