Item description for Self Incrimination by Randy Singer...
Overview When Murder Is the Only Option Tara Bannister's abusive stepfather finally pushed her too far. To save herself she had to kill him. Or did she? As Tara's self-defense claim crumbles, attorney Leslie Conners must overcome more than first trial jitters to mount a credible defense. Leslie must save Tara's life...against her client's will. Can a Lawyer Save a Client from Herself? Defense attorneys expect to catch their clients lying. It's part of the game. But nothing in law school prepared Leslie for this. Tara's confession doesn't add up, and the reason may be more shocking than the crime itself. In the midst of this taxing case, Leslie's wedding plans to law partner Brad Carson are interrupted by devastating news: she suffers from a dangerous rare heart condition. Does she dare tell Brad? Before the final gavel falls, Leslie must confront the truth about herself and her mysterious client, or the darkness of the past will swallow them both.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.3" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2005
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1578567777 ISBN13 9781578567775
Availability 0 units.
More About Randy Singer
Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author and veteran trial attorney. He was recently a finalist with John Grisham and Michael Connelly for the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal. Randy and his wife, Rhonda, have two grown children and live in Virginia Beach.
Randy D. Singer currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Self Incrimination?
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome Sep 2, 2008
This is probably my favorite Randy Singer book thus far. I couldn't put it down. I took it to the beach on our vacation and finished it in a day. The storyline was terrific and the characters are so real. A great follow up to Directed Verdict.
A Great Book Oct 1, 2007
It is rare I can not walk away from a book. But this one was one that could not be put down until finished.
Can't Get Into the First Person Sep 7, 2007
I gave this book four stars because I enjoyed Singer's other books. Unfortunately, this one is difficult for me to get into for a couple of reasons. One, it is written in the first person. I have a hard time reading a book in the first person. Second, it is written from a woman's perspective -- I don't have a problem with that except, as a man, it is not easy to identify with the character.
Therefore, I would caution readers who are looking for a story from Singer that is captivating like his other books.
entertaining but comfortable Sep 6, 2007
Randy SInger provides enteratining Christian legal thrillers, without the tawdry and sick material that permeates regurlar ficiton in this genre. I would recommend his novels to anyoen who likes legal trhillers, butis tired of the mainstream downward spiral into the evermoe disgusting.
A great legal thriller Aug 3, 2007
Randy Singer's SELF INCRIMINATION is a riveting Christian legal thriller. The haunting prologue opens with Trish Bannister getting abused by her husband. The novel moves forward a few months and reveals that James Bannister is dead and that his step-daughter Tara shot him in self-defense. Or did she? Attorney Leslie Connors works for Brad Carson, he is her fiance and busy working on another case. Leslie gets the responsibility of representing Tara at trial. Right away, there are problems with Tara's story. Sure, she had bruises on her, but the scientic evidince points to premeditation, not self-defense.
The is my first Singer novel, and won't be my last. I found this novel to be perhaps a bit too long, but that is because it needed room to juggle all the plots. Brad is suing the makers of a reality TV show. Leslie is trying to plan a wedding, and also finds out she has a life-threatening heart condition. The district attorney may have something to hide. Throw in insurance fraud, sexual abuse and Leslie's curiousity about Christianity, and you have a lot to cover. While I think the novel could have been better if it had been about 50 pages shorter, I give credit for Singer for tying up every lose end and also making every plot thread, however minor, turn outto be significant at the end.
I also give kudos to Singer for writing the entire novel except the prologue in 1st person present. You don't see that often, and it takes some getting used to, but it worked. Also, he wrote it from Leslie's point of view. I'm a man, so I don't know how successful he was, but I sure found some of the wedding talk to be cringe inducing, exactly as it should be when a guy hears a woman planning her wedding.
Christians who love Grisham, Finder, Turow or Coben will enjoy this novel. Singer takes a lot on on SELF INCRIMINATION, but he delivers. I look forward to reading more books by this talented writer.