In addition to trying to cope with all the familydemands on her time, Mia is given the case of three youths who recklessly push a shopping cart over a four story drop seriously injuring a woman below. It's Mia's call whether to charge them as adults, and it's not an easy one to make.
On top of everything else, Charlie Carlson, a police officer who works with Mia, has concerns about her husband's death. He thinks it was murder.
The multiple plot lines in this book make for non-stop crises. If you like a fast-paced thriller, you'll enjoy this book. The legal aspects, interviewing witnesses, conducting cross examinations, are accurate and some of the most interesting parts of the novel.
I am less enthusiastic about the main character. Mia comes across as so upset and harassed it's hard to get close to her. Charlie is a more likable character, but he is also rather distant. The plot is so interesting and fast moving that this is not a major problem. I just think Mia's angst is a bit over done. However, it's an enjoyable read if you like suspense.
I reviewed this book for the BookLook Blogger Program by Thomas Nelson.