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Book Review: Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, by Randy Singer, makes for a fun read. This could definitely make one’s beach-reading list for the summer.

Within the first few pages, Singer captures the reader’s interest with sharp writing and quick storytelling. Singer maintains a good pace as the story unfolds, and he doesn’t let it bog down.

That said, I recommend NOT reading the back cover/jacket of the book before reading the story! It gives away too many plot points, some of which don’t take place until almost half-way through the book. If you like legal/mystery/thrillers, I recommend that you simply read the book without knowing anything about it. You’ll probably enjoy it; it’s a good book. The characters are interesting, and there is even a bit of a twist in the ending, which is quite enjoyable.

For those of you who prefer a little background on a story before you plunge in and read, I’ve included the following (but I promise not to give away too many plot points):

In general terms, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales does a great job of tying the characters’ lives together with an engaging story. Landon Reed spent some time in prison for taking part in a point-shaving scheme. He’s a changed man, now, however. He’s a young father, with a faithful wife, and he hopes to become a lawyer—which is quite a hurdle, considering his conviction.

Reed eventually becomes an attorney, and he ends up working on a high-profile murder case, thanks to an older attorney named Harry McNaughten, who becomes Reed’s mentor.

Reed works long hours on the case, and he’s hardly at home, which poses some marital complications. Soon, things start getting dangerous—very dangerous. His family’s safety is in jeopardy, as well as his own. And then . . .

. . . Well, I recommend you read it for yourself.

***NOTE***In exchange for my review, Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of the book. In no way was my receipt of the book contingent on a favorable review.

Randy Singer

Links:

For a list of questions and answers about the book, see http://mediacenter.tyndale.com/downloads/press_kits/DeadLawyersAuthorQA.pdf

Read an excerpt here for free: http://files.tyndale.com/thpdata/FirstChapters/978-1-4143-8675-1.pdf

Watch and Listen to the author discuss the book:

Author Video: http://mediacenter.tyndale.com/downloads/press_kits/RandySinger.mp4
and Book Trailer: http://mediacenter.tyndale.com/downloads/press_kits/DeadLawyers.mp4

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