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Book Review of Juror #3

Juror #3
Juror #3
Author: James Patterson
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Paperback
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I would say this book was hardly one of Patterson's best, but overall it was pretty good. It never left me feeling like "who cares" as legal mysteries sometimes do. No, there was never a point where I didn't feel at least a moderate compulsion to read on. The main character, Ruby Bozarth, portrayed as a new young lawyer in a small Mississipi town who suddenly finds herself tapped to serve as the defense lawyer in a racially charged felony that is way over her head, is immediately likable. Her character is no doubt the reason Patterson chose Nancy Allen, an experienced lawyer herself, as his co-author for this book, her first with Patterson. The ending which was far too predictable I found a bit disappointing and the character, Shorty a bit of an enigma, but otherwise I felt the book was a good 3-star read.