First Published: 2007
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: legal thriller, suspense, crime
Nat Greco felt like an A cup in a double-D bra.
Acquired: My sister gave me some of her extra books to take home with me.
Reason for Reading: I've never been partial to legal thrillers, but my sister has a lot of books by the author so I thought I'd try her out.
Most of Scottoline's books are part of a series, this however is a standalone. I've been picking my way through this book since Tuesday and just can't get into it. There was a small part where I thought things were finally picking up and I was interested but I soon lost that feeling. As I said I'm not that fond of legal mysteries, this isn't that an exciting of a plot. A prison riot, the lawyers later find themselves in danger and way too much of a will they or won't they romance theme. Just not my cup of tea. Boring compared to what I usually read and I didn't care about either of the main characters. I did bring home one other book by the author that is part of her series, which I will probably give a go but not in the near future.
As I always do with DNFs, now that you know why I didn't like it, here it the publisher's summary so you can decide for yourself:
Natalie Greco loves being a teacher, even though she can't keep her students from cruising sex.com during class. She loves her family, too, but her boyfriend fits in better with the football-crazy Grecos than she does. Then a colleague, handsome Angus Holt, talks Nat into teaching a class at a local prison, and her world turns upside down.
A violent prison riot breaks out, and Nat rushes to save the life of a mortally wounded guard whose last words are: "Tell my wife it's under the floor." Nat delivers the cryptic message, but before she knows it, she's suspected of murder and hiding from cops and killers alike. She is forced on the run to solve the riddle of the dead man's last words and to save her own life—and find real love.