PLOT OR PREMISE
Megan McGee is a 30-something lawyer facing a quiet Christmas with her dog when a new crying client Bonnie Cantrell comes asking for a restraining order.
WHAT I LIKED
The restraining order is against an abusive ex, Carl, who’s also an ex-cop, and Bonnie is worried for the safety of not only herself but also her son and her new lover. The story starts as a simple textbook case, but starts to morph as it becomes evident that while Carl is unhinged, perhaps Bonnie isn’t telling the whole truth.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
A thread of Christmas presents runs through the story showing that sometimes little miracles do happen, but it’s rather cliché.
THE BOTTOM LINE / TWEET
Surprisingly light story given the dark nature of the case
Legend: 1/5 Finished 2/5 Not bad 3/5 Good 4/5 Enjoyable 5/5 Excellent
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media.
- Year of Release: 1998
- Publisher: Ballantine Books
- ISBN/ASIN: 978-0345428103
- Series: Stand-alone
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