Open and Shut

Open and Shut

Book - 2009
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Defense attorney Andy Carpenter manages to sail through any tough situation, whether inside the courtroom or in his personal life. But this all changes when his marriage breaks up and his father suddenly dies, leaving him distraught - and 22 million dollars richer. Andy doesn't know how his father accumulated this fortune or why his father begged him to take on the appeal of a death row prisoner. With the help of his new found love, P.I. Laurie Collins, and the support of his golden retriever companion, Tara, he discovers a link between three of the most prominent men in New Jersey, including a senator, and his new client, Willie Miller. Willie was framed, there is no question about it, and Andy soon learns how far powerful men will go to protect their secrets.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780446612531
Characteristics: x, 303 pages ; 18 cm


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Dec 13, 2017

This is the beginning of a new reading relationship for me. Thoroughly enjoyable; I will definitely be following up with the subsequent novels by this author. There is a golden retriever in this story -- how can anyone say no to that! Great plot development, likable characters, and enough twists that putting the book down was almost impossible. I definitely wanted to keep turning the page!

Apr 14, 2014

A super quick and riveting read. I think I found a lawyer I really love!

Jun 12, 2012

This novel is the beginning of a great series! Andy Carpenter is a talented lawyer who also loves dogs. In this first story, he inherits a fortune from his dead father and has to sort out the truth about his father's life and death while defending a black man on death row. Wonderful characters and a dog that'll capture your heart.

Nov 22, 2011

Fast-paced who-dun-it. I will definitely be reading more "adventures" of quick-on-the-quip lawyer/"detective", Andy Carpenter. Very fun read.

Aug 11, 2011

I really like the character in this book and the way the author writes. There are more in the series and someday I'll check some more of the books out!


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