“Beach Lawyer” written by Avery Duff, who is a new and unfamiliar author to me. I found the story difficult to connect with between the choppy plot and the characters. The beginning of the book was especially difficult to get into. The dialogue and plot of the story were not flowing together nicely to give me a good picture of what was going on in the story. It got a little easier as the story went on. The Spanish words in the dialogue made it even more difficult to follow.
The book contained a story of mystery, deception, moments of who and what to trust, on top of the complications like deep, dark secrets. Secrets that will be revealed when Robert, hard- working lawyer tries to do the ethical thing and protect someone. Unfortunately, it backfires on him and his own life starts to fall apart. He thinks revenge is the best course of action but it may not be. He will open “Pandora’s box” and discovers secrets that are far bigger than what he ever expected.
I think the author should have focused more on the mystery of the story than of office politics. I am giving the story 3 stars. I did not think the story read smoothly and some of the characters did not fit the story. Some of the story was not believable or maybe did not fit as smoothly as it should for an intriguing mystery, thriller story.
After five grueling years, Robert Worth is just days away from making partner at a powerful Santa Monica law firm. When a client confides in him that senior partner Jack Pierce sexually assaulted her, Robert breaks two of his mentor’s cardinal rules: Never let yourself get emotional about clients. And never make an enemy of Jack Pierce.
Robert crosses Pierce and is fired on the spot, losing not only his job but also his reputation. Advised to go quietly, Robert vows revenge against the ruthless man who betrayed him. But his investigation uncovers a twisted shadow world of sex, infidelity, and deception, where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Only one thing is clear: Pierce will go the limit to keep his secrets.
This straight shooter will need to use every angle if he hopes to win. But could victory come at too high a price?