Mark Twain wrote: The duel is one of the most dangerous institutions; since it is always fought in the open at daybreak, the combatants are sure to catch cold.
Category: Legal Thriller
Average Rating: 2.0
What if your former girlfriend decides to use her 6-year-old daughter to punish you for breaking up with her? How do you prove that you are innocent of the worst case of sexual perversion against a child? Is it possible to refute the lies of a beautiful, seemingly innocent, little girl? This legal thriller explores a very dark corner of the criminal justice system from the perspective of another kind of victim.
The topic of this legal thriller provided considerable potential for a great story. Unfortunately, the opportunity was squandered. It was way, way too preachy and the gratuitous romance was far too sappy. This had the effect of overwhelming what might have been an interesting case. Although the characters were likable enough, they were rather flat and predictable, as was the outcome of the story.
Mark Kamish put forth a strong effort, giving the characters distinctive voices and accents, although they weren't always consistent and his delivery sometimes bordered on overly dramatic.
Overall, this was a very disappointing listen. More than once, I wanted to skip over some of the overly preachy or romantic sections, but I managed to finish the book. There just wasn't enough content to this story to allow me to recommend it.
NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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