Indefensible centers around Kate Lange, a lawyer. She’s still recovering physically and mentally from the previous case when she has to take on another case. This one may not be winnable though. She must defend her boss who is charged with killing his ex-wife. For Kate, the case is personal since she has history with him and she saw his wife and kids the day before the murder. But first, she has to decide if her boss is guilty or innocent. There’s a good chance she won’t win this case - and there’s a good chance others will die.
Kate Lange is a likable character. She’s not all-powerful and she’s having to deal not only with her boss, who is disliked by many, but with his kids, including a son who saw his father kill his mother. It’s pretty much an un-winnable case, but she keeps trying.
Callow keeps the book moving and keeps the reader guessing. Is the husband lying? Is the son lying? What about the daughter? Whose side is she on? And in the end, when everything and everyone comes together, who will survive?
Here’s part of the back cover blurb:
IndefensibleWhen Elise Vanderzell plummets from her bedroom balcony one gorgeous summer night, her children awaken to a nightmare.
Their mother is dead.Their father is charged with her murder.Lawyer Kate Lange knows all about nightmares. She’s survived the darkest period of her troubled life and the wounds are still raw. Now she’s been handed a case that seems utterly unwinnable: defending her boss, high-profile lawyer Randall Barrett. A prosecutor’s dream suspect. Randall is a man who was cuckolded by his ex-wife. A man who could not control his temper. A man who had argued bitterly with the victim the previous day in full view of the children.
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I give Indefensible a rating of Hel-of-a-Story.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FTC Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Anna Ko with Planned TV Arts. She did not ask for a review and receiving the book did not influence my review. One thing I found interesting in Indefensible was the family dynamics. Both the husband and the wife were angry, yet they could not control their anger long enough to talk. The kids were hurting and angry, yet their needs were forgotten in the anger of the parents. Pamela Callow did a good job of showing how anger can lead to destruction.