Friday, December 3, 2010

Law of Attraction

Law of Attraction
by Allison Leotta

From the book: As a newly minted Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., Anna Curtis has already developed thick skin to deal with the brutality she encounters with her daily stack of domestic violence cases. Yet when Laprea Johnson walks into Anna's life - battered by her boyfriend on the morning after Valentine's Day - there's something about this particular case that Anna can't quite shake, something that reminds the prosecutor of her own troubled past.

At the trial, Laprea makes a last-minute reversal, lying on the witness stand to free her boyfriend. Shortly after he is freed, Anna is horrified to hear that Laprea's body has been found in a trash heap. Hastily assigned to prosecute the murder case alongside intimidating chief homicide prosecutor Jack Bailey, Anna's heart sinks when she learns that her own boyfriend, public defender Nick Wagner, is representing the accused.

Torn between bringing the killer to justice and saving her personal life, Anna makes a series of choices that jeopardizes her career, her relationships, and her very life as she uncovers the shocking truth behind the murder.

Weaving expert knowledge with deft story-telling, federal sex-crimes prosecutor and Harvard Law School graduate Allison Leotta takes readers on a thrilling ride through D.C.'s criminal justice system. From the back rooms of the U.S. Attorney's Office and the flirtations and machinations of Washington's Ivy League lawyers to the struggles of its poorest citizens on the gritty streets of Anacostia, Law of Attraction is a gripping debut from an exciting new talent.
-Taken from the back of the book-

From me:
Law of Attraction was fantastic! Can I be daring enough to call her the female John Grisham? I think so! Not only does Allison make attorney's offices, paperwork and courtroom drama interesting, she manages to add in the romance every woman craves and a fantastic mystery to boot!

When I wasn't reading this book all I could think about was getting back to it and when I was reading it, my poor children were left to their own devices (always the sign of a good book in this household). Law of Attraction is both thrilling and gripping and if you don't read it, you're missing out!

My Rating: 5 out of 5!

Thanks to PTA for offering me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


Odie Langley said...

OK, you convinced me and I will check it out. Seems great.