Flat Lake in Winter

Flat Lake in Winter

by Joseph T. Klempner

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Flat Lake in Winter by Joseph T. Klempner

Chosen as recommended summer reading by The New York Times Book Review.

Deep in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains sits a mansion, its image reflected perfectly on the still water of Flat Lake. Inside that estate are the savagely murdered bodies of a wealthy elderly couple.

All evidence points to Jonathan - their mentally handicapped twenty-eight-year-old grandson - but Matt Fielder, his appointed defense lawyer, isn't convinced. While Fielder is pretty sure Jonathan committed the killings, Jonathan's childlike understanding of the world renders it nearly impossible for him to have done it out of greed or malice. Now Fielder must fight the prosecution's campaign for the death penalty, but as he scours Jonathan's past for anything that will help their case, he uncovers a cache of dark family secrets that turn the case in a shocking and unexpected new direction.

When his first novel, Felony Murder, was published, Publishers Weekly called Klempner "a writer to watch." Now, Klempner is better than ever - that rare novelist with both an insider's knowledge of the world he writes about, and a talent for intelligent, compelling storytelling.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157823078
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 12,427
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Joseph T. Klempner is a mystery writer who learned about the seedy side of life as a former undercover agent for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (now the Drug Enforcement Agency) and later as a defense attorney fighting injustice in New York City criminal courtrooms. He is the author of Felony Murder, Flat Lake in Winter, and Fogbound.

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Flat Lake in Winter 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The end is unexpected which is a great thing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A man who is but a boy in his mind is accused of murdering his grandparents. The problem is he does not remember doing it. He is mentally challenged. His attorney, Matt Fielding, happens to be a pit bull when comes to questions and evidence. Over the course of removing the death penalty ftom this case he happens upon info the suggests that his clent did not commit the gruesome murders. Difficult to put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! Really enjoyed the twists & turns of the plot as the story continue. Will be watching for more reading from this author!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As so often happens in a mystery with a complicated plot, the characters in this story aren't entirely convincing. However, this is a story that entertains and should hold your interest throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story about the process of a death penalty defense. Descriptions of the locale made me want to visit upstate New York....in the summer or early fall!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It was suspenseful and crafted by a clever wordsmith. I laughed out loud a couple of times and wished that I had someone nearby to read aloud the paragraph. I bought more of Klempner's books based on my enjoyment of Winter at Flat Lake.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story and the characters were interesting. The plot was well thought out and it kept me guessing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read ... couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After the first part with all the useless details i really enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my usual kind of book. But a very good read. Makes you think and feel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is based on many things but I found it neat for its wild way of how its has many different characters and moods in the book. YOu just don't find many things like in all kinds of books. It changed my perspective really on how to be a some what judgemental person and how I should use judgemnt for now on towards others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good characters. Good plot. Writer can jump start characters sometimes .such as , how fast can someone fall in love ? Perhaps more time should have been taken to develop relationships. ...mlc