“A kind of pleading in his almond-shaped brown eyes”
The protagonist, Lauren, is a hypocritical adulterous whiner who has an affair… to teach her cheating husband a lesson. Um… ironic, much? So when this revenge turns out to be full of salmonella and gunshot rather than being served cold, it’s pretty tough to have any sympathy for her.
Oh, but never mind the conflict of interest in the upcoming prosecution case, she’s the best, she’s going to take it… “Bronx assistant DAs practically fought to take my cases because they could just about read my reports aloud for their prosecutions“. For someone who’s so bullish about her own abilities, she uses a whole lotta qualifiers in that sentence.
Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I promise never to open another novel bearing the James Patterson brand as long as I live. For my penance, I agree to rid my shelves of this rot.
(seriously, it’s too bad even for BookMooch. I’m going to leave them on the Tube.)