This Time Justice
Hotshot jury consultant Gillian Dohr views the world in shades of gray, believing even the most damning evidence might convict the wrong person. Friends and enemies alike call her The Oracle because she always picks the right jurors to keep her clients from being convicted – until a man she helps set free goes on a killing spree. Three guilt-wracked years later, Gillian is finally ready to leave the solitude of her Wyoming ranch and get back into the game. But fear of making a mistake haunts her. So does an NYPD detective who’s as dangerous to her heart as the killer he’s after.
NYPD Detective Samson Brankowski views the world in black and white, good vs. bad. If you do the crime, you do the time. He considers Gillian a get out of jail free card for criminals. So when fate forces them to work together to prevent a massacre on the subway, it’s the beginning of a love-hate relationship, one with deadly consequences as Gillian uses her people reading skills and Sam his cop instincts to catch a vicious killer stalking Manhattan. (Goodreads)
The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. The main characters, as well as the secondary ones, are all an integral part of this amazing book.
Gillian is good at her job as a “people watcher” and that ability makes her a good jury consultant. Until the day that she helped set a murderer free and he went on another killing spree. Gillian has been beating herself up and is unable to forgive herself for that and the police cannot forgive her either. She had left her job but has come back out of retirement at the insistence of a friend. Now she finds herself in the middle of an “explosive” situation and she is not sure that she can trust her instincts anymore.
Sam is a no-nonsense guy, who happens to be a very good policeman. He is willing to do whatever it takes to catch the bad guy and keep the public safe. When he unexpectedly meets Gillian and learns who she is, he struggles to be civil to her and reluctantly agrees to work with her to catch the bomber. But the more he gets to know Gillian, the more he sees that she is a complex person and not what he expected. He finds that he cares about her more than he should, and wants to get to know her better (at least most of the time) . They will have to work together if they want to catch the bomber and save many lives.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in creating tension and suspense with the written word. The book starts off with a “bang”, literally, and the action never stops. There are so many twists and turns that at times I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride. There were a few jaw-dropping moments for me while reading and I loved that. This Time Justice is an “I will just read one more chapter” books that you end up reading late into the night because you have to see what is going to happen next.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well blended mystery/suspense/ romance read. This is one of those rare books where I would rate it more than 5 stars if I could. I cannot believe this is the author’s debut novel, and I think she has a bright writing future ahead of her. I will be following her author’s page so I will know when she releases her next book. I cannot wait to read it.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.