Make Your Own Luck, a Remy Summer Woods mystery, is the unforgettable and moving novel of a young attorney who refuses to believe thirteen-year-old Bonita Pickney killed her father, Patrick Pickney, despite her insistence of guilt. Remy risks her relationship with her own father and her life to prove Bonita's innocence. Along with learning what really happened the night Patrick was murdered, Remy discovers hard truths about her family and herself.
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Make Your Own Luck, a Remy Summer Woods Mystery based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Look out lawyer-mystery lovers, there is a new name in town and it is NOT Grisham. Joanne Lewis's mystery, Make Your Own Luck, is the story of a Ft. Lauderdale lawyer trying to fight for her client, a 13-year old girl accused to killing her father, and trying to fight for her life. From the first page you are drawn into Remy Summer Woods life and can't stop turning pages until you find out what happens. Right up until the big reveal, I had no idea who the killer was and when I read it on the page I was shocked I hadn't seen it coming. As a lover of mysteries, it is a great feat to totally surprise the reader with the ending. Make Your Own Luck does this. It is a fast-paced mystery that digs deeper than just murder into the family bonds and trust issues the characters have. The back-drop of Ft. Lauderdale is expertly woven into the story making me miss the sun and white-sand beaches of the city. I look forward to many more Remy Summer Woods mysteries and hope this is the superb start of a long-lasting series. Victoria Allman
Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Remy Summer Woods is a practicing attorney with her father, Clarence Darrow Woods, in his prestigious Florida law firm. She'd much rather be an artist, studying in Rome, Italy, and so she paints in her law office when she can get a few moments together. However, Remy has a few serious issues to face. Her half-brother Carlos is drug-addicted. She has to defend Michael Sharpe who attended school with Remy and now admits a fondness for underage girls. And Clarence Woods announces to Remy that she is to move to Seattle to open his law firm that specializes in environmental cases. When Remy tells her father that she'd rather defend young teenager Bonita Pickney who has confessed to killing her own father, Clarence Woods fires her, and tells her to vacate her law firm-owned condominium. Then someone forces Remy off the road into canal waters and the car that someone uses is owned by her father's law firm. Police Officer Ronnie Diaz is really nice and her uncle Todd is really clever, but can they really help Remy out of this one? "Make Your Own Luck" is one thriller that readers will not want to miss. It is filled with action and suspense on every page. Remy, brother Carlos, Ronnie Diaz, Bonita Pickney, Uncle Todd, and all other characters are well-created and totally believable. The plot proceeds with hair-raising suspense and twists and turns everywhere which make it a first-rate mystery thriller. "Make Your Own Luck" should be on reading lists everywhere. It is one good read!