Tobias Butler has been sitting on death row since being sentenced for a gruesome murder in 2007. Bored out of his mind, he decides to apply to the online pen pal program in 2012. It's a pleasant distraction - nothing more, nothing less - for three years, until he's contacted by a beautiful, smart young lawyer named Jess. She's convinced he's innocent and wants to see him freed. As they organize their attack on the judicial system, he wonders how she plans to get his conviction overturned - because he's guilty, and he knows it. Jess is desperate to release him...and he's desperate to feel his hands squeeze the life out of her once she does.
©2016 Jo Michaels (P)2016 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
As a recently retired "young" pensioner! I now have more time to read and listen to Audio Books as I renovate my house in Spain.
Wow! What an excellent listen. Finished in a day! The story of Tobias, a psychopathic killer caught and on death row for his crimes, or some of them. Into his life comes an attorney who believes in his innocence and sets about trying to defend him in a retrial. Excellent shaping of the two main characters and the unfolding story gets darker and darker. I felt there were a few loose ends at the end of the novel which I won't state as they'd be a spoiler, butt I could imagine a very entertaining follow up! The narrator was excellent, one of the best I've listened to. But this book is not for the faint hearted, the details of violence are quite graphic and would not be to everyone's taste. They are however an essential part of the story. I highly recommend this book if you like your thrillers dark!
"I Have No Words!!!!"
Wow!!!!! Just Wow! In the beginning I was emotionally confused by Tobias. I didn't know if he turned me on or creeped me out. Probably a little of both. Jo Michaels's mind is scary as she manipulated this story and twists the mind of the reader like a knotted braid. It was PERFECTION!
Norman Gilligan will now be type "narrator" cast. Like any time I see his name he will always be Tobias lol. His voice was perfect as the psycho, inmate.
This was my first book by Michaels and let's just say it won't be the last!
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