“Patterson and Lupica make a great team” (Carl Hiaasen) who get “deep into the lives of strong women” (Louise Penny) and Jane Smith is their greatest creation—a badass lawyer with a year to live.
“Jane Smith is the best character we’ve ever created. Bar none.”
—James Patterson and Mike Lupica
Tough-as-nails criminal defense attorney Jane Smith is hip-deep in the murder trial of the century.
Actually, her charmless client might’ve committed several murders.
She’s also fallen in love with a wonderful guy. And an equally wonderful dog, a mutt.
But Jane doesn’t have much time. She’s just received a terminal diagnosis giving her twelve months.
Unless she’s murdered before her expiration date.
It was a little slow to get going but then it was hard to put down.
Disappointing at best
This tome is overburdened by page filling text! The stories with the story are so overwritten that is was an obvious effort to simply make a marginal plot longer. And the ending, not to spoil anything, is frankly way below Patterson’s standards.
This was a very lazy effort to writing a story. No meat on these bones. I really expected more from these accomplished authors. Maybe their kids wrote the book for them. Ending was terrible with too many loose ends.
Definitely a money grab since they were promoting the book heavily.