Jury of One by David Ellis is an intricate plot with several surprises along the way. Shelly, an attorney who defends youth in civil suits because she believes in second chances, leaves her comfort zone and takes a criminal case, defending a 16-yr-old accused of drug dealing and killing a cop. The kid is not straight with her and she pretty much has to guess what actually happened along with the reader when Alex and Ronnie, his best friend who is like a brother to him, look out for each other. As Shelly defends Alex, her past comes back to haunt her and more and more secrets are revealed as the trial goes forward, leading to a big surprise ending.
This is a good book filled with mystery, loyalty, legal procedures, dirty cops and family secrets. I liked the main characters and the story line kept my interest.
(Karen's review, 4 stars)
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