12 Months to Live opening lines: “For the last time,” my client says to me. “I. Did. Not. Kill. Those. People.”
Jane has been given a year to live, if she does not seek treatment for her cancer. Her Doctor, and best friend, is trying to get her to make the right decisions. But Jane is busy. She is defending a client who claims he is not a murderer. She is training hard for both fitness and to try and break a record. And on top of that, she has been hired to solve a cold case. Not to mention the dog she is caring for, and the new man in her life. And then there is the small matter of someone trying to kill her. Will she even get to see the year out?
12 Months to Live
Her name is Jane Smith. But to friends and foes, she’s Jane Effing Smith.Why? Because she’s the best criminal defence attorney in the Hamptons – the elite world of New York’s rich and infamous. Because she’s as good an investigator as she is a lawyer. Because she’s tough. She’s strong.As Jane is preparing to defend a high-profile client accused of a triple homicide, she’s also hired to revive a cold case – a cluster of unsolved murders.Then another bombshell lands. A devastating medical diagnosis. Terminal. She’s got a year to live.But for now, she has a trial to win. Unless one of her many enemies kills her first.
This novel, co-written by Mike Lupica, was a great read. A real page turner that had enough crime mystery to keep you hooked, and a little bit of love on the side to make you interested in whether Jane survives or not.
About the Author:
James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past nine years in a row.
He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.
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- 2012: Food Quiz Number 9 For A Friday
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