Wednesday, May 1, 2013

BOOK REVIEW...Keep No Secrets by Julie Compton

After the ultimate betrayal, which is more important: trust or forgiveness?

In KEEP NO SECRETS, the controversial follow-up to Compton's debut legal thriller TELL NO LIES, a district attorney struggles to redeem himself after a one-night stand damaged his marriage and professional reputation.

After surviving the private and public fallout from a one-night stand four years before, St. Louis DA Jack Hilliard wants nothing more than to be trusted again by his wife, Claire, and to earn back the respect of the community he serves. Since the day Claire accepted him back into the family, he's vowed to be true to these goals, and so far he's succeeded.

But all of Jack's efforts begin to crumble when the woman involved in his earlier downfall, Jenny Dodson, returns to town claiming threats on her life and asking for his help, and resurrecting for Jack long-buried emotions and questions of her guilt for the murder of a client. Just when he thinks the pressure can't get any worse, his son's girlfriend, Celeste, accuses him of sexual assault, and he suddenly finds himself on the wrong end of a criminal case, battling for his freedom.

Can Jack trust his freedom to the legal system on which he built his career? Or will the ghost of his one-night stand four years before come back to haunt him, causing him to be convicted on the mistakes of his past?
Published March 12th 2013 by Fresh Fork Publishing

"Keep No Secrets" wasn't my cup of tea. I had read "Tell No Lies" and was curious about its follow up so I had requested this read on NetGallery in an exchange for an honest review but was kind of bored while reading it.

In all due respect, the plot and characters were okay. It's just that the unfolding of the story was a little slow for me and the direction the story line would take at times didn't catch me. 

Over all, just an adequate read for me.

My Rating:

-Overall : 7
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 7

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