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Central Park West: the unmissable debut legal thriller of the year

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It’s undeniable that [Comey’s] experience brings a plethora of realism to his first attempt at writing fiction. There is also an amusing and relatable episode (for lawyers, at least) involving a note that is passed to Carleton by her supervisor in the middle of a trial that she hopes will get her out of a tough spot but that turns out to be totally useless. The only complaints I had about the book were more attributable to the book's editors and not the author himself. I did feel like his background allowed him to delve really deep into the underlying motivation of these investigators that we might not see from other authors. Of course, I can't reveal any details without spoiling the whole thing for other readers, but I sure do recommend it to those who enjoy stories about crimes and courtrooms.

With a drastic change coming to her personal life and an attempt to process everything taking place, Nora will have to find a way to convict the accused and bring this mess to a close before anyone else dies. Intriguing criminal procedural mystery where the Governor of New York, Tony Burke, is found dead in his apartment supposedly killed by his wife.I was curious about Former FBI Director James Comey’s novel (Central Park West), and when I saw the blurb describing it as “…a masterful blend of legal thriller, police procedural and psychological drama,” I was REALLY intrigued because those are among my very favorite genres for escapist fiction.

I was pleasantly impressed with Central Park West, it has all the elements of a great crime/legal thriller and it all worked so well together. Well, we have the crime, we have a decent premise but the excitement gets lost for me as does the pace.The memorable characters at its heart will make you hope that this is the first book in a series but, regardless of the subject, James Comey is definitely on this reader’s must-read list. The story had lots of exposition of explaining, which I felt was unnecessary and weighed down the action. Central Park West is a truly outstanding debut novel, a sophisticated and engaging legal thriller that grabs the reader from the opening scene and doesn’t let go until the surprising ending.

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