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Invasion of Privacy [Kindle Edition]

Perri O'Shaughnessy
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

From familiar elements - four mysteriously missing young women; a filmmaker everyone loves to hate; a woman defense attorney with several suitors; the attorney's courageous but unhappy young son - sisters Pamela and Mary O'Shaughnessy have fashioned a thickly plotted and pleasantly baffling second legal thriller. Tahoe-area attorney Nina Reilly was shot at the end of Motion to Suppress (1995). As the increasingly alarming facts of her latest case pile up, she is haunted by memories of that wounding. No less haunting are certain details of her personal past, which Nina's new client, Terry London, an energetically spiteful documentary filmmaker, seems to know as much about as Nina does. Out of that past and into Tahoe comes Kurt Scott, the father of Nina's son, Bob. Almost immediately, Terry is murdered, Kurt is accused of the crime and Nina must assemble his murder defense. To complicate the mystery, Terry had just finished a film about the 12-year-old disappearance of a local teenager who may have been only one in a series of young women killed by the same hand. Did Terry know and abet the killer? As Nina ponders that question, a devastating mid-story revelation plunges her into a difficult ethical dilemma. Fans of the genre will luxuriate in this deft, multileveled tale of legal and criminal treachery, whose pleasures include elegant courtroom sleight-of-hand and the eerily wintry backdrop of Lake Tahoe. And the surprises don't end with the identity of the killer: Nina's last-page choice of a love partner will raise a few eyebrows as well.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Tahoe attorney Nina Reilly intended to stop practicing criminal law after being shot during her court case in Motion to Suppress, (LJ 5/15/95). So how does Nina become involved in a murder case after agreeing to represent filmmaker Terry London in a simple invasion of privacy suit? Shortly thereafter, Nina's former lover and the father of her son, Kurt Scott, is accused of killing Terry, his vindictive and malicious ex-wife. Nina, still healing emotionally from the shooting and struggling to hide the identity of her son's father, decides to defend Kurt while trying to protect her brother, who was at the crime scene; her son; and their privacy. The two sisters who pen this series under the O'Shaugnessy name have the skill and creativity of five. Their characters are involving, and the pace of events propels the reader through this excellent legal thriller. For most popular collections?V. Louise Saylor, Eastern Washington Univ. Lib., Cheney
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 812 KB
  • Print Length: 546 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0440220696
  • Publisher: Dell (Dec 18 2007)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0013380XW
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish July 30 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I love good thrillers, and am willing to put up with a few flaws for the sake of a good story. But I had to stop reading this one. There were just too many situations where the characters behaved in completely implausible ways. For example: when the main character Nina's 11-year-old son goes missing, her brother tries to get her to go out to dinner. I cannot imagine that idea even crossing the mind of any actual human I have ever met. Later, while the son is still missing, Nina is attacked and her belongings destroyed by her erstwhile client. In a piece of truly extraordinary dialogue, our heroine declines to inform the police who did it and asks the client whether she did it "because of the case." (A case which Nina had just won for the client.) The client proceeds to verbally attack Nina, who backs down. What?? I am inclined to think the heroine should have been named Ninny--no one that spineless could have made it past the first two weeks of law school, or at least not the one I attended. My capacity for suspending disbelief was pushed far past the breaking point with this silly book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nina Reilly Returns Dec 5 2002
By edzaf
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Having recently relocated to Lake Tahoe, lawyer Nina Reilly vowed never to work another murder trial after her first one ended in a nearly fatal shoot-out. But if you are a regular reader of the legal mystery/thriller genre you know those kinds of resolutions fall to the wayside quickly. Nevertheless, "Invasion of Privacy" starts off innocently enough as Nina returns to the courtroom -- defending a client's First Amendment right to release a documentary film about a young women who disappeared from the Tahoe shores many years ago. With the case looking to be in the bag, Nina's eccentric client suddenly turns downright nasty. What follows is a roller-coaster ride that uncovers many long-kept Tahoe family secrets and even some involving Nina herself.
As in their debut Nina Reilly novel "Motion To Suppress," the O'Shaughnessy sisters excel in unfurling a highly-readable, if nearly unpredictable (and at times equally unrealistic) courtroom-based mystery. However, while we learn more about the Nina's past in this novel, I still have some issues with her development as a character in this series. I believe her as a hard-nosed and competent lawyer who can not seem to stay out of danger but find the transition to caring mother and an object of desire (to no less than three men in "Invasion"!) far less convincing.
"Invasion" is not a perfect novel by any stretch of the imagination, but nevertheless it is an entertaining pool-side/wrapped-up-in-a-blanket/rainy day read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best defense is most certainly the last. Nov. 29 2001
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The Defense in any mystery is what comes out from the author's imagination. No wonder wehy these sisters arte so compelling when it comes to great mysteries. A truely great read from start to finish. Grisham has his rivals from this author. A great mystery and it will not be their last either I hope.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Having A Hard Time Putting These Books Down!! March 25 2001
By Dana
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Invasion of Privacy continues with Nina Reilly, the lawyer who we first meet in Motion to Suppress, the first novel by Perri O'Shaughnessy. Nina is defending Terry London, a filmmaker who is being sued over a film she made about a young girl who has been missing for 12 years. Terry is a quite diffucult lady to get along with and Nina decides to persuade her to find another lawyer. Before this change happens, Terry turns up dead, shot to death in her own house. The man seen coming from Terry's house is someone very close to Nina's past, that she has not seen in years. Of course he is being held for the murder, which he says he did not do, and Nina decides to defend him, not really knowing for sure if she can believe him or not. The damaging evidence is a videotape Terry tapes as she is dying. Nina has to work hard to find the evidence to set her client free, which in the process she runs across something that could destroy her family forever. Invasion of Privacy is another hit by Perri O'Shaughnessy, which is a hard to put down page turner that had me up till the wee hours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enormously enjoyable Oct. 4 2000
By Helen
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is terrific and I am glad there are several more for me to read in this series. The plotting is interesting and compelling all the way through to the end. The characters are well drawn. The good guys are appealling and the bad guys almost frighteningly bad! Excellent throughout - although there are two or three glaring credibility-gaps. But, then, nothing is perfect. Most highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Second Good Read Sept. 3 2000
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The second Nina Reilly novel is another very good read. Nina is believably fallible, but interesting and lovable. This is, of course, in the light reading category, not quite as good as Tony Hillerman or Judith A. Jance, but still a page turner.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nina's Secret May 8 2000
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This is not a great legal thriller, but it won't insult your intelligence, either. The characters and their dialogue are the weaker points of this fiction, but working your mind trying to figure who the killer is overshawdows the shortcomings. Our Criminal Justice System would be more effective with judges such as the Honorable Judge Milne on the bench - You will delight seeing him work from the Bench. Nina is very competant in the courtroom; But just wait for a VERY rainy day before delving into this novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the O'Shaughnessy sisters' best. Jan. 1 2000
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I am ashamed to say that I bought this book 6 months ago, and did not read it until now. I delayed reading because I thought it was not going to be as good as the other books by these sisters. I was completely wrong. The book was completely different than I thought--it was suspenseful with plently of plot twists to keep me reading until I was finished. I read it in 24 hours, with a little bit of caring for my family in between. The book was great in that it lets us in on so much of Nina's family and history. I am glad to know a lot more about Nina. I have read all the other books about Nina Reilly, and this book filled in a lot of gaps about her, and the plot was incredible.
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