Matt, a former lawyer, is persuaded out of retirement to defend his girlfriend's aunt Esther on a murder charge. This book is an excellent read. I haven't read any other books in this series bit I'm guessing that's just the personality he's developed in the series. Matt is a retired lawyer who has found the spice of life as a beach bum. Esther sees the published novel and accuses the author's friend of having slipped her a copy.
Her aunt Esther Higgins h Vindication A Matt Royal Mystery by H. Her aunt Esther Higgins h Vindication A Matt Royal Mystery by H. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Although this is a later title in an ongoing series, it was easy to follow and appreciate interactions between the characters. Vindication was a perfectly adequate novel, but it was just that. Vindication rates 4 stars from me only because I reserve 5 stars for books which I feel could become classics. Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? He and his wife, Jean, divide their time between Longboat Key, Florida, and Maitland, Florida.
The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades. Additionally, the sentences were often too short which gave a staccato and flat feel to the story. Jock Algren arrives with his special skill set to expose the real murderer and free Aunt Esther, but to no avail. The third person sections provide needed background and views of events from other perspectives. She then takes a leave of absence from her job and goes to The Villages masquerading as someone's niece to assist Matt in uncovering the real killer, assuming that Esther is innocent. The story verges on cozy territory except that there's some very nice courtroom maneuvering and, well, then there's Jock. Jock Algren arrives with his special skill set to expose the real murderer and free Aunt Esther, but to no avail.
Imagine her surprise when the murdered woman steals the novel and it becomes an immediate bestseller! My first impression was that the book is gorgeously written. I love thriller authors who live what they write about. Description Premier adult community with everything you could possibly want, need, or dream of doing in your retirement years is just a golf cart ride away--now the scene of a murder In this John Grisham style mystery, Matt Royal, the retired lawyer-turned-beach-bum is called back into the courtroom to defend his girlfriend J. The boy is dead but the girl is alive. Too bad there's no pictures, I'd love to see an interpretation of J. I would like to thank NetGalley, Oceanview Publishing and the author H.
For Detective Kim Stone every detail of the scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived in the same tower block 30 years ago. My only complaints would be a certain amount of repetition - we heard about the time of the year after the snowbirds had gone home at least three times - and an inability on the part of the editor to distinguish between principal and principle. There are a lot of red herrings and secrets from the past are unearthed. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. I thoroughly enjoyed the rapport between Matt, his girlfriend J.
And there are people who aren't who people believe they are. As pressure at work mounts, Lindsay must rely on her husband, Joe, to support her at home. Led by 10 angelic Heralds and 10 orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won or so the legends say. Aunt Esther lives in a retirement community in Florida. I have read some of his earlier books and found all of them to be engaging, filled with twists and turns and surprising endings.
I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. Edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner,Thrillers: 100 Must- Reads examines 100 seminal works of suspense. I li Matt Royal is a retired lawyer-turned-beach-bum is called back to the courtroom to defend his girlfriend, J. Helping his girlfriend's aunt to get out of a tight place is what he does for the whole book. Even though the outcome was never seriously in doubt there were a few curve balls thrown into the mix to maintain full interest right up until the real murderer was named. The novel is written in a lyrical yet laid back style.