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Posted August 27, 2013
I am reluctant to leave a review for Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales,
I am reluctant to leave a review for Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, because I didn’t finish it. I did, however, commit to reviewing books for the Tyndale Summer Reading Program, so I will.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I requested and started reading this book because of a friend’s recommendation. This friend is male, and he reads sports/thriller/mystery-related stories, written by male authors. I don’t. Yet, I said I’d give it a try.
The story is written well, the characters are compelling, and the story is layered with suspense. I’m just not as intrigued by these types of books as others (mostly male—I’m assuming) might be. I won’t deduct stars—because as I said, it isn’t fair to do so when I didn’t finish the book—but I will say it is well-written, and probably a great read for those who enjoy this genre.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy free from publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
Posted July 21, 2013
Landon was jailed for points shaving in football games. Now he i
Landon was jailed for points shaving in football games. Now he is out of jail and looking for a job as a lawyer. An older lawyer hires him and soon Landon is involved in a case involving a murder.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I thought this was a well written book with plenty of action. The ending was good with a twist that I didn't see coming.
Posted July 15, 2013
Landon Reed is a college football player who did time for a poin
Landon Reed is a college football player who did time for a point-shaving conviction. After becoming a Christian in prison and doing his time, he is released, marries his girlfriend who remained loyal to him, and becomes a lawyer. He is given an opportunity by an older lawyer who becomes a mentor to him to join his firm and is quickly embroiled in a murder trial.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This story takes many twists and turns and has a lot of characters to keep track of. Additionally, there are some flashbacks to the past to give readers more information about characters. Because of all the information coming to the reader, this is not a light fluffy book to read in a Sunday afternoon. It takes some concentration and thought while reading to fully appreciate this book, which I enjoyed.
I love books that offer surprises and twists and turns. Singer offers that as well as a well-thought out plot and believable characters. If you like courtroom drama, mystery, suspense, and real characters that struggle with everyday challenges, this book is for you. I enjoyed this book and will read it again!
Posted June 18, 2013
Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales by Randy Singer As the story opens,
Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales by Randy SingerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As the story opens, we meet Landon Reed. Sentenced to 2 years in prison for his part in a college football point-shaving scandal, he is about to be released. The first thing Landon wants to do his marry his college sweetheart. And, after that, get his law degree.
But, who's going to hire an ex-con-turned-lawyer?
Oddly enough, the same man who sat on the board that judged Landon's fitness to take the bar exam, and defended him in court over a bar brawl started by a drunk. Landon may be sorry.
His life is about to get very, very complicated. When his employer and mentor is murdered, when two other partners die in a plane crash, it is up to the first-year lawyer and the sole remaining partner to conduct a murder trial, hold the law firm together, and not become the next victims.
At the same time, Landon's reporter wife becomes involved with the, possibly shady, owner of a security company who is leaking stories to her about corporate misconduct and secret government missions. As Kerri's career options increase, so does the danger to her family.
This is the first book I've read by Randy Singer. Always a fan of legal thrillers, I was moderately concerned that the pastor-slash-lawyer would be heavy-handed with his 'message'. I needn't have worried.
The characters lead by example, making them all the more powerful in their subtlety. And the ... bad guys ... aren't so irredeemably bad that they aren't, in some ways, slightly sympathetic.
The legal twists and turns were riveting and kept me flipping pages until I couldn't keep my eyes open, only to wake up 4 hours later and reach for the book again. Not everyone is what they seem; and, yet, they are.
Though I was fairly certain where the author was going, I missed some very subtle signs that, in hindsight, were obvious. But, even looking back, the ending was a complete surprise.
Nicely done, Mr. Singer. Nicely done.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the Tyndale Blog Network book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Posted February 22, 2014
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