Sunday, March 4, 2012

Book Review - Retribution by Jilliane Hoffman

Retribution by Jilliane Hoffman

This book was recommended during Tea Time with Marce's Thrill Week. The author was an Assistant State Attorney, so it was good to read more legal details than the typical thriller though from memory, though its main focus was NOT on court scenes (which I do enjoy).

I read this over 3 months ago, and so a lot of the details have been forgotten. I remember I enjoyed reading it and learned something new, such as status of limitation on rape cases, and how it might be different in each state - since I didn't grow up here in the US, it still baffled me sometime how each state is so different when it comes to laws. I mean, for even something more general like car seat laws for children, it differs in each state in terms of height / weight / type of car seat needed. What if you go on a road trip? Do you need to get a new car seat in each state?!

Anyway I digress.

So the story didn't have much staying power, and none of the characters made a lasting impression, but it was a fun read (if you could call thrillers "fun") while it lasted. It was a little long though at 420 pages and could possibly be edited to a shorter length.

3.5 / 5 .

Note - The book was borrowed from the library.

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  1. I read this one many years ago when I worked at Borders. It ended up being one of our great thriller recommends and we sold tons. It terrified me! I went on to read the next one but then stopped.

    1. Oh I didn't even know there was a next one. I can see why it would be terrifying.

  2. I don't remember this one from Thrill Week, interesting on what we have on our lists from that :-)

    I am cracking up on the child seats, only an expecting mom would say that. I was so there with you. Bermuda is laid back but I have realised with traveling they are so serious. Some taxi's won't pick us up, hello, how the heck am I to get around, sigh.