by Attica Locke
- Gone Girls & Lost Ladies, Legal & Medical thrillers
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As politics tears a community apart, one young girl's life hands in the balance
Jay Porter struggles to cope with catastrophic changes in his personal life and the disintegration of his environmental law practice. Tired and restless, the single father is ready to quit.
When a girl disappears in Pleasantville-a Houston hamlet for upwardly mobile blacks-Jay is disturbed. He's representing Pleasantville in the wake of a chemical fire, and the case is dragging on, raising doubts about his ability.
The missing girl was a volunteer for a mayoral candidate, which complicates the situation further. When a candidate's nephew is arrested, Jay reluctantly serves as defense attorney. With a man's life and his own reputation on the line, Jay will try his first murder in a case that will expose the dark side of power.
"A thriller wrapped in an involving story of community and family dynamics. Locke serves up a panorama of nuanced characters and writes with intelligence and depth."-Kirkus Reviews
"The impressively astute Attica Locke writes . . . in much the same way that Mr. Lehane [does]. . . . Each is willing to use the murder mystery as a framework for much more ambitious, atmospheric fiction."-New York Times
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|Release Date:||June 23, 2015|