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 been 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 teenaged 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–and this time his victim is Randall’s own daughter.
WHAT I THOUGHT
Pamela Callow has done it again is what I thought!
I am very grateful to Callow for introducing me to one of my now favourite characters in Kate Lange. The first time we met was when I was reading Damaged and Kate is back in Indefensible.
Previously in Damaged Kate had to contend with the Body Butcher – one would have thought that was enough excitement for a lifetime. Well, Kate being Kate, she doesn’t back down from a fight and in Indefensible she is representing her boss Randall Barrett for the murder of his ex-wife. Kate is on edge – will she be pushed over this time? I say read the book and find out.
For all intents and purposes it seems like a pretty closed case, the evidence points to Randall murdering his ex-wife and Kate is left wondering if she even knows this man, which leads to her questioning her ability as a lawyer. There certainly doesn’t seem to be much support for Randall, especially from his son who wants to kill him – not exactly how you want your son feeling. Randall is not only fighting for his freedom, he is fighting for his family, for their future as a family.
And just for good measure, as if Kate doesn’t have enough on her plate, there is Ethan, her detective ex-fiancé, who would gladly put Randall away and smile while he threw away the key. Plus, other characters who add to Kate’s edginess and make for a great read.
Indefensible is as page-turning as its predecessor Damaged. There is the main story with the main players and then sub-stories with other characters, somehow all entwined and part of Kate’s story and I love this, it’s definitely enough to keep you entertained.
All in all, I feel like I am now invested in Kate having read two books where she is the main character and I will definitely keep my eyes open for the third book.
Many thanks to Pamela Callow for providing me with a copy of Indefensible – thanks, Pamela!
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