The Murder Rule By Dervla McTiernan

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The Murder Rule: A Novel By Dervla McTiernan

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Book/Novel Author: Dervla McTiernan

Book/Novel Title: The Murder Rule

 

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“Matters culminate in a courtroom fireworks display worthy of Perry Mason in his prime. “The Murder Rule” holds one’s interest from its cheeky opening pages through its final scene.” —Wall Street JournalFor fans of the compulsive psychological suspense of Ruth Ware and Tana French, a mother daughter story—one running from a horrible truth, and the other fighting to reveal it—that twists and turns in shocking ways, from the internationally bestselling author of The Scholar and The Ruin.First Rule: Make them like you.Second Rule: Make them need you.Third Rule: Make them pay.They think I’m a young, idealistic law student, that I’m passionate about reforming a corrupt and brutal system.They think I’m working hard to impress them.They think I’m here to save an innocent man on death row. They’re wrong. I’m going to bury him.
Ever so good. From beginning to end your interest is swirling! Very hard to pur down! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
A thoroughly absorbing and satisfying novel illustrating how we think we know 110 percent of the truth, the way we want to see it and how it may possibly fall apart in front of us no matter how we try to not see it. Not just on an interlectural level but on a day to day level, radically changing how you live corresponding to what you believe. I smugly considered myself a right/wrong person with little respect for grey areas. Now I will try to see, evaluate and maybe, just maybe, alter my perceptions. Brilliant book!
This could have been a really good story, if the writer had taken the time to have it read through by an attorney practicing in the US. Being fiction, I could let that pass. However, the resolution to the story/ending is so bizarre, and the elements leading up to it so stretching the imagination that it felt like reading fantasy. A huge disappointment from a usually solid writer.
The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan was pretty twisted. I liked the rules. No matter what, the end justifies the means? Perhaps just this time.
The premise of this novel intrigued me from the start. I thought I had it all figured out, only to be totally thrown by what was actually going on. The protagonist was rather unlikable, but the overall story makes it worth the read.
The tag line is correct… no one is innocent in this story. Except Sean… he’s a good guy.I honestly don’t know how to review this without giving anything away… so I’ll just say that it’s told from two points of view and two time periods: Present day- Hannah and 1994- Hannah’s mother. Just when you think you’ve got the whole story, you find out that you know nothing. Great read!

 

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