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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (173 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rose Connors Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Marty Nickerson Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455180110
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Martha “Marty” Nickerson, a Cape Cod district attorney turned defense lawyer, must defend a man who shot his son’s presumed killer—on live television. The only possible defense is insanity, but the grieving father refuses to say he was crazy when he pulled the trigger.

Marty and her partner in love and law, Harry Madigan, are already stretched thin when, on the eve of Buck’s trial, a bleeding woman staggers into their office. Her attacker has just been found—dead— and he’s an officer of the court. Now Marty has two seemingly impossible—and seemingly unrelated—cases on her slate. However, a losing verdict may be the least of Marty’s worries, as her harrowing hunt for the truth leads to shocking revelations and possible links that bring devastating twists to Buck’s trial—and may put Marty in the sight line of a vengeful and all too capable killer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Connors] is so good at creating believable characters…that even readers with little interest in courtroom shenanigans should find in favor of her humanity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Conners’ flair for crisp, tightly focused dialogue is especially evident in audio. Dunne’s versatile voice ably meets the challenge; she paces each stirring crescendo with exacting tempo, tone, and volume…seeming to inhabit each character, whether a deranged serial slayer or a disturbed jurist. With the flair and facility of a veteran storyteller, Dunne unerringly turns fine writing into a magnetic listening experience.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/12/2014

    " decent, quick read. faintly feminist version of a Scott Turow . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 12/15/2013

    " Good character driven plot. Interesting perspective on criminal justice. The title might be a good one for my own memoirs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 12/9/2013

    " Nicely done legal suspense with a brisk plot, an interesting Cape Cod setting, and characters who you can root for and against. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Pre | 11/20/2013

    " Ms. Connors has gotten much better at ending her books. I was very disappointed at the ending of the first in this series, but this one was a LOT better. I can't say that I agree with the verdict, but I DO understand it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 10/25/2013

    " Bernadette Dunne does a wonderful job of narrating Rose Connor's legal thriller series set on Cape Cod. These quite satisfying books never got the attention they deserved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 6/12/2013

    " enjoyable crime novel, murder mystery, courtroom drama, main character is a single mother lawyer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty Allan | 3/22/2013

    " I am totally engrossed in this book. I am enjoying the audio version from my local library on my nook "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 3/2/2013

    " Wow...just as good as the first...on to #3!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 2/12/2013

    " Marty Nickerson #2 finds her joining the defense team on two murders. This one was a bit predictable, but still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitzi | 8/26/2012

    " 2nd in the series. A great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita Mitchell | 7/9/2012

    " One of the best legal thrillers I have read in a long time! Well written and interesting intrigue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blaine Morrow | 6/4/2012

    " Good courtroom intrigue with a worthy cause (or two), feisty attorney, and spiteful legal combatants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 3/17/2012

    " I enjoyed this book. It's just a murder mystery, but I liked the twists in it. An enjoyable fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milly Cuayo | 9/16/2011

    " Could not put it down!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 6/30/2011

    " Disappointing. The courtroom scenes were by turns tedious or farcical. The only reason I persevered to the end was because it is part of a series. I loved the first book & will continue with the series with the hope that the next volume will be better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 5/6/2011

    " A man kills a 7 year old. Filmed on video. Pleads temporary insanity. Good characters. Surprise ending. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Mcdonald | 4/24/2011

    " My second book by Rose Connors. I liked this one better than the first! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 4/14/2011

    " I really liked this book. It is hard to say much about it without spoilers though. It is a legal/mystery that kept me guessing all the way through. I will definitely read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 3/20/2011

    " My second book by Rose Connors. I liked this one better than the first! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 --- 365andMe | 1/31/2011

    " Once again, I love this series. Love the characters and how the author makes each come alive, but I didn't believe the ending - not who the murderer was or the verdict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 7/29/2010

    " decent, quick read. faintly feminist version of a Scott Turow . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 5/11/2010

    " One of the best legal thrillers I have read in a long time! Well written and interesting intrigue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 3/4/2010

    " I really liked this book. It is hard to say much about it without spoilers though. It is a legal/mystery that kept me guessing all the way through. I will definitely read more by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 2/17/2010

    " Disappointing. The courtroom scenes were by turns tedious or farcical. The only reason I persevered to the end was because it is part of a series. I loved the first book & will continue with the series with the hope that the next volume will be better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 6/2/2009

    " I enjoyed this book. It's just a murder mystery, but I liked the twists in it. An enjoyable fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 2/26/2009

    " enjoyable crime novel, murder mystery, courtroom drama, main character is a single mother lawyer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/27/2009

    " Legal tale of man killing his young son’s rapist and murderer and the act being caught on tape. Good read - characters, writing, plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 7/1/2008

    " Bernadette Dunne does a wonderful job of narrating Rose Connor's legal thriller series set on Cape Cod. These quite satisfying books never got the attention they deserved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 3/29/2008

    " A man kills a 7 year old. Filmed on video. Pleads temporary insanity. Good characters. Surprise ending. I liked it. "

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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 seventeen 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. She lives in Brooklyn.