Book Review: Indefensible by: Pamela Callow



Rating:
5/5

Publisher:
Mira

Publish Date:
December 28, 2010

Origins:
Purchased

Format:
Mass Market Paperback

Order From: 
Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:
When Elise Vanderzell plummets from her bedroom balcony one gorgeous summer night, her children awaken to a nightmare.

THEIR MOTHER IS DEAD.

THEIR FATHER IS CHARGED WITH HER MURDER.

Lawyer Kate Lange knows all about nightmares. She's survived the darkest period of her troubled life and the wounds are still raw. Now she's being handed a case that seems utterly unwinnable: defending her boss, high-profile lawyer Randall Barrett. A prosecutor's dream suspect, Randall is a man who was cuckolded by his ex-wife. A man who could not control his temper. A man who had argued bitterly with the victim the previous day in full view of the children.

With limited criminal law experience, Kate finds herself enmeshed in a family fractured by doubt. Randall's teenage son is intent on killing him. His daughter wants only to feel safe again. And the entire legal community would like nothing better than to see Randall receive a public comeuppance. As Kate races to stay a step ahead of the prosecution, a silent predator is waiting for the perfect time to deal the final blow. 

Review: Kate Lange is still recovering from the events that transpired in Damaged, living with nightmares and insomnia when she finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation. Her boss, Randall Barrett, is suspected of murdering his ex-wife, Elise, in the middle of the night. Kate is shocked because she had just seen the woman and her children earlier in the day - not that she knew who they were - taking their stuff into a house down the street. Once Barrett is arrested, he hires Kate to defend him even though she hasn't ever practiced criminal law. She's up against the investigative smarts of her ex-fiance, but there might be something they're both missing. And the missing information might just save a life...

I enjoyed Damaged greatly and Indefensible is even better! Kate Lange is back -  and finding herself once again in a situation she's not sure she can make it out of intact. I love Kate's character because she's so real - strong, yet vulnerable - and doesn't let anything get in her way of finding out the truth. No matter what it takes.  Ms. Callow has a genuine hit on her hands with Kate Lange!! I had a hard time putting the book down to get anything else done - very engrossing and fast-paced. The action, suspense, and strong plot makes this story a tight thriller that will keep you coming back for more.

Kate Lange Series: Damaged (1), Indefensible (2), Tattooed (3) 

3 comments:

  1. Dear Star,

    Thank you for the wonderful review of INDEFENSIBLE. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it so much!

    Pam Callow

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  2. Dear Pam,

    You're very welcome! I can't wait for the next book :-)

    -Star

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  3. Criminal law - fascinating. Here's my crime ficiton book review and giveaway: Delirious

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