October 18, 2018
"I feel rich as a Lannister." ~ pg. 153
Ruby Bozarth is a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi; hence, new to the Mississippi Bar where she is appointed as defense counsel in a racially charged felony case. One of the town's oldest rich families lost a relative. The woman was murdered allegedly by an injured college football star turned waitstaff. Totally inexperienced but Ruby is determined to build a defense that will stick.
"My mama didn't raise no quitter." ~ pg. 31
Ruby finds help from a cast of colorful characters. Suzanne is a hard-working armed attorney. Shorty is a diner cook with shady country club connections. And Lee Greene happens to be Ruby's ex-fiancé also on trial for murder. This small town is full of opinions and secrets, especially from the twelve men and women on the jury.
"...whispering 'Sheeiitt' under his breath." ~ pg. 9
I love and hate when James Patterson releases a standalone novel. In this case, Juror #3 was like two novels hard-bound into one. Of course I love his writing and consider myself a super fan (stan much). But I am disappointed when I actually like the main characters from a standalone novel because I won't ever read about them again. Sequels are not common for Patterson. And the co-author may or may not team up with him a second time. But I so want Ruby Bozarth and friends to be made into a series! That is how much I enjoyed Juror #3.
Title: Juror #3
Author: James Patterson & Nancy Allen
Published: September 2018
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤