[Nothing but the Truth] E–pub ¼ John Lescroart

The Curious Cases of Cyriack Skinner Grey fJohn Lescroart weaves taut legal thrillers and this book is particularly good It starts off with the disappearance of Dismas Hardy s wife Frannie She doesn t pick the kids uprom and the worrying begins In out she was subpoenaed to appear in ront of the grand jury and is being held in contempt or refusing to reveal a conversation she had with her riend Ron whose wife Brea was just murdered Frannie also angers the judge who adds time to her contempt sentence Dismas an attorney must ind Brea s killer before the grand jury reconvenes on Tuesday becasue Frannie still refuses to reveal her conversation So rushing against the clock he must unravel the complicated lives of Brea and Ron to get to ind Brea s killer The only law in this book is that the original detective assigned to investigate Brea s murder is killed but there was no investigation into his death THAT JUST WOULD NOT HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE BUT just would not happen in real life But is worth putting that aside to read a very interesting well thought mystery that had me guessing until teh end I really have been enjoying this series so ar The writing is straightforward and there s a good balance of well thought out plots and believable engaging characters The author is obviously amiliar with the intricacies of bureaucratic BS he integrates it so well into his stories That being said I thought that this sixth entry in the series was not yes i am a an i hope eventually to read all the books in this series this one goes back to before abe glitsky was remarried it was great as usual but i started getting a little bogged down in the legal part toward the end dismas hardy s wife No Strings Attached frannie comes off being rather strange at times especially when she battles the judge and lands in jailor several days still it is terrific to see the team dismas and abe working together BoyyyyyyyyyyyThe wife of Dismas Hardy was STRAIGHT TRIPPIN in this book JUST WILDIN I won t spoil it Fancy Strut for you but be preparedor your anger. When San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy gets a call saying his wife never picked the kids up rom school he's worried Frannie's a great mother Turns out there's a good explanation she's in jail Unbeknownst. ,

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S a book in a series and I know this review isn t very helpful when I touch on a book out of seuence but I just couldn *T HELP RECOMMENDING IT IF YOU *help recommending it If you Michael Connelly s attorney who works out of his limousine or some of the exciting trial work of John Grisham s protagonists you shouldn t pass this one up The crooked situations remind me of Chicago than San Francisco but politics is of course politics There was a "lot to like in this book There were twists and turns that " to like in this book There were twists and turns that me guessing until the end And best of all I loved the Perry Mason moment at the end The only thing that bothered me was the angst between Hardy and his wife Maybe by the time I get the to end of the series I will enjoy Dismas and Frannie and all their Unbreathed Memories family melodrama And maybe not I listened to this as an audio book It was long and involved but I think I was able to understand it much better in a spokenormat than reading it and ollowing all the convolutionsInterestingly the tone of voice the reader used or Frannie Hardy made me dislike her uite a bit She came across as whiny and insincere The overreaction to her our days in jail by her husband and everybody else seemed a bit much I got to the point I wanted to just slap them all silly or the lack of sleeping and eating going on Do people really go A Sally Lockhart Mystery 2 four days without eating and sleeping in real lifeI m sure that a lot of research into the law went into the writing of this book and legal minds have a lot to bite into when reading it Iound that while a good book I just wanted it to be OVER AS I FELT I WANTED TO MOVE ON as I I Love My Dad felt I wanted to move on it was only halfwayinishedI gave it All about Us four stars because it was well done in its entirety However if you re listening to this one plan on a long visit This was a great courtroom mystery action whodunit love story make you thinkunny and suspenseful story It was great and it appears I stepped into a series so I am going to have to read of these I recommend it if you like stuff like this. Ck and ind a culprit all the while wondering Why would his wife go to jail to protect another man Who really killed Bree Beaumont and why He's looking or the truth But he's not uite sure he wants to ind. ,

Nothing but the TruthAnd gnashing of teeth to be VERY prevalent emotions the story progresses It kept me engaged though Soooo Job WellBuy It Read job wellBuy it read and Interesting or Hardy s legal grandstanding at the end and his Handbags and Gladrags family difficulties Another winner by John Lescroart Lots of interaction between Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitzky which is always entertaining This one had a lot going on aew surprises and lots of generally good reading or in my case listening By the way the narrator of these audiobooks is very good in my opinion so if you want to try an audiobook you can t go wrong with one in this seriesSometimes I An Egg-cellent Easter! (Barbie) feel a bit guilty reading his books because soar they all seem to have a happy ending The good guys win the bad guys lose It makes things a little predictable but I don t know if that s really a bad thing if the story is entertaining It doesn t matter I m going to keep reading his books and enjoying them even if they aren t ine literature whatever that is There are some prolific authors that ail to engage me because of the perceived style of writing Lescroart s oeuvre seemed to consist of lengthy books that seemed overly predictable If my Wish Upon a Wedding first experience with his writing is any indication boy did I get a wrong number Nothing But The Truth is both a criminal trial novel about an attorney something I very much enjoy when it is done well and despise when it is done poorly and a mystery thriller It starts off with the attorney s very responsible wife going missing and itinishes with a wild lourish of conspiratorial activity It is a combination political potboiler crime thriller and courtroom maneuvering tour de orce I can T Believe I Ve Passed believe I ve passed author up in my previous efforts at escapism The novel is longer than most thrillers but it reads like a typical novel I read it in one round trip train ride to Chicago plus a couple of hours at home that evening Rarely do I Renovations: A Father and Son Rebuild a House and Rediscover Each Other finish my train reading at home It was that good I know that this To her husband Frannie has just appeared before a grand jury and refused to share a crucial piece of information about herriend Ron who's accused of killing his wife Now it's up to Dismas to race the clo.