I enjoyed most of it, but there were parts that sucked, especially the middle part. Every person in the novel is conected to Hailey and has motive for murder. Skink- trust me, not him, though. Currently, he stays with his family near Philadelphia. William Lashner is my new favorite author.
Lashner has written two previous books about the same main character, a Jewish lawyer in Philadelphia who has some rigid Because I would rather read books than write Goodread reviews, I have a stack of books on the floor beside my table--books I have read bur not yet commented on. Unfortunately, not much other than the courtroom scenes occur in the Philadelphia area. You want comfort, stay in bed. In fact, Veritas seems to be full of passion, depth, and details. William Lashner is an American novelist who started as a trial lawyer. But things are not always what they seem.
Life of Haileys is nothing like ordinary. However, he often gets stuck with wrong people for all the wrong reasons. She reads as much, if not more, than I do, and it's not unusual for her to read 5-8 books a week. Very involved puzzles that keep your interest every page. However she runs, and she's clearly in trouble. Then as things reveal themselves, or are pried and hammer at. Another great read from William Lashner.
There is no longer flirtation in the air. Another outstanding entry in this series. He lives with his family outside of Philadelphia. I had about half a review typed, and then it disappeared. Was it a false projection of all his hopes and aspirations on a person ill equipped, no matter how lovely, to make those hopes and aspirations come true? He sets Guy up to be convicted of the murder because he has been involved with Hailey himself. Life of Haileys is nothing like ordinary.
This time his protagonist, Victor Carl, schemes to hang a murder charge on old classmate, while seemingly providing his defense. One thing leads to another, as they say … and in this case leads to Los Vegas and West Virginia as Victor searches for the truth with an unlikely companion. As Guy's murder trial heads toward its shattering conclusion, Victor must find the brutal truth before the mechanism of retribution he himself has set into motion falls like a hatchet, smack on his client's head. Guy had called and asked me to meet him, and here I am, forgetting to breathe, and I feel a love surging inside me. Victor really shows his soft side as he pushes for what is right for Daniel, including having his teeth fixed by Bob the dentist, which Bob nicely does for free. It's what hooked me into starting the book in the first place. The victim is Hailey Prouix, for whose love Guy had abandoned his children, his job, his wife, his life.
When Carl arrives at the house, he finds Guy sitting naked on the porch step in the pouring rain. But once Carl sets the machinery of retribution in motion, it may be impossible to stop it, even after his certainty begins to crack. I had asked Phil Skink, my private investigator, if he had any tips on staking out an apartment. Fairly by the numbers for the genre,but with well developed characters and a few well thought out twists. Now the hunt is on for the real killer, and the long winding trail takes Victor to a nursing home outside Las Vegas, and then to the West Virginia town where Hailey was raised and her high school sweetheart possibly murdered. Guy Forrest claims he has just found the body of his fiancé lying murdered in the house they shared. The plotting was solid if convoluted, the characters fascinating, and I really enjoyed Victor's voice throughout the narrative.
He is typically popular for writing the legal suspense series, Victor Carl. His books are more than just thrillers or mysteries. The plot is undermined by psychological insights which seem very intriguing. I was just the man for the job. The one factor that keeps Victor Carl going is his loyalty towards his clients, even if they are no more. His books often feature in the bestselling list of the New York Times. Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition.
This is an excellent audiobook. The reason is that Carl had a romantic relationship with the victim, and he wants to see the obvious culprit punished for the brutal crime. When old law school classmate Guy Forrest is accused of murdering his beautiful lover, Hailey Prouix, in their Main Line love nest, Carl agrees to represent him -- while keeping silent about his own prior romantic involvement with the victim, and his present determination to see that his client is punished for the brutal crime. I started early, well before old man dawn even put on his surgical socks, and so a small cup of coffee was simply not going to do it for me. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. He weaves an intricate story with details, characters, settings and surprises. Something big I said, and now I was paying for it.
Whenever we look in our lover's eyes, we see a reflection of the person we hope to become and that, I believed, was what Guy fell in love with. Not a big deal and possibly corrected between the advanced reading copy that I read and the final printing, but something some purists may find fault. Send an e-mail to site orderofbooks. To Guy Forrest, Hailey was more than a woman, more than a lover - she was his way out. He digs further into Hailey Prouix's past and discovers that nothing is as simple as it had seemed, especially the woman he thought he loved. Very minimal wear and tear. As Guy's murder trial heads toward its shattering conclusion, Victor must find the brutal truth before the mechanism of retribution he himself has set into motion falls like a hatchet, smack on his client's head.