Sunday, March 28, 2010

"By Reason of Insanity" by Randy Singer


Randy Singer–pastor, lawyer, and author. Randy is a critically acclaimed author and veteran trial attorney. He has penned seven legal thrillers, including the award-winning debut novel, Directed Verdict. In addition to his law practice and writing, Randy serves as a teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He calls it his “Jekyll and Hyde thing.” He also teaches law at Regent University and serves on the board of legal advisers for the American Center for Law and Justice. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Virginia Beach. They have two grown children.

My review:

By Reason of Insanity has to be the most intellectual, emotional, and psychological novel by Randy Singer that I’ve ever read. The multiple twisted plots take you from the full realm of innocence to the possibility of insanity, possibly multiple personality, based on a prior traumatic event in her life.

Catherine O’Rourke is a well-known and respected Virginia Beach reporter accused of being a serial killer, known as the ‘Avenger of Blood,’ based on her dreams that divulge detailed information that only the killer would know. She claims she sees the crimes in her dreams and shares them only to be helpful to the investigators. Her claims ends her up in the slammer, where abuse and inhumane conditions occur.

Throw in Quinn Newberg, a pricey lawyer from Vegas, and the trial begins. It’s the trial of his life. He believes his client, but a wrench is thrown in every time he turns around, making him wonder if he will get his client off.

I’ve worked in trials in my past, and believe me, just when you think you are gaining ground, plaintiff’s counsel/prosecutor throws you for a loop, again and again, sometimes on a daily basis. This book kept knocking me off my feet, trying to figure out the end result. If you are open for a great thriller, this is the book for you. I, personally, do not give credence to the paranormal, but that aside, the book is terrific!

This is a book I retrieved from my local library.

It can be purchased here.

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