Saturday, August 24, 2013

Speak of the Devil - Book Review

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Anna Curtis is a young prosecutor in Washington, D.C., who has just gotten engaged to her boyfriend Jack. But as that happy moment is happening, a gang known as MS-13 has committed a terrible crime, and it's up to Anna to bring the gang members responsible to justice. But as Anna continues to investigate the crime, she comes upon some roadblocks: witnesses not willing to testify against the gang, witnesses going missing, and the gang putting a hit out on Anna. Not to mention that Anna uncovers some bewildering information involving the gang and her fiance's deceased wife, Nina.

I really enjoyed this book! Definitely a 4 out of 5 stars. The author uses her personal experience as a federal sex-crimes prosecutor to bring the story to life and help readers not only understand the story but also understand how the whole legal process works. There's some legal jargon in the book, but it's explained in a way that laypeople can understand.

The book also kept me guessing. I didn't see the big twist coming at all. In fact, I thought something else was going to happen, so I was even more surprised when it didn't!

I feel like there is more I want to say about this book, but I can't because I don't want to give away too much of the plot!

It was a great mystery, although a bit on the graphic side. If you don't like reading about murders and rapes in detail, then you won't want to read this book. But for everyone else who enjoys thrilling detective-type stories, Speak of the Devil by Allison Leotta is just the ticket.

Speak of the Devil is published by Touchstone, a division of Simon and Schuster. It is available to purchase now. I received a free advance review copy at Book Expo America.

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