- Paperback: 250 pages
- Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (July 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590589149
- ISBN-13: 978-1590589144
About the Author
Hillary Bell Locke graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, worked for a prominent New York law firm, and now practices law in a city far from New York--but not under that name.
I really enjoyed this legal thriller from Hillary Bell Locke. I love the title which was taken from a quote by Robert F. Kennedy: "Forgive your enemies, but remember their names." The main character, Cynthia Jakubek, is a new graduate from Harvard Law School. Being a high achiever from a working class family in Pittsburgh she is thrilled to be offered a position with a prestigious Wall Street law firm however due to the recession her actual hire date is not immediate. She takes an unpaid interim position with Pittsburgh legal crusader Luis Mendoza. She takes on the case of young Caitlin Bradshaw whose father has been murdered and whose body is found in a diorama of the 1775 Battle of Lexington in the city's museum. There are many twists and turns in the fast paced read. I never did figure out who the murderer was until it was revealed at the end by the author. There is an interconnected storyline involving Cynthia's fiance Paul. I don't want to give anything away but right from the start I felt that Cynthia was too good for Paul. I enjoyed the strength of character that Cynthia (Cindy) displayed throughout the novel.
I had never thought of this before: "You go to law school to learn law - not justice". So true.
I highly recommend this crime thriller from new author Hillary Bell Locke. Pick it up in July.