The Ophelia Cut: A Novel by John Lescroart$11.89 for kindle on Amazon
WHEN A BRUTAL RAPIST IS MURDERED, A LOVING FATHER STANDS ACCUSED OF THE CRIME. DEFENSE ATTORNEY DISMAS HARDY MUST DEFEND HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW AND OLD FRIEND MOSES McGUIRE IN A THRILLING CASE THAT HITS FAR TOO CLOSE TO HOME.The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart
Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful twenty-three-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped.
Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law. Making things even more complicated, McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues’ careers.
As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Dismas Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurors—until, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, Hardy sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?
For the first time since 2009, Dismas Hardy, the author’s most beloved protagonist, returns in a masterful novel that showcases Lescroart’s extraordinary story-telling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Thankfully I was given this book in exchange for a review. If I had paid the $11 they are asking for it, I would be throwing a fit. Now, having said that, I have not read anything else by this author, but from what I gather or have heard, he's decent and can write. Not this time. As if trying to be the next John Grisham, he has fallen flat on his face. The blurb says nail biting suspense... No, not at all.
This book is slow, boring and completely bogged down with crap. The premise seemed great at first. I couldn't wait to read it. But pages of pages of repetitive who dun-nit and legal explanation left me wishing I didn't have to finish. If it were cleaned up, I.E. a content editor goes through and cuts half the worthless book out, it COULD be good. You could greatly tell the authors hesitation in writing this book. With each new sentence and paragraph, it goes from flowing, to drawn out and boring again, as if unsure of what they were doing. I really don't think the author put much hard work into the book and too much was left unresolved. For a book I couldn't wait to read, it left me feeling like I just wasted two days.
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