With her newest release, QUESTION OF TRUST, Laura Caldwell
takes us back into the world of attorney Izzy McMcNeil.
When Question of Trust opens Izzy is on the threshold of a
new life. She has a new job working with her best friend
Maggie Bristol as a defense attorney, something fairly
unfamiliar to her as she was a corporate lawyer in one of
her previous careers, and she's about to move into a new
home with her boyfriend, Theo.
Sounds like life is just cruising right along for Izzy, so
of course it's time to toss in a few bumps and roadblocks.
After finding the perfect home, Theo is turned down for a
mortgage, but that's simply the first step in his life
Soon he's under arrest for embezzlement from the company he
co-owns with long time and trusted friend Eric. Theo swears
to his innocence but if he didn't take the funds then who
Can Izzy use her limited knowledge of the criminal defense
world to get Eric out of jail, and to eventually get the
charges dropped? With the help of Maggie and some unique
sources Izzy begins to dig deep into the founding of
HeadFirst, Theo's company.
When I turned the last page of QUESTION OF TRUST I was
satisfied with the resolution of the storyline, and thought
that Izzy was potentially in a really good place in her
life. Naturally, I always like to think a sequel is coming,
but if this is the last book in which we see Izzy and her
unique cast of friends I can set them to the side knowing
they've found their happy ever afters.
It's the holiday season in Chicago, and with her new gig as
a criminal lawyer and a burgeoning relationship with her
boyfriend, Theo, Izzy McNeil is determined to make this
Christmas a sparkling one. So when Theo mentions that his
lease is up on his apartment and he needs to find somewhere
to love for a few months, Izzy doesn't hesitate to tell him
to move into her condo until he buys a place.
WHen Izzy's home has a break in right after Theomoves in,
she ignores the coincidence. And when Theo is arrested on
charges of fraudd, she wants to believe he's innocent. But
when a neighbor is found dead, she can't ignore that
something is very very wrong.
Izzy can't forget how Theo was inexplicably turned down for
a mortgage on a town house. How can a successful business
owner be rejected for a mortgage? Moreover, how does she
explain Theo's recent moody silences? Or how a stranger
warned her that Theo needs to "give us what he owes..."?
Thrust into Theo's case, Izzy must walk the line between
attorney and lover and prove to a jury that Theo is
innocent. But only Izzy can decide whether trusting Theo
will keep her safe...or throw her into unimaginable danger.