Matt cannot refuse Abby’s pleas for help, despite having retired from the practice of law several years earlier. Now, he must face a hotshot prosecuting attorney with a record of twenty-two wins and zero losses in murder trials. As he begins to investigate, Matt finds that nothing is what it seems. Police, politicians, academics, real estate moguls, and other powerful forces are tied together in a cauldron of issues that Matt must untangle to get at the truth. Can he rekindle his legal skills and outwit the prosecution pitted against him? Matt knows he must, as the life of his friend hangs in the balance.
My review: Chasing Justice by H. Terrell Griffin (A Matt Royal Mystery)
I like Matt Royal. Chasing Justice has Matt going back to defend his good friend Police chief Bill Lester's wife Abby Lester from a murder charge. It reminds me of the Longboat Blues. Where is more a legal mystery case.
I loved the trial part of the book. I wanted to be there and watch him work and cheer him on. Wanted to boo the prosecutor too.
The suspense was good. Did not know who to trust till revealed. Matt tried to prove Abby innocent and try and figure out who the real murder was. Was Abby and Bill cheating on each other like some people believe.
J.D. also had a murder case working as a police detective. J.D. is a strong female character and has a good sense of humor. She hear
Some of the police and lawyers I found sad. There was also ones that I admired. Like any organization some good and others bad.
As other Matt Royal books there is lots of drinking and lots of bars that everyone goes to.
There is a lot of murder and attempted murder.
There are some good twists to the plot most came as a surprise and some you could guess were coming. I read it in one setting because I did not want to stop reading till I was down.
I will continue to look for more H. Terrell Griffin novels in the future.
I was given this ebook to read from Net Galley and Oceanview Publishing. In return I agreed to give a honest review of Chasing Justice.