About to lose the law office his father started, Ian Wells is desperate to find a way to hang on. Additionally, he is the main caretaker, and financial provider for his Alzheimer’s stricken mom. His “friend,” Brook, wants to know why he has never taken their relationship to the next level—actual dating, perhaps with marriage in the future. Unknown to Brook, Ian has never had the courage to ask her. Suddenly, work on an unusual trust case falls into his lap. Even though this is outside the type of work he likes to do, he changes his mind when he is offered $250,000.00, more than ten times the normal fee.
As Ian starts this work, he becomes suspicious about the source of the money. At first, he doesn’t want to dig too deep because the extra money could do his law practice, and his mom, a lot of good. But as time goes on, he discovers many skeletons in his client’s closets, and shockingly, in his own. Then he realizes he is being framed as the fall guy for a big crime. He doesn’t know who to trust, or how to get out of the horrible mess he finds himself in.I love mysteries and thrillers, especially legal ones. The author did a great job not giving the ending away, so the “one who did it” was unexpected, and he crafted a good story line. Despite this book being published by a Christian publisher, there wasn’t a faith message, or a Christian character in the story. Wonderfully, this is a clean tale, with no sex or profanity, along with lots of interesting characters. You will experience lots of twists and turns in this four-star book, and most likely, you will get a surprise ending.
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