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The Best People

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As a lawyer, and former Houstonite, I really enjoyed this book.  The characters are rich and interesting and deeply, deeply flawed.  I could recognize where many of the events took place, which was fun!  Great plot as well.  But it does show plainly why it isn't always a good idea to graduate from law school and strike out on one's own ...
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This was an entertaining legal drama. It was well written and I love the characters. The writing was very atmospheric and I enjoyed reading about the city of Houston 
Many thanks to Greenleaf Book Group and to NetGalley for providing me with a galley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Hooray for more legal fiction! It has become one of my favorite genre’s (I should have become a lawyer) anytime I see a chance to read a legal thriller or legal drama, I am right on it. When the opportunity came to pick this one up, I knew I had to and I loved every minute of it.

This is a story that takes place in Houston, Texas where we meet Paddy Moran, a former cop in Brooklyn that just passed the bar and ready to start practicing law. He always wanted to be “the lawyer” that everyone goes to when they need a divorce and  it isn’t long until that happens. We also meet Pilar who I didn’t particularly care for but she does have an interesting story that does add a bit of flair and intensity to the story line.

This story is really navigating the choices made of good, bad and the ugly and the consequences from those certain choices made in the world of the rich and the famous. It was well written and addicting from beginning to end. Fascinating really how the author wrapped up all the issues into one at the end which was tied up nicely.

As a debut novel, Marc Grossberg did a captivating job with making this such a thought-provoking story and making the reader realize what could be wrong or right in the legal world. I definitely recommend this book to those who love this genre and also those who watched the show ‘Suits’ as it had a very similar vibe.
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An interesting and well-executed premise. This is probably one of the better mysteries I've this year. It kept me engaged with plot twists, great characters, and good dialog (a few funny parts as well). Recommended. 4.5 stars.

I really appreciate the advanced copy for review!!
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Seems like too many names and a bit out of sync. 
Certainly a lot of potential for the future, but too predictable and cliched now. 

Couldn’t help but wonder if this was sitting around for a while. 

Thanks Netgalley.
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I am going to have to be honest. This was not a best read. It was just a mess. I know Houston, 10 miles away, and pretty far away from H Town. Just could not really make myself like it.
Thank you, NetGalley for the advance copy to review.
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I only read the first few pages of this before setting it aside. I couldn't believe how many cliches there were in just the first few pages.
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