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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard North Patterson Narrator: Lisa Banes Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1998 ISBN:
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Hours after 22-year-old Brett Allen finds her boyfriend brutally slain, she finds herself in police custody, the prime suspect. Her aunt, Caroline Masters, is summoned to act as her defense attorney. The result is a painful meeting with Brett, whom Caroline has not seen since infancy, and a confrontation with 3 people from whom she is deeply estranged: her first lover who is now the prosecutor, her half-sister, and most difficult of all, her domineering father. The story moves quickly now, opening into the police investigation and the courtroom. Yet the truths about herself and her family that Caroline ultimately uncovers are painful beyond the deepest doubts and shocking beyond the deepest fears that haunt her adult life - and make up the explosive core of the author's most powerful novel to date. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhod | 2/18/2014

    " New author for me. Good mystery and very good character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbi | 2/16/2014

    " I wish I would have read this book before I read "Portect and Defend" - a lot of the questions are answered in this book about Caroline Masters. I love this character she is amazing. The legal cases in both books really have twists and turns and are fun! This one is is a murder mystery... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin | 2/15/2014

    " A good read, the heroine Caroline Masters is about to be appointed as a court judge when she hears that her niece is suspected of the murder of her boyfriend. She travels to where her family, including Caroline's father, live which is on the North East Coast of America. There are a couple of flashbacks - one where we find that Caroline's mother died in a car crash after having an affair with a local lothario and the other tells us that Caroline had a fling with a man who was a Vietnam draft dodger. The last we hear about this man is when he decamps via boat in the general direction of Canada after someone, we think Caroline's father, snitches on him to the local law. Meanwhile, in the present, the prosecution have found a 'witness' with some potentially damaging testimony against her niece. Caroline decides to take the case, and there are some enjoyable court room scenes in the book. I didn't spot the twist in the story, which is always a good sign for me, and the tale has a satisfactory and understandable ending. My favourite book so far by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodie | 1/19/2014

    " Fantastic book! I read it in one day. Couldn't put it down. So many twists and turns. Highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Parreads | 1/19/2014

    " This was a good read--interesting enough to keep me going. I liked the back and forth of different time frames. If you want an intriguing easy read, go for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bnschmid | 1/15/2014

    " This book had alot of unexpected twists and surprises in it,which made it readable.However,there were too many things that happened to some of the characters that they meekly allowed to happen,which I found to be frustratingly unacceptable.I doubt that even the Amish would put up with too much shit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Buller | 1/11/2014

    " one of my favorite Richard North Patterson's books. Highly recommend. Might be hard to find. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bandistang Guro | 12/16/2013

    " I have read this book way back in high school and from then on had remained by all time favorite.. b(n_n)d "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 12/2/2013

    " "The world of a new love aggair is like insanity. And part of the delusion is that you think you're the only one it ever happened to." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weslyn | 11/18/2013

    " Good legal thriller offers a number of twists. Characterizations work well while the potential murderer remains a mystery to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SharlzG | 11/11/2013

    " My third RPN book. Also a little predictable, but his style is condusive to reading. If it weren't for a buch of late nights at work I would have had this read much quicker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 11/8/2013

    " A legal thriller in which a lawyer defends her niece against a murder charge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 10/27/2013

    " Easy read, very fast paced; a real page turner. If you like a good mystery, I think Richard North Patterson is an amazing author, and definitely provides an intriguing plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 9/27/2013

    " Not bad, but not particularly great... A little too predictable for my tastes. Did enjoy the New England settings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 8/7/2013

    " Fun New England (NH & Nantucket) based legal triller. A few twists that I didn't see coming although I guess that I should had if I had thought about it. It was a good Greyhound/NYC read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 5/16/2013

    " familiar plotlines for RNP but well written as usual and Caroline proves to be a complicated character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K1d2 | 11/25/2012

    " This was the last in the series I was re-reading. This one has a lot of twists and turns and was probably my favorite of the bunch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 9/17/2012

    " It was excellent, I could not put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy Hoenecke | 4/11/2012

    " A good treadmill read. I have read better of his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Kim | 11/27/2011

    " A definite page turner. Could not put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 5/29/2011

    " Another good read, but wish I had read Patterson's books in order to maintain the flow of characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/17/2011

    " Good escapist read. Not sure if these characters had appeared in other novel(s), but they are worth more than one book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 4/16/2011

    " This is an older book by Richard North Patterson and follows his usual style of writing about lawyers. It was interesting and held your suspense to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 3/20/2011

    " Not bad, but not particularly great... A little too predictable for my tastes. Did enjoy the New England settings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhod | 1/1/2011

    " New author for me. Good mystery and very good character development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitzyl | 12/13/2010

    " Always enjoy Richard North Patterson. 'More gripping than Grisham' it says on the front cover. Probably 80% correct. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. | 6/3/2010

    " This is a good read by Richard North Patterson. I normally enjoy reading his books and this is one that is enjoyable.

    J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/13/2010

    " Very twisty mystery with serious character development. Better written than your average mystery novel. Hit the spot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K1d2 | 1/15/2010

    " This was the last in the series I was re-reading. This one has a lot of twists and turns and was probably my favorite of the bunch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 8/12/2009

    " It was excellent, I could not put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 6/16/2009

    " one of my favorite Richard North Patterson's books. Highly recommend. Might be hard to find. "

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

    " Good escapist read. Not sure if these characters had appeared in other novel(s), but they are worth more than one book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 11/27/2008

    " familiar plotlines for RNP but well written as usual and Caroline proves to be a complicated character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weslyn | 10/29/2008

    " Good legal thriller offers a number of twists. Characterizations work well while the potential murderer remains a mystery to the end. "

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About the Author
Author Richard North Patterson

Richard North Patterson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil’s Light, In the Name of Honor, The Spire, and a number of other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC’s liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. Patterson has appeared on such programs as the Today show, Good Morning America, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Buchanan and Press