Julia Vacanti is an ambitious Miami attorney who, when not battling the everyday sexism found in male dominated courtrooms, is quickly rising within the ranks as a tenacious prosecutor.
Julia agrees to take on the sensational murder case of a respected surgeon accused of murdering his wife and small children. Were these killings the result of a delusional schizophrenic episode as the defense strategy states? Or, were these murders a precise, exacting plan from the warped mind of a cold-blooded killer? In order to know for sure, Julia first must get to know madness itself.
Plea of Insanity is narrated impeccably in creamy, polished tones by Karen White, who was included in Audiofile's Best Voices 2010 and 2011.
©2007 Jilliane Hoffman; (P)2009 Tantor
"[A] gripping legal thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
I really love the premise of this story and without wanting to sound too critical, I think there was too much going on and therefore the characters are very one dimensional.
Rather than flesh out all of the main characters, so that one can fully appreciate their actions, the author seemed to wish to put as many different strands to the story, mostly around the central character, without ever really investing in any strand..
One gets the feeling of watching a rushed TV show where everything that happens over a 10year period is crammed into 45 minutes! One is left with more questions than answers at the end of it!
"Wow a Cop on a Harley!"
Yes, just to check the clues I missed. This was so well done.
Oh boy did it! Right from the start to the end
I purchased this book only because ms white read it. I love the way she can make the characters come to life.
I did listen to it in one sitting and oh what an emotional roller coster it was.
I do not know if I will buy the author other listing as I do not know the reader. I have been badly burned on the newer crop of readers...some are just plain awful. Ms White will not disappoint. Enjoy
"A very good listen"
The story is very interesting and the reader is very good. I enjoyed this story very much and look forward to reading more by this author.
"Great story line"
This book offers a great and excited story line. It highlights the complexity of mental illness and the criminal justice system. I was engaged throughout the book and never felt like it was dragging on. I would definitely recommend it!
"Too much schizophrenia"
Starts fine with mystery and suspense, but then the last half just completely over does the schizophrenia - ad nauseum - over & over & over again. Had to fast forward through portions of the trial as it was a complete repeat - verbatim, in fact I thought I had skipped back by mistake. OMG, enough already! Take away all the repetition and preaching and it would be 2 hours shorter and a 4 star novel.
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