Sunday, April 3, 2016

Review of "The Ophelia Cut" by John Lescroart

In this Dismas Hardy (defense attorney) book, Dismas's brother-in-law Moses Mcguire is accused of murdering Rick Jessup, an abusive, blackmailing young man that his daughter had dated.

The story has a bunch of possible suspects, including the handsome ex-cop/killer for hire who is in witness protection, the "massage parlor" entrepreneur, the crooked city councilman, etc. The politics of the police investigation results in power plays within the department that involve Dismas' good friend, detective Abe Glitzky.

About half-way through the book slides into trial mode, with plenty of courtroom scenes, which are well-done.

I found this mystery book entertaining but felt it wasn't entirely satisfying and was not one of Lescroart's best efforts.

Rating: 3 stars

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