I read Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline in two days. Now, that might not seem like much, but I have a two-year-old in the house, so reading for me is not only a guilty pleasure, but an infrequent one. As I said, this book kept me glued to the spot for as long as I could be. Elmo played in the background and the kiddo ran, somewhat amok.
Was it an electrifying story filled with suspense and humor? Smart, sassy writing that challenged the intellect and fed the mind? I actually think it was because I had another 100 pages of Death Comes for the Archbishop to finish for my book club and I just couldn’t face it. This book was so vastly different from the homework reading that I devoured it. Like eating chocolate after giving it up for Lent. It was my mental palate cleanser.
So, the story is about Nat, who is a law Professor in the Boston area. She goes to a penitentiary with a colleague to teach a class, gets caught up in a riot and ends up on a life changing roller coaster that redefines her place at the school, in her family, and in her love life. There’s a fair amount of legalize throughout the book, adding to the complexity of the plot and making the story more believable. It didn’t overpower the story, but added some useful weight to it.
Really, the writing was good. The dialog was believable. The characters were interesting. At least I did want to know what was going to happen next. I really didn’t want to put it down.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the genre of easy read thrillers. I’ll likely steal the next Lisa Scottoline book from my husband when he brings it home to read by himself. The World’s Strongest Librarian is actually a pushover.
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