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The Truth About the Devlins: well-crafted family drama and suspenseful crime thriller.

The Devlins are a successful Philadelphia family. Attorneys Paul and Marie Devlin's law firm includes daughter Gabby and the golden child, son John, both also attorneys. John is anxiously awaiting his father's retirement so he can take over the company. And then there's TJ, the youngest son and the disappointment of the family. He's a recovering alcoholic who served time for an incident that happened while drunk. His family employs him as an "investigator" so he has a job, and they can keep an eye on him. When John confides in TJ that he thinks he killed a client, TJ stands by his brother and offers to help him. But TJ, who no one gives him proper credit for, actually knows how to investigate and starts to put together the truth as to why his brother found himself in this situation. As he works to stay sober, TJ starts uncovering much more than expected about his family and finds himself in danger.

With The Truth About the Devlins, author Lisa Scottoline is back with another exciting and suspenseful family drama. You'll feel immediate empathy for TJ as he works so hard to become a better man and earn the respect of his family, especially his father. He's a great character who doesn't hesitate to help his brother, even when it becomes more and more clear that John is not the near-perfect person TJ always thought he was. Sister Gabby's pro-bono case against several large pharmaceutical companies was fascinating. It's a well-crafted thriller from an author who never disappoints.

Many thanks to G.P. Putnam's Sons for the opportunity to read this book in advance.

Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.

Family Drama | Mystery Thriller.

Publication Date: March 26, 2024.

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