Poison

Poison

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After the owner of a successful family business is murdered, attorney Dismas Hardy, who doubts the guilt of the chief suspect, navigates dangerous secrets and gold-digger agendas to identify the killer.
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781501115707
1501115707
Branch Call Number: F LESCROART
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 24 cm.

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ValinOR14
Aug 31, 2018

I liked this book a lot! Reading a Dismas Hardy book means kicking off my shoes, grabbing a cup of coffee, and enjoying myself. I love the characters, although there wasn't as much about Glitzy in this book as I would have liked. I also wasn't impressed by one of the detectives. I loved the rest of it, however. There was some courtroom action, which always makes me happy. I laughed out loud when when Diz was reading a C.J. Box novel and mentioned a line he liked: "Nothing spells trouble like two drunk cowboys with a rocket launcher." Getting to know Vin better was great.

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carolefort
Jan 14, 2018

Thank you to Atria Books and NetGalley for providing me with an e-copy of Poison by John Lescroart in exchange for an honest review. This novel is the 17th installment about attorney Dismas Hardy, which attests to the popularity of the legal genre in general and John Lescroart in particular. Hardy is approaching retirement and recuperating from a gunshot wound when he is approached by Abby Jarvis, a former client who has been arrested for the murder of Grant Carver, her boss and lover. The adult Carver children all work for the family business and all have something to gain from the death of the patriarch. Abby stands to financially gain as well, which has led to her arrest. What follows are more murders, deceptions and intrigue which could put Hardy and his family at risk. Poison maintains the reader's interest throughout and is a tense but enjoyable read.

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