Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure

A Novel

Book - 2018 | Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
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There's nothing Jilly Truitt likes more than winning a case, especially against her former mentor, prosecutor Cy Kenge. Now she's building her own criminal defense firm and making a name for herself. When the affluent and enigmatic Vincent Trussardi is accused of his wife Laura's murder, Jilly agrees to defend him, despite predictions that the case is a sure loser and warnings from those close to her to stay away from the Trussardi family. Determined to prove everyone wrong, Jilly investigates Laura's death, hoping to discover a shred of evidence that might give the jury a reasonable doubt. But she is confronted by damning evidence and uncooperative witnesses at every turn. Someone isn't telling the truth, but whom? With her reputation and Vincent's life on the line, Jilly tries to unravel the web of secrets surrounding Laura's murder. But every answer leads to another mystery, and as Jilly digs deeper, she uncovers a startling revelation that will change not only the case, but her life forever.
Publisher: Toronto :, Simon & Schuster,, 2018.
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
ISBN: 9781501172786
Characteristics: 341 pages
341 pages


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Apr 26, 2019

If only the ending was as good as the rest of the book. The writing was enjoyable and skilled but the plot is only adequate with the male characters mostly there to support the main female character’s ups and downs. Why only two stars? The ending was wholly disappointing which in this genre should be the peak narrative drive leading the reader to think “I didn’t see that coming” rather than a “you’ve got to be kidding” which happened here.

Jan 06, 2019

Good read. Well done first legal procedural by former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Jan 03, 2019

Bravo. This is a first rate novel by the former chief justice of Canada. Well done. One of those mysteries you just can't put down. Margaret Atwood take note.

Despite the sterling career of the author, this book does not rate much above good chick-lit.
The female lawyer is mercurial. The head of police is a bully. The boyfriend has to go and find himself and the law is an ass. I hope McLaughlin's second novel offers more depth in her characters and more complexity in the legal cases she is reflecting in her writing.

Jul 29, 2018

It was O.K. but a real unexpected ending.

Jul 07, 2018

An excellent and thrilling read. I had trouble putting it down, resulting in one of my quickest reads for a book of this size. Definitely recommend it to others. I'm sure you will enjoy it!

Apr 29, 2018

This legal thriller is written by the now-retired 17th Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to hold this position and the longest-serving Chief Justice of Canada in history. Needless to say, there are many detailed courtroom scenes here. Full Disclosure is the story of Jilly Truitt, a criminal defense attorney in Vancouver, BC, who is hired by Vincent Trussardi who is charged with the murder of his wife Laura. The reader is a witness to the manipulation of justice by both the prosecution and the defense side of this case. There are many secondary characters and the plot is well-developed. The tension builds till the end, where several unexpected events are revealed. This is a first novel for Beverley McLachlin but I hope there will be more to come.

Apr 24, 2018

Our former Chief Justice has written an excellent first novel. She has truly followed the maxim, “Write about what you know.” I enjoyed everything about this novel: the setting – Canadian, the plot – Canadian, the characters – Canadian, the back references – Canadian! Yay for CanLit!

Congratulations Beverley McLachlin on an outstanding first novel! I am looking forward to the sequel!

I received a free copy of this ebook via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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