Madison Rivera, a bright, ambitious Harvard Law student, has been invited to apply for an internship with Judge Kathryn Conroy, who is also her professor. Madison has just learned that her troubled brother Danny has been arrested on federal drug charges. He believes he's been set up by a dirty cop who is in cahoots with the judge. And that judge just happens to be Kathryn. Madison keeps her brother's identity from the judge and once she's hired, she tries to help him. While a pseudo-friendship develops between the two women, neither trusts the other. Told from dual points-of-view, Kathryn's backstory is revealed as Madison is discovering that her idol may not be the same person who she's long admired and had hoped to emulate. And Danny is not the only one in danger in this taut cat-and-mouse legal thriller.
The Intern by Michele Campell is fast-paced and filled with on-going suspense. It kept me glued. The interesting, flawed characters were well-developed. As the story unfolded, there were clever, unexpected plot developments. And while some aspects strained credulity, I have come to accept this as part of enjoying the genre. It's worth a look.
Many thanks to St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read this book in advance.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Legal Thriller | Suspense.
Publication Date: October 3, 2023.
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