24 Jun 2019

Book Review / Next of Kin by L F Robertson

The third novel by L.F. Robertson, starring death row attorney Janet Moodie.

Janet Moodie, death-row attorney, is hired to work on the appeal of Sunny Ferrante, a glamorous woman who has been sentenced to death for arranging the murder of her wealthy husband. As Janet delves into the case, she becomes sure that that Sunny is innocent. But Sunny is hiding something. Who is she protecting--and is she really prepared to die to save them?

Published:     4th June 2019
Publisher:  Titan Books
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 3, Janet Moodie

Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


It is very rare for me nowadays to discover a new author that I love and can't wait to read the next book in the series or next book that they bring out.  LF Robertson is one of those authors for me.  The writing is so easy to follow, the descriptions of what is happening and characterisation is the perfect amount of giving you a bit but not over doing it and the plot keeps me turning the page to find out what happens next.

In this story, we are back with Janet Moodie, who is an attorney, and is hired to work on the appeal for a woman called Sunny Ferrante who has been sentenced to death for arranging the murder of her wealthy husband.  Little does Janet know that there is a lot more to this story than she bargained for. 

For me, this story was more about the journey of the case, what happened in the past and what is going to happen in the future rather than the actual plot reveal.  I thoroughly enjoyed the journey and all of the 'legal talk'. 

If you enjoy John Grisham's novels, you should give this author a try.  Although this is a third book in a series, you can certainly just pick this one up if you want to and it will not spoil the books that came before it and you won't be missing any of the story in this book by not reading the other books.  That said, I would highly recommend picking up the first two books in the series as you have Janet Moodie in both of those also and you can get a good feel for this character and her background too.