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Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
Michaels’ latest is a blend of legal melodrama and contemporary fiction that’s bound to surprise readers with its unpredictable ending. Despite the crafty resolution, however, some readers may struggle to get there. Much of this novel is repetitive, dedicated to how the innocent, orphaned Sophie adjusts to being a rich, free woman. The plot is a little too far-fetched to take completely seriously, but some readers, especially fans of Michaels, may find it entertaining. This novel may be enjoyable for some who enjoy legal drama, but is definitely not a must-read.
Ten years ago, a young and compassionate nurse named Sophie Lee was sent to prison for allegedly murdering her rich patient. Now, Adam Star — the husband of the murdered patient — has stepped forward to announce that Sophie did not murder his wife. To atone for the fact that Sophie spent years in prison for a crime she did not commit, Mr. Star decides to leave her his legacy, worth millions of dollars. As Sophie adjusts to her new life of freedom, her lawyer, Kala Aulani, and the lawyer who convicted her make new realizations about the foundations of trust and truth within relationships. (KENSINGTON, Jun., 352 pp., $24.00)
Reviewed By: Sarah Eisenbraun
Published: June 2012