Best Intentions

Jack Hilliard is a thirty five year old assistant DA who appears to have it all intelligence, good looks, a great job, and a strong marriage to his wife, Claire But Jack finds himself at a crossroads in his life when, on the same night his boss announces his resignation as DA, his subterranean flirtation with his enigmatic lawyer friend Jenny bubbles to the surface JackJack Hilliard is a thirty five year old assistant DA who appears to have it all intelligence, good looks, a great job, and a strong marriage to his wife, Claire But Jack finds himself at a crossroads in his life when, on the same night his boss announces his resignation as DA, his subterranean flirtation with his enigmatic lawyer friend Jenny bubbles to the surface Jack soon learns how easy it is to compromise his values and comfortable life for ambition and desire Despite Claire s counsel to stand by his beliefs, Jack misrepresents his position on the death penalty to secure the top spot at the DA s office As the pressures of the campaign mount, he struggles to deny his growing obsession with Jenny, who supports his ambitions at whatever cost When Jenny is charged with a heinous crime, and Jack is the only one who can prove her innocence, he must make a Hobson s choice save Jenny by speaking out, or save his marriage and career by remaining silent Best Intentions is about the relationships we forge and those we destroy, despite our good intentions.
Best Intentions Jack Hilliard is a thirty five year old assistant DA who appears to have it all intelligence good looks a great job and a strong marriage to his wife Claire But Jack finds himself at a crossroads

  • Title: Best Intentions
  • Author: Julie Compton
  • ISBN: 9781594660887
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Julie Compton

    Julie Compton is the internationally published author of TELL NO LIES, RESCUING OLIVIA, and the just released KEEP NO SECRETS a sequel to TELL NO LIES.What reviewers say about TELL NO LIES Compton s debut is a taut, tense cautionary tale complete with courtroom drama and a surprise ending Kirkus Reviews starred review Tell No Lies is an absorbing account of an honourable man gradually yielding to multiple temptations, and a strong debut from a writer who knows her law, and importantly, can depict the ebb and flow of relationships, the conflict between love and desire and the irresistible urge to self destruct of a man who has everything The Guardian UK Tell No Lies bears comparison to Turow s landmark 1987 debut, which has launched numerous imitations if few equals The prose is solid, the plotting assured, and the characters believable There s even a marvelous surprise ending Fort Myers News Press Compton proves she has real storytelling skills Tell No Lies final twist is as stunning as that classic surprise in Scott Turow s Presumed Innocent South Florida Sun Sentinel A real seat edge thriller packed with the heady ingredients of power, passion, lies, lust and disaster Peterborough Evening Telegraph UK A remarkably lucid writer Verdict Suspenseful and genuinely sexy Orlando Magazine A promising debut Booklist Readers will like this debut by a practicing attorney for its fluid prose and insight into the legal system Library Journal Compton adds a very sexy pair of legs to Scott Turow legal thriller territory Daily Mirror UK Compton does better in getting inside the mind of males than most male writers do in describing the thinking of females St Louis Post DispatchWhat reviewers say about RESCUING OLIVIA Compton s intense, entertaining second novel involves a horrifying coverup and a powerful new drug She pulls off a super satisfying resolution to this romantic thriller Publishers WeeklyA m odern day fairy tale about a princely Florida lawn guy who must rescue his princess from a clutch of monsters Compton burrows so deeply into Olivia s and Anders troubled back stories and dramatizes in such psychologically compelling terms the swain s attempt to rescue his princess that the result is a pleasing hybrid of fairy tale and contemporary thriller Her increasingly pointed questions about what exactly it would mean to rescue Olivia make the journey worthwhile Kirkus Reviews A page turner Booklist The intricate plot of this intense family drama unfolds layer by layer as a so called accident forces two people to learn the harsh lesson that sometimes it s those closest to you that cause the most damage Compton certainly knows how to spin an engrossing tale Nothing is quite as it appears, which causes the suspense level to continually rise in anticipation of what s to come RT Book Reviews Clearly over the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, Rescuing Olivia is a terrific amateur sleuth thriller Anders is a refreshing hero His efforts to find and rescue Olivia make for a wonderful drama Harriet Klausner

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