Attorney Tal Jackson has returned to her hometown determined to give up practice after a major defeat in her last defense. But a local judge demands she defend Crystal Walker, whom she hasn’t seen since childhood and who is accused of murdering one of the town’s wealthy locals.
The strength of this first book was the depiction of the locale. The characters, particularly Tal, June and Henry had some interesting points but could have been much stronger. A major weakness was that I figured out the killer relatively early on. But, I didn’t figure out the motive, so a definite point there. Overall, it was a good first book but I'll hope to see great improvement with the second book.