This book was BRILLIANT. Fascinating. Captivating. Unputdownable. | BookishFirst

This book was BRILLIANT. Fascinating. Captivating. Unputdownable.

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This book was BRILLIANT. Fascinating. Captivating. Unputdownable.

I don’t read a lot of legal dramas/thrillers. But I will now. Especially if they are written by M. T. Edvardsson!

It’s not even easy to describe the genius behind this compelling murder mystery. A 32-year-old man is murdered. As far as potential suspects go - all signs point to Stella, just 18 years old. But how could it be Stella? Her mother is a respected attorney. Her father a pastor. Their family is picture perfect perfection…or does it only seem that way?

This is told in an unusual but intriguing 3-part structure that delves into the minds of not only Stella, but her mother and father as well. Just how many lies are being told? How many secrets does this family have hidden? And at what lengths would a family go to protect their own?!

Pure genius. One minute I loved every character and felt awful for their situation. The next minute, I distrusted every character and thought they all belonged in prison. The alternating points of view and how it see-saws between the present day trial and what happened that fateful night blend seamlessly, and it’s easy to question the motives of every major player. The narrative is so twisted, you find the characters questioning each other as well, as they begin self-assessing their own devotion to family and faith.