Author – Daralyse Lyons
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
266 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 11/24/17
No. 68 - 2017
My Impressions: slimy, despicable, cheater, liar, repentant, comeuppance, true justice
Jake Livingstone – Defense Lawyer, crook, cheater, everything sleazy you can think of.
Cheryl – Jake’s long suffering wife who adores him. Maybe.
Amber – Jake’s girlfriend for sex who wants to share her life with him.
Monique – Jake’s girlfriend for sex only.
Attorney’s Alibi is a delightful story if you can get past the first sixty percent where Jake is defined as a total scumbag. For two years he has lied to his wife while chasing multiple other women strictly for sex. He is a drunk, a gambler, a liar and will provide alibis to guilty clients to win his cases. He has no conscience and no remorse for the emotional damage his actions cause. One girlfriend is satisfied to have him stop by for frequent sex while the other cajoles him to leave his wife and stay with her.
Eventually events occur causing Jake to see himself for the despicable person he has become. He sets out to seek redemption by correcting his past personal failures.
Before he is redeemed fate throws in a surprising twist that makes the entire story worthwhile and enjoyable.
Goodness does win out. Well sort of.
The editing and sentence structure are exemplary, with the exception of several slang words that are not found in standard dictionaries.
Cursing and sexual talk are abundant but the sex acts are not graphic.
The plot is fresh and deals with rehabilitation and retribution in an offbeat manner.
I enjoyed this story and recommend it.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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