Plot: In this quick-paced, deftly plotted mystery full of unexpected twists, Supreme Court Justice Warren Alexander is given the task of finding the president’s missing daughters.
Prose: The point of view of each character is distinct and easy to follow while Alexander's first-person narration is consistent and straightforward. In particular, the dialogue during the courtroom scenes feels very realistic.
Originality: The murder plot feels realistic while the uncertainty surrounding Lilly’s murder gives the story another unusual spin. With a completely unexpected ending, the author nicely ties all the loose ends together.
Character development: The characters here are fleshed out and act in ways that feel true to their personalities. Alexander stands out as the level-headed justice and his daughter Reed shines as a flighty, but independent soul.
Date Submitted: June 26, 2018