The Ophelia Cut - John Lescroart

The Ophelia Cut

By John Lescroart

  • Release Date: 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 125 Ratings

Description

WHEN A BRUTAL RAPIST IS MURDERED, A LOVING FATHER STANDS ACCUSED OF THE CRIME. DEFENSE ATTORNEY DISMAS HARDY MUST DEFEND HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW AND OLD FRIEND MOSES McGUIRE IN A THRILLING CASE THAT HITS FAR TOO CLOSE TO HOME.

Moses McGuire has good reason to be concerned about his beautiful twenty-three-year-old daughter, Brittany. She moves quickly from one boyfriend to the next, and always seems to prefer a new and mysterious stranger to a man she knows something about. But her most recent ex, Rick Jessup, isn’t willing to let her go, culminating in a terrible night when Brittany is raped.

Within twenty-four hours, Rick Jessup is dead, Moses McGuire is the prime suspect in the investigation, and Dismas Hardy has been hired to defend his brother-in-law. Making things even more complicated, McGuire has fallen off the wagon, and his stay in prison could bring to light old secrets that would destroy Hardy and his closest colleagues’ careers.

As the overwhelming evidence against McGuire piles up, Dismas Hardy focuses on planting doubt in the minds of the jurors—until, in a feat of legal ingenuity that is staggering in both its implications and its simplicity, Hardy sees a new way forward that might just save them all. But at what price?

For the first time since 2009, Dismas Hardy, the author’s most beloved protagonist, returns in a masterful novel that showcases Lescroart’s extraordinary story-telling gifts: a cast of flesh-and-blood characters, morally complex situations, and relentless, nail-biting suspense.

Reviews

  • Terrible Book

    1
    By Roma27
    I've never been so negative about a book as I've been with this one. The potential for a great story was there, but it failed to deliver. It was so boring as to put me to sleep. I can usually read even a bad book cover-to-cover but found myself skipping pages throughout the book just to finish it. I had just finished reading "The Keeper", a great book by the way, so decided to stick with Lescroart as I was hungry for another great storyline, but sadly, this was a huge DISAPPOINTMENT!
  • Great read

    5
    By Melsmom3
    I loved this book! I thought the ending was fabulous! I can't wait for the next one.
  • One of the Best!

    5
    By NVSVR
    The Ophelia Cut is extraordinarily plotted and marvelously written. Unlike many novels of this type, there is no clear, simple conclusion. As a "Who Done It?", it leaves more questions than answers. Still it is completely enjoyable ambiguity rather than confusion or disappointment, and the reader is left with a sense of satisfaction. This is the way the real world is.
  • The Ophelia Cut

    3
    By Swshrink
    Couldn't wait to find out what Dismas and Abe were up to. So disappointed. The denouement was disappointing and not believable. I'm still a Lescroat fan but this not one to remember.
  • Just ok

    3
    By Gophilliesgo
    The book is well written and the characters compelling, but the ending falls pretty flat and was a real disappointment.
  • The Ophelia Cut

    3
    By Boysmumas
    By boysmumas I've read all the John Lescroart books and have enjoyed them all. And The Ophelia Cut looked like another winner, however the ending was such a disappointment it ruined the experience. All through the plot I was waiting for the part where the ODDIT, but now I'm left to wonder what happened. What about Goodman and Lo? Did they receive any punishment for their nefarious deeds? Did Abe really have to retire? Did Gina have to lie? I'm not sure I'll read the next book in this series.
  • Good book.

    5
    By Ghuckaby
    Diz is my all time favorite fictional character, and this book didn't let me down. It's great to see all the characters back. The story is enthrall inch and the end is quite shocking in several ways. I enjoyed it thoroughly and would recommend it to anyone.

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