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by K. J. McGillick
Series: A Conspiracy of Betrayal #1
Publisher: K. J. McGillick
Release Date: January 26, 2020
A Web of Deception.
Kate O’Brien is pure dedication. This feisty, no nonsense attorney works herself to the bone every day, tirelessly building her reputation and career. She is a legal star. That is until her law partner, Bill Brown, a criminal defense attorney, achieves a degree of notoriety which attracts the interest of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
When the unimaginable happens, Bill is arrested and charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking and money laundering. As a new client’s case demands attention, Kate must step up to defend a woman accused of murder. Who is this high-priced escort the police believe killed her wealthy benefactor in an alcohol-fueled rage? Nothing is what it seems.
What Kate uncovers is her client and Bill are criminal conspirators playing a game where there are no rules. As she digs deeper, Kate is blind sighted by what she discovers. Bill has implicated her in his crimes and sets a plan in motion making her a target of retribution. All she can do is wait. Tick Tock.
A fast-paced legal thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. Suspenseful crime fiction with twists and turns throughout this masterfully plotted novel keeps you on the edge of your seat. It may be read as a standalone and serves as the first book in the series, A Conspiracy of Betrayal.
K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right?
As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and K. J. McGillick for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
It is so exciting to be able to read another series from McGillick, and to be able to start this journey from the beginning. McGillick has proven to be a strong thriller novelist, and one of my favorite thriller authors to date so I was not surprised with my final thoughts on this novel.
In this book, we are introduced to the main character of Kate O’Brien, an attorney that has a very strong sense of justice. Almost to the point that she could be seen as too trusting of the justice system being followed correctly and fairly. Her work ethic is stellar and there is no doubt that Kate knows what she is doing when she is in and out of that courtroom.
However, things start to change in her life when one of her law partners Bill Brown is arrested and found out to be a corrupt attorney. Sure, that may sound like something that isn’t surprising in this day and age, but it rocks Kate’s world and threatens her stability at her law firm. With one attorney gone crooked, who’s to say that the others in the firm are still on the straight and narrow?
Not only that, but there are things that Kate ends up finding out that could eventually threaten her life and safety, and she now has to figure out how to save herself from this information. For someone that believes in the justice system so strongly, how will she able to get herself out of the set up that Bill created to have her as his scapegoat? Will the justice system be able to live up to her expectations and find her innocent?
Kate’s character is one that I was worried about throughout the entire novel. The pacing was perfect, and it kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire reading experience. I’m curious to see how the events of this novel will develop for Kate’s character in future novels, and whether or not this experience will have some sort of damaging effect on her psyche. I may not be strong as she is, so we will have to see.