Jaded New York City Public Defender Liana Cohen would give anything to have one client in whom she can believe. Dozens of hardened criminals and repeat offenders have chipped away at her faith in both herself and the system. Her boyfriend Jakob’s high-powered law firm colleagues see her do-gooder job as a joke, which only adds to the increasing strain in their relationship.
Enter imprisoned felon Danny Shea, whose unforgivable crime would raise a moral conflict in an attorney at the height of her idealism—and that hasn't been Liana in quite a while. But Danny's astonishing blend of good looks, intelligence, and vulnerability intrigues Liana. Could he be the client she’s been longing for—the wrongly accused in need of a second chance? Is he innocent? As their attorney-client relationship transforms into something less than arm’s length, Liana is forced to confront fundamental questions of truth, faith, and love—and to decide who she wants to be.
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Reyna Marder Gentin’s “Unreasonable Doubts” is an exciting and fast-paced novel, filled with insight into the dynamics of human relationships, career conflicts and our legal processes. As a retired attorney and a person with experience in human behavioral services, I was intrigued with this exceptional work, which rang true on every level. I commend the author on this, her outstanding first novel, and look forward to reading more of her work in the future.