Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: Law of Attraction by Allison Leotta

A strong legal drama with heart.

I read Law of Attraction a while ago - at least four months ago - yet when I picked up my book again to sit down to write this review, all the drama and excitement came flooding back to me as if I just turned the last page.  We call that staying power.

It's this kind of staying power that is going to keep readers interested and connected to this new series. 

Law of Attraction is the story of Anna Curtis, a smart prosecutor, the new Assistant U.S. Attorney, who takes a chance when she is thrown into a homicide case outside of her division, domestic violence.  There is something about this particular case Anna can't stay away from.   Anna's past and her present collide, just as her personal and her professional lives collide. 

Allison Leotta delivers everything you're looking for in a legal thriller - fast pace, twists and turns, engaging characters, powerful courtroom drama, a love story, and a heart-wrenching past that might just cause a tear to fall. 

I had a feeling I was going to love this novel, and I did!

Allison Leotta has a long and successful writing career ahead of her - Law of Attraction is only the beginning!  I'm keeping my eye on this author.

Book Extras:
Author Allison Leotta WebPage
Allison Leotta interview
Allison Leotta:  What's Behind Law of Attraction?

About the Book:
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Touchstone; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (October 12, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439193843
ISBN-13: 978-1439193846
About the Author:
Allison Leotta is a federal sex-crimes prosecutor in Washington, D.C. She has been a federal prosecutor for ten years. Like her heroine in Law of Attraction, Allison started out in the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuting misdemeanor domestic violence cases. She now handles the most serious sex crimes in D.C. Allison is a graduate of Michigan State University and Harvard Law School. She lives with her husband (who is also a federal prosecutor) and their two sons in Takoma Park, Maryland. "Law of Attraction" is her first novel.

In her own words, author Allison Leotta (aka Why I read this book!):As a prosecutor of sex crimes and domestic violence, I see heartbreaking tragedies, acts of shocking evil, and vulnerable victims every day— but also moments of real heroism, true love, and healing. Given the stories I witness, the rich cast of characters I work with, and my lifelong love of fiction, I had to write a book.
In Anna Curtis, I wanted to create a character who people would relate to and root for, and a story that would both entertain and teach about the way the criminal justice system works—and doesn’t work. My day job and my writing were mutually beneficial: my work gave me interesting material, while writing my fictional characters made me understand my real-life witnesses more deeply

*Disclosure:  A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Thrillers don't usually stick with me, so I suspect this one is exceptional.

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