by Gail Ward Olmsted
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Pub Date 08 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 29 Sep 2022
A disgraced attorney seeking redemption. A single mother desperate to regain custody of her son. Two women willing to risk everything to put a sexual predator behind bars.
Former Assistant District Attorney Miranda Quinn is on the brink of a career comeback when she gets a phone call. It's a witness who disappeared three years earlier, resulting in a violent criminal going free. Miranda was fired as a result, but the witness has re-surfaced with a shocking story, one that implicates Miranda and her ex, defense attorney Adam Baxter. And now, there's a new victim.
Miranda's legal advice blog-turned-podcast Miranda Writes is about to become a daytime TV show, but the negative press could destroy her credibility. Will the network stand behind her?
When it comes to the law, Miranda has all the answers, but the questions are getting harder, and the stakes are getting higher. The dangerous web of lies and cover-ups she exposes leaves her questioning just how much she is willing to risk. She has the right to remain silent, but needs to speak up… doesn't she?
A story of how far we'll go to protect those we love and the power of second chances.
A Note From the Publisher
"Miranda Writes is a top-pick for a novel filled with legal thrills, humor, and an engaging protagonist." -Sublime Book Reviews
"I thoroughly enjoyed this story and loved the ending. A recommended read from me." -Archaeolibrarian
"...a gripping tale full of suspense and intrigue. If you enjoy mysteries and legal thrillers, then this is the perfect book for you." -Readers' Favorite (5 Star Review)
"...as bold as it is entertaining. The author writes sharp dialogue which feels authentic and pulls you into this emotionally invigorating crime thriller....this is the year's stand out legal thriller." -Literary Titan
"If you enjoy a clever legal thriller led by an intelligent, compassionate woman with a keen sense of justice, then you'll relish every page of Miranda Writes!" -Indies Today
"...a tale of betrayal driven by a flowing narrative style and a fast moving plot with realistic dialogue that gives it the grip of a thriller. The suspense is worth several cups of coffee that will undoubtedly keep you up at night." -Norm Goldman, BookPleasures.com
"Based on my enjoyment of the book, I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I would gladly recommend Miranda Writes to lovers of contemporary novels with a bit of a legal twist." -Online Book Club
"This twisty legal thriller with realistic characters, high stakes, and a tight, well-crafted plot keeps the reader compulsively turning pages!" -Jill Caugherty, author of Waltz in Swing Time
"This book is a strong 5 star for me, told with wit, charm, and talent. Miranda is a great character: strong, funny, and perseverant." -A.J. McCarthy, award-winning author of Sins of the Fathers
"The tightly plotted narrative will suck you in from the first page and take you on a fast-paced ride to the finish. Readers of Women's Fiction & Contemporary Fiction will fall for Miranda Writes." -Jean M. Roberts, author of The Heron
"A courageous woman's inner conflict - contemplating the sacrifice of all that she has striven personally to accomplish, yet determined to do right and bring an evil man to his just reward." -Barbara Bamberger Scott, A Women's Write
"The story kept me guessing, laughing, and occasionally gasping. Fans of Janet Evanovich will enjoy this riveting tale of finding your strength and using your power. I hope Miranda Quinn returns for a sequel!" -Laurel Osterkamp, author of Favorite Daughters
Average rating from 17 members
Miranda Writes by Gail Ward Olmsted is a story of how far we'll go to protect those we love and the power of second chances. Former Assistant District Attorney Miranda Quinn is on the brink of a career comeback when she gets a phone call. It's a witness who disappeared three years earlier, resulting in a violent criminal going free.
A very good legal story that sucks you in from the first page. The suspense is well crafted, and the author does have a flair for writing a fast-paced thriller.
I would give this a solid 4 out of 5 stars. The reason for the one-star drop is because the dialogue taglines became frustrating because there were times it was difficult to know who was talking, and I had to go back several times to figure out which character was talking and interacting with the other character.
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I almost didn’t finish reading this book after the first chapter. It packed a powerful punch and I wasn’t sure if my timing was right for this book. But it was. This book was fantastic. Olmsted introduces us to Miranda, an up-and-coming law blogger and podcaster gearing up for her first daytime television show. But when a witness from a past case shows up unexpectedly, her world is turned upside down. What comes next is a series of events that has you turning the pages as fast as you can. There’s drama and suspense, there’s family and love and most importantly, there’s a whole lot of self-discovery. I’ve already shared it as a First Page Friday book inside my Get Lit(erate) community and am recommending it widely. I enjoyed every page.
Mix romance, a little suspense, and quick wit, and you get Miranda Writes.
I was hooked on this book from the get go. Miranda is a lawyer that was somewhat disgraced when she worked for the ADA's office. She moved to writing a blog and doing a podcast to address legal scenarios, which made her happy. Now she has been signed by a broadcasting company to do a live show, and she is beyond thrilled. However, the case that threw a wrench into her life has circled back around, and Miranda is in the middle of things, but not necessarily in a good way.
I enjoyed this fast-paced novel that had me wondering who was involved in the coverup from years ago, who was terrorizing Miranda, and would she overcome everything that was being thrown at her. I was quite surprised at different turns of events as Miranda learned the truth about what happened three years ago. While I sympathized with Miranda, some of her actions didn't make much sense. Everything hinges on one witness, yet when she doesn't respond, she doesn't go find out what happened to her? And when she meets a new guy, Eric, she practically falls into bed with him the first moment they are alone. So while I enjoyed the storyline and uncovering the truth, Miranda's actions at times were puzzling, to say the least.
There are some twists that I didn't expect that just added to the depth of the story. I liked that several people got what was coming to them, and they were brought to justice.
We give this book 4 paws up.
Thank you NetGalley, Gail Ward Olmsted and Black Rose Writing for the book Miranda Writes. This is my personal review.
Books that I have read before with a lawyer as the main focus are usually all written in the same way, but I have to say Miranda’s character was so out of the ordinary for me that I had to just keep turning the pages as I read wondering what was going to happen next. Miranda has made me eager to read more books based on strong female lawyers.
The author did a great job of adding all the characters together and making the story one that everyone who reads it will enjoy. The twists and turns will keep you involved until the very last page.
I really enjoyed this. Fast paced, lots going on, and I was hooked from the start. Absolutely cannot wait for ‘Miranda nights’
Miranda writes is a fantastic court drama thriller about fighting for what we believe in and second chances. It's well written and worth the read. I could not stop turning the pages.
Miranda Writes by Gail Ward Olmsted gripped me from the opening pages. I read the entire book in one sitting.
I previously reviewed The Landscape of a Marriage by Ms. Olmsted. While I enjoyed that leisurely tale, Miranda Writes takes the reader on a nonstop thrill ride.
Just when disgraced attorney, Miranda Quinn, thinks she has her life turned around, a blast from the past rocks her. Her legal advice blog and podcast are taking off when New York comes calling to offer her a daytime show. Making it clear she’s not the next Jerry Springer, Miranda and her manager Brian are busy negotiating the details.
Becky, the witness in a rape case, who disappeared three years earlier, causing Miranda to lose her job with the States Attorney, turns up looking for help. That's about as far as I dare go in talking about the plot. The story takes twists I never saw coming, ultimately setting this tale apart from others I've read.
The character development is impressive for such a fast read. The main protagonist endears herself by being relatable to most readers. Each character, in turn, pulls emotion to the forefront. We meet the best friend we all wish we had, the ex is easy to despise, and Dad and his retired cop pals are so protective.
Relationships are built, destroyed, and mended, making this a book of redemption and second chances. There is a bit of romance but nothing detailed or blush-worthy.
I was excited to learn there would be a sequel, as I fell in love with the characters in this tale. They have so much more to tell us.
I highly recommend Miranda Writes to lovers of well-told tales, second chances at life, and legal thrillers.
I thank the author, NetGalley, and Black Rose Writing for offering me a chance to read such an engaging story. This review is my honest opinion.