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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library MOR (Text) 33500013497870 New Checked out 12/14/2021
Climax Public Library MOR (Text) 33500013497888 New In transit -
Red Lake Falls Public Library MOR (Text) 35500006523722 New Checked out 12/27/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063204331
  • ISBN: 0063204339
  • ISBN: 9780063205635
  • ISBN: 0063205637
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

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"Ellice Littlejohn seemingly has it all: an Ivy League law degree, a well-paying job as a corporate attorney in midtown Atlanta, great friends, and a "for fun" relationship with a rich, charming executive, who just happens to be her white boss. But everything changes one cold January morning when Ellice arrives in the executive suite and finds him dead with a gunshot to his head. And then she walks away like nothing has happened. Why? Ellice has been keeping a cache of dark secrets, including a small-town past and a kid brother who's spent time on the other side of the law. She can't be thrust into the spotlight -- again. But instead of grieving this tragedy, people are gossiping, the police are getting suspicious, and Ellice, the company's lone black attorney, is promoted to replace her boss. While the opportunity is a dream come true, Ellice just can't shake the feeling that something is off. When she uncovers shady dealings inside the company, Ellice is trapped in an impossible ethical and moral dilemma. Suddenly, Ellice's past and present lives collide as she launches into a pulse-pounding race to protect the brother she tried to save years ago and stop a conspiracy far more sinister than she could have ever imagined..." -- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 November #1
    *Starred Review* Ellice Littlejohn grew up poor and Black in rural Chillicothe, Georgia, where she left a lot of secrets behind. Now a corporate lawyer with an Ivy League law degree in midtown Atlanta, she luxuriates in Italian sheets and a Prada coat. Sometimes she shares those sheets with her married white boss. That's a big lie to live, along with those she tells to keep her past hidden. "Every lie you tell, every secret you keep, is a fragile little thing that must be protected and accounted for," says Ellice. One frosty January morning, she arrives for an early morning meeting and finds her boss dead. What appears to be suicide is determined to be murder, and having been hastily promoted as his replacement, she becomes a prime suspect. The first-person narrative will hold the reader captive as Ellice struggles under a tremendous burden of moral and ethical issues, both personal and professional. Then comes danger, when she realizes something definitely illegal is going on within the company. Woven into the story is an eye-opening look at what it is to fight all the -isms of being Black and female in America. Ellice is a compelling and multidimensional hero in this must-have debut that will be embraced by all legal-thriller readers. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Corporate lawyers > Fiction.
Women lawyers > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Executives > Crimes against > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Law firms > Corrupt practices > Fiction.
Racism in the workplace > Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
FICTION / African American & Black / Mystery & Detective.
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Legal fiction (Literature)

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