Family law is twenty-four/seven. Even the courthouse is open on Sundays.
Mary DiNunzio has just accepted a case of family law that leads her on roller coaster of sorts. She has just made partner, is engaged to be married and now finds herself emotionally involved with a 10-year old that has been accused of attacking a teacher. Patrick has been bullied because of his learning disabilities and is now vulnerable to being placed to an institution where violent children are kept. After hearing Patrick’s story from his grandfather who has raised him, Mary must find a way for Patrick to be heard and protect his right to thrive.
As every roller coaster ride, there are turns and plunges and this thriller has them. One of the many reasons why I love reading Scottoline is she takes a lighter side on issues such as bulling and severe learning disabilities and brings them to light. There is some serious issues but there is also some light issues such as DiNuznio’s Italian family. The all cap words of her father can only mean loud and fun loving Italian. I truly enjoyed that.
Patrick’s life hangs on a balance when tragedy hits his family and the opposing legal team takes advantage of a vulnerable 10 year old. Mary has to make life changing decisions that affect her upcoming marriage and her career. Can she make the right one?
A Special Thank You to St. Martins Press and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.