Saturday, April 7, 2012

Speak Up Saturday Book Review + GIVEAWAY!–The Last Plea Bargain

Speak Up Saturday
The Last Plea Bargain
From the publisher:
Plea bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brock, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her three years as assistant DA, she’s never plea-bargained a case and vows she never will. But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. One by one, prisoners begin rejecting deals. Prosecutors are overwhelmed, and felons start walking free on technicalities. To break the logjam and convict her nemesis, Jamie must violate every principle that has guided her young career. But she has little choice. To convict the devil, sometimes you have to cut a deal with one of his demons.
I have to be honest. This is the first legal drama/thriller that I’ve ever read. It might be a new favorite genre. That is, as long as they flow like this one.
I really enjoyed this book. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy it. I tried reading another book of similar genre by another author, but that was over ten years ago, and it wasn’t nearly as engaging as this one.
The book flipped between first person narrative from the main character to third person for the supporting characters. Each character had a depth to them that I enjoyed. There were not too many characters either, so following each one was easy.
The plot was complex, yet not too complicated that I couldn’t easily follow it which is good because my reading time is now generally while I’m nursing the baby and referring the other two kids. This book had me staying up way too late though once I got into it. I think I read the last half in two days, much to the irritation of my husband who was trying to converse with me.
If you have read any other book reviews from me, you know that it’s the ending that will make or break a book for me. I can really enjoy the rest of it, but if I don’t like the ending, I will not read it again or recommend it to others. The ending of this one was great. It managed to surprise me, it was exciting, and it was thorough with all the ends being all tied up.
So, I would definitely recommend this book and I look forward to reading more of his books in the future!
You can read the 1st Chapter .PDF or go visit Randy’s website here.
And now for the giveaway…
You will be receiving a certificate for The Last Plea Bargain, which you can redeem at your local Christian bookstore or if no store is available, it can redeemed through Tyndale. All of the instructions appear on the back of the certificate. Along with the certificate, the winner will also receive a bookplate signed by Randy that can be put in your book once you get it.

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I Review For The Tyndale Blog Network
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this product through Tyndale Media Center Blog Network in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Brenda said...

found you through UBP party. I am not linked up since i have neglected my blog since 2009 and havent found motivation enough to start her back up :) i will be back :)

Renee G said...

If you haven't read A Discovery of Witches, it's well worth your time. A quite enjoyable read.

awhartness said...

The last book that I read was The Four Agreements.

A Dusty Frame said...

I actually just read another Randy Singer book--I just found him this year and really enjoy his writing!!

Thanks for entering me.
TOS Crew

Lisa said...

I am reading The Forgiven Duke.

helpful heather said...

I am reading Remington and The Mysterious Fedora by Chuck Waldron and it's super awesome! I wil be doing a giveaway for it on my site sometime this month!

momma8385 said...

Thank you for the chance to win with this great giveaway.
:) Jeanne

Crib Couture said...

The last thing I read was Cosmo. The last book I read was Adoption from the Inside out. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jenna Wood said...

I recommend you read the Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey!

Anja M. said...

The last book I read was Harry Potter.

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