Blake Harton Junior has it all… With good looks, brains and charm, at just thirty-three he’s a partner in his grandfather’s prestigious law firm with an enviable success rate for winning even the most challenging criminal law cases. Then he agrees to represent Ian Johnson, a man accused of murdering his child. Natalie Johnson is the mother of the little girl who was murdered by her father. A bitter custody battle has tipped her ex-husband over the edge. Overwrought with the knowledge she couldn’t keep her baby safe, Natalie takes comfort in the criminal charges laid against her ex. The police assure her he’ll be put away for life. It’s small recompense for the loss of her daughter, but it’s something… Then she discovers her ex is being represented by none other than Blake Harton Junior and her world is turned upside down once again. Harton has a reputation for being a ruthless lawyer who will stop at nothing to win and he has the success record to prove it. When Natalie comes face to face with Blake Harton Junior, she’s taken aback by his good humor and charm, not to mention his looks. If they’d met under different circumstances, she might even find him attractive… But there’s no hiding the fact he’s representing her murderous husband and the charismatic lawyer intends to do everything in his power to set her ex free… How can she fall for a man who thinks it’s acceptable for a child murderer to go unpunished?
About the Author
Chris Taylor grew up on a farm in north-west New South Wales, Australia. She always had a thirst for stories and recalls writing her first book at the ripe old age of eight. Always a lover of romance and happily-ever-afters, a career in criminal law sparked her interest in intrigue and suspense. For Chris to be able to combine romance with suspense in her books is a dream come true.
Chris is married to Linden and is the mother of five children. If not behind her computer, you can find her doing the school run, taxiing children to swimming lessons, football, ballet and cricket. In her spare time, Chris loves to read her favorite authors who include Richard North Patterson, Sandra Brown, Kathleen E Woodiwiss and Jude Devereaux.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved At the Hand of Her Father, however, the only problem I have with this book I finished it too quickly. I like the way Chris Taylor portrays her characters and intertwines characters from other books in the series, for example, Ben Fitzgerald. I learn by reading At the Hand of Her Father about court procedures and selecting jurors. Also, by reading At the Hand of Her Father, it started me thinking about the consequences for everyone involved in a custody battle. I like the way Chris Taylor describe to the readers of At the Hand of Her Father that the outcome of the court case has no winners. At the Hand of Her Father, the readers will need to have a box of tissues close to your chair. Also, readers of At the Hand of Her Father will learn about the condition called a dissociative state and the consequences of this mental illness on the suffer and the people around them. The readers of At the Hand of Her Father will love the ending of this book. I recommend this book.