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Author: Rose Connors Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Marty Nickerson Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781481549370
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The winner of the 2002 Mary Higgins Clark Award returns with Cape Cod attorney Marty Nickerson in another riveting legal thriller.

Is it ever wise for an attorney to defend her lover’s ex-lover?

At the request of her law partner and lover, Harry Madigan, attorney Marty Nickerson agrees to defend the beautiful Louisa Rawlings against the charge of first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of her wealthy husband. Marty is both intrigued and disturbed by Louisa—she used to be Harry’s girlfriend but is her own polar opposite. The DA believes Louisa was motivated by greed, but Marty’s gut tells her the murderer was driven by something far more personal.

As Marty builds her client’s defense, she encounters Louisa’s handsome ex-husband, her surly stepdaughter, and the girl’s deadbeat boyfriend. With the evidence against Louisa mounting, Marty finds she can’t count on help from her male associates, who are dangerously bewitched by Louisa. Marty must rely on her own well-honed legal instincts and passion for justice to make sure a brutal killer doesn’t go free.

Illuminating the law even as she entertains, Rose Connors is a consummate storyteller whose legal expertise and literary skills shine through on every page.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reader Bernadette Dunne capably depicts Marty with practical intelligence and a smart sense of humor, while painting the beguiling 40-something Louisa with feminine charm. The masculine voices, especially Marty’s college-age son and the curmudgeonly presiding judge, are equally compelling.”

    AudioFile

  • “Connors is a born storyteller.”

     Perri O’Shaughnessy

  • “A nicely detailed Cape Cod setting, appealing and realistically rendered characters, and an engaging romantic relationship between Marty and Harry make this an enjoyable legal thriller.”

    Booklist

  • “Similar in style to novels by Lisa Scottoline and Perri O'Shaughnessy.”

    Library Journal

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 6/30/2013

    " Louisa is one slick lady. She goes to one of her old boyfriends when she needs an attorney. Gets his lady friend to be her attorney. Finds a boy toy, with her husband just missing. Goes to jail with her stepdaughter pushing for that. This is a good story line. I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/30/2013

    " I would give this book a grade of only fair in a series of books that are generally much better than fair. If you like courtroom drama/mysteries, this series is generally a good choice. This particular book was somewhat uninspired. I was able to see the "whodunnit" almost immediately. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 4/22/2013

    " Her books are good. I can't wait for the next one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 5/27/2012

    " One star for good cover and good title. Other than that, it was god-awful boring. Lots of convoluted plots that lead nowhere. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 4/8/2012

    " Not nearly as good as Absolute Certainty. Some good characters and a few interesting plot elements, but mostly pretty boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri | 8/30/2011

    " Not as good as the first 2, but still enjoyable. Not many thriller authors get humor just right, but Ms. Connors does a great job. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 8/24/2010

    " Wealthy socialite accused of killing her husband type book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 2/10/2010

    " I really enjoy the Marty Nickerson series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 3/3/2009

    " This book was okay. Just a fast read if you need one. Not her best work though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cactuskid2 | 7/26/2007

    " Select Editions Vol. 6, 2004 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 3/29/2007

    " Good balance of character & plot. I've enjoyed the series thus far. Interesting to have a character who has been on both sides of the legal advocacy / criminal justice system. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/23/2006

    " Too predictable and poor character development "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 9/14/2006

    " I like other Rose Connors books but this was a disappointment. Good reading for 3/4 of the book but then the neat ending ruined it. "

About the Author

Rose Connors received her law degree from Duke University in 1984 and has been a trial attorney for two decades. She is the author of Absolute Certainty, which won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for best first novel. She lives with her family on Cape Cod, where she spends summers commercial shell fishing with her two teenage sons.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway.