Not everyone can get justice the traditional way—that’s where Estlyn Collins comes in. A young lawyer in Santa Monica, her "legal" service, After Twelve, works outside the courtroom to tip the scales when the justice system has failed.
For a price.
Thanks to her powerful underground network, Estlyn's success rate is stellar, and her inbox stays filled with inquires from the desperate and vengeful. But when one of those names is a ghost from her past seeking vengeance against her, she’s shaken to her core. Off balance and scared to be alone, she makes an impulsive move for a guy. He’s a complication she doesn’t have time for, but it turns out he may also be an unlikely—if unwitting—asset.
Treading the rapidly thinning line between personal and professional, Estlyn pursues her target while outrunning the one on her own back—only to find she may be running into a lot more than she bargained for.
IF SHE WERE BLIND is the first book in the engaging New Adult series AFTER TWELVE by author Laney Wylde. Perfect for fans of THE HATE YOU GIVE by Angie Thomas, and television shows like REVENGE, SCANDAL, and VERONICA MARS, the AFTER TWELVE Series is a gritty social-issue drama that delivers steamy romance, intrigue, and the most bittersweet revenge plots. Estlyn's determination to right every wrong is sure to quench your thirst for justice, yet leave you wanting more.
About the Author
Laney Wylde is enamored with all things southern California––the traffic, smog, surprise earthquakes, and nonindigenous palm trees. Consequently, it’s the landscape her strong and sometimes lovable female leads paint their stories on. Her New Adult novels Never Touched and the After Twelve series are bright with provocative themes, steamy romance, and inappropriately timed humor. When Laney isn’t writing, she’s singing Taylor Swift with her little boy or asking her husband not to tell her about his work as a surgical resident while she’s eating. She daydreams about using her math degree to get into law school, then realizes that would be too much work and that she should just play pretend court on paper instead. While she loves a good book, nothing beats 30 Rock with a bag of popcorn and M&Ms.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It isn't often in my line of work that I get the opportunity these days to enjoy the debut work of an up-and-coming author. Thankfully life slowed down a bit to give me the incredible chance to devour IF SHE WERE BLIND and, boy howdy. I couldn't have been more impressed. From the word go, Wylde astounds and delivers with one heck of a plot. When Estlyn Collins unique legal career is pushed to the limits, she must fight her heart and mind to come to a decision that will solve the crime and keep her heart safe. But what does that mean? Great question. This series fits into so many categories that Im really not comfortable putting it anywhere but on its' own. And truly, it does stand on its' own. Ignore the comparisions, if you love a good mystery, crime-stopping, high octane, laugh-out-loud good time with just a little bit of romance, this is the series for you! IFWB has a very episodic-feel to it which will leave readers begging for more and more. Thankfully we wont have too long to wait with book two releasing later this year. I know this reader will be comping at the bit for his copy. As per the writing, Wylde delivers with fun prose and some of the most original executions I have seen in some time. Wylde is a much-needed breath of fresh air in a long-stale medium. I am so excited to see where she goes with this series. This is one new author you're gong to want to keep a very close eye on! A read that will leave you cheering for all the right reasons. Angst, grit, passion, and some all-to-poignant feels, Wylde has read the social landscape of our contemporary world and delivered a story sure to impress any who take the plunge. If you're looking for a story that packs a punch without all the gore, drama, and monotony that can bog down a good mystery, you'll love ISWB! Hold on tight, you're in for a WYLDE ride! I will say that in some aspects I believe the story to have a dated aspect with the multiple alusions to current events, but I definitely think with a developing story we could see a lot of awesome things come from Estlyn and her adventures with AFTER TWELVE. With such a large cast of characters and a whole world to discover, fans will clamour for IF SHE WERE BLIND. It was definitely a five-star read from me and I can't wait to follow the career of debut author Laney Wylde. Add this one to your TBR today!