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Acts of Malice Hardcover – Jul 13 1999


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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (July 13 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385332769
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385332767
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)


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THROUGH HER OFFICE door, Nina Rielly heard a gentle guitar and coaxing voice of Carlos Botelho, that singing love is a paradox that disappears the moment you find it. Read the first page
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I admit: this is a fast reading novel, exciting and full of suspense. And I enjoyed reading it. But there is a major flaw: its psychology. It is not really conceivable that the lawyer of the alleged murderer falls in love with her adversary, the lawyer who represents the prosecution. In the courtroom they fight against each other using more or less unfair methods and tricks. Then they go to bed and do not speak a single word about the case. The characters of the alleged killer's wife and his father - among others - are not credible in their action and motivation either.
But if you do not mind this, you can read a novel with a fine plot and in addition a well worked out setting that shows more realism than the characters.
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By A Customer on Dec 31 2003
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It is hard to believe anyone would publish such poorly written works. The characters are one-dimensional cliches, the plot thin and predictable. A total waste of money.
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With a Perri O'Shaughnessy novel, one can rest assured that two heads are definitely better than one!
The Nina Reilly Series introduces the reader to Nina Reilly, the new kid on the block just trying to survive, not only in her chosen profession of the law, but in her family life as well. Throughout the novel Nina's experiences are believable, complicated and life altering. I totally enjoy all the characters in the book lending support to Nina and one in particular, Nina's -- more than just a secretary - Sandy - who somehow seems to help Nina keep afloat.
Additionally, the series shows compassionate writing with a closeness for family and friends.
Repeat characters are a favorite read for me and when I pick up one of the Nina Reilly series, it's like have old friends in the house, a little older and a little wiser with each book and each situation but the same dedication and loyalty. The authors have a a true knack for realistic story telling and realistic conclusions.
I thank the authors.
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By A Customer on Dec 2 2002
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This is the first book I've read in this series. It grabbed me good at the beginning with the crime/legal story line, but became so contrived and simplistic with the "romance" between Nina and Collier. It's almost as if I could tell where one sister stopped writing and the other started. I felt like a ping-pong ball going back and forth between great suspense and tacky romance. I stuck with it because the "thriller" aspect was very good.
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Well written, a quick read. The court drama and mystery of her client keeps you, but what is truly unforgettable is the story with Nina & Colin, a must read.
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By A Customer on July 7 2002
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Easy to follow, good whodunnit book - the romance is a little over the edge but great paperback for the beach!
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No matter how well-written a mystery, and "Acts of Malice" is very well-written, it is not usual to wrench the reader from interest to warmth to fear to sobs--but this book does all that and more.
Tahoe lawyer Nina Reilly takes on a case that makes her uneasy from the first, but she doesn't know why. She agrees to defend Jim Strong, a young and handsome champion skier accused of the brutal murder of his equally young and handsome brother, Alex. The brother supposedly died in a skiing accident, but the coroner uncovers what he thinks are signs of horrifically foul play. And the District Attorney's office believes him.
Nina is soon pitted against the man she was interested in a while back, but who had left Tahoe to mend from a personal tragedy. Assistant DA Collier Hallowell has returned, healed, happy--and eager to renew his budding interest in Nina. As a beautiful and meaningful romance develops between the two, they must somehow keep their personal lives out of their professional milieu, and it isn't easy. Collier is convinced that Jim Strong is a particularly violent and vicious murderer. Nina is ethically bent on defending Strong--but for the first time in her career, she has nagging, secret doubts about her client. And so does the reader.
Did Jim Strong really stomp his injured brother to death? Is he an evil psychopath, as the prosecution, including Nina's own boyfriend, believes? And if he is, is Nina in danger? Can she ethically drop a client, and even if she could, will she do so?
As she struggles with these doubts and fears, Nina's feelings for Collier deepen and blossom, so that the reader, like the principals themselves, bounces back and forth between the beauty of human love and the horror of human violence.
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By A Customer on March 6 2002
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This book was fantastic--I could not put it down--Great authors--They really keep you on your toes. Best book I have read in years. Now I want to get thier other books. When do I clean my house???
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