I was prepared to hate this book. First of all the main female character is a chubby redhead and I resemble that remark. But. I didn’t hate. I loved it. It’s a really good legal thriller. I most especially loved the ending because it didn’t do what I thought it was going to do.
Jackie is chubby. She works as a paralegal. She is good at her job and doesn’t have a lot of friends. She lives alone. Her best friend in high school, Aaron, is arrested for a gruesome murder. He reaches out to her from prison and asks for help. She goes to see him, but is upset that he abruptly cut off communication with her 10 years ago, the summer after high school. She agrees to help him file a Writ of Habeus Corpus.
Jackie is awesome. Though she suffers from low self-esteem, she finds ways to better herself and finds that it’s easier to believe in yourself when someone else believes in you. She has a good heart and she’s smart and funny.
And that is all I’m going to share about the plot. Because if I share more, I will give it away. I am glad I got to meet Jackie. She’s a great character. So real. And while the plot twist is somewhat fantastical, I honestly didn’t mind. The story was well-written and went in a direction I didn’t see coming – and I love it when that happens.
If you like legal thrillers, this is a book for you. I won this book from Goodreads and received no other compensation in exchange for this review. The opinions expressed herein are mine and mine alone.