After years of silence, Texan lawyer Scott Fenney receives a devastating phone call from his ex-wife. She has been accused of murdering her boyfriend - the man she left Scott for - and is begging Scott to defend her. If Rebecca is found guilty, she will be sentenced to life imprisonment. Her future is in his hands.
Scott is used to high-stakes cases, but this one is bigger than anything he has handled before. As he prepares to take the stand in the most dramatic courtroom appearance of his life, Scott is forced to question everything he believes to get to the truth - to save the life of the ex-wife he still loves.
It's nice to be re-acquinted again with Scott Fenney from The Colour of Law which I read many years ago. It was the first book by Mark that I've read and since then I have enjoyed his other books such as The Perk and The Abduction. I have not read The Common Lawyer yet. Can't seems to find it in the stores.
Anyway, I liked Scott Fenney in The Colour of Law and fews year on a couple more books down the road, I still like him here in Accused. I can't say I like the wife. She is a tough and smart cookie but not likable. However, Scott is still very much attracted to her and we can see and feel his mixed emotions as he tries to defend her from the crime that she's been accused of.
He brought the whole family and extended family down to Galveston beach and the whole book was about him interviewing witnesses and others in the golf circuit, finding lots of motives why others would want Trey dead.
I have been a big fan of Mark Gimenez and he didn't disappoint in this book especially in the last chapter where you might be totally charmed by the twist in the epilogue so don't read ahead and spoilt it all for yourself.