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  • Author:
    Michelle Spring
  • ISBN:
    0345437462
  • ISBN13:
    978-0345437464
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    Ballantine Books (November 28, 2006)
  • Pages:
    336 pages
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    Mystery
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Michelle Spring deserves her reputation as a topnotch writer of psychological suspense (In the Midnight Hour, Nights in White Satin. She goes full throttle again to deliver chills and nail biting tension with The Night Lawyer.

Michelle Spring deserves her reputation as a topnotch writer of psychological suspense (In the Midnight Hour, Nights in White Satin.

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The Night Lawyer: A Novel of Suspense. Michelle Spring was raised on Vancouver Island. She worked for many years as an academic in Cambridge where she lives with her husband and their two children. 0345437462 (ISBN13: 9780345437464). She has written several academic books and five Laura Principal thrillers. Books by Michelle Spring. Mor. rivia About The Night Lawyer.

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At night, sirens shriek through the air as red light blazes in the night sk. She must solve the case before her family becomes his target. Firefly is a riveting and intriguing novel that is aglow with sparks, suspense and mystique

At night, sirens shriek through the air as red light blazes in the night sky. Businesses and houses are burning. Theres a madman on the loose, and its not just about the firehes getting pretty fond of killing, too. There arent any leads, but there is a terrible media frenzy that gives this monster the nickname Firefly. Firefly is a riveting and intriguing novel that is aglow with sparks, suspense and mystique. Cornelson is an accomplished and gifted writer who keeps the reader captivated from the very first page. Shirley Erickson, MS, Sixth-Year Certificate in Reading Education.

'Spring loaded and razor sharp, All Day and a Night is a. .

'Spring loaded and razor sharp, All Day and a Night is a surprising and compelling thriller. But Alafair Burke has given us something more gripping than just a crime novel. NY attorney Carrie Blank takes a new job with an innocence project lawyer, working to exonerate convicted killer Anthony Amaro based on a new murder with a similar . But her real reason for taking the job is to find out who murdered her sister, Donna, one of the four prostitutes Amaro was accused of killing years ago in Utica, NY; but.

Michelle Spring, has published six crime novels including Every Breath You Take (short-listed as Best First Novel for both an Anthony and an Arthur Ellis Award), Nights in White Satin, In the Midnight Hour (winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel) and The Night Lawyer. She mentors novelists, and teaches both creative writing and academic writing.

The Night Lawyer: A Novel of Suspense is the next of Spring's crime novels

The Night Lawyer: A Novel of Suspense is the next of Spring's crime novels. This book follows Eleanor Porter, a young woman who is attempting to pull her life together following a difficult period, during which time her father was murdered and her lover left her, resulting in a mental breakdown. Then someone begins stalking her, and Eleanor's tenuous grip on her sanity begins to weaken

Her sixth book, The Night Lawyer (2006), a suspense novel, dispenses with Principal and focuses on the efforts of Eleanor .

Her sixth book, The Night Lawyer (2006), a suspense novel, dispenses with Principal and focuses on the efforts of Eleanor Porter to become strong and independent. Most readers find Spring’s Laura Principal series well crafted, readable, and imbued with a strong sense of place. Beard compares Spring’s novel of Cambridge’s scandalous decadence with the depiction of Oxford’s dispassionate quality by Colin Dexter (creator of Inspector Morse) and finds her lacking.

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Perfectly composed in a tailored skirt and jacket, Eleanor Porter walks confidently through the lobby of a gleaming skyscraper on London’s Isle of Dogs. The newly appointed “night lawyer” for the tabloid Chronicle, Eleanor has been hired to protect her employer from lawsuits. It’s a job she can do with her whole heart. After all, she knows what it’s like to be vulnerable.Three years ago, after the violent death of her father and her abandonment by her married lover, Eleanor fell apart. But with determination and courage, and with the newfound discipline of karate, she made her way back to the land of the living: She shed pounds, reshaped her appearance, bought herself a modest home, and kept the memories at bay. Now, with the new job, she hopes to launch herself into happiness.But one by one, problems emerge: the wayward young neighbor through whose walls Eleanor hears things she does not want to hear; the unsettling reappearance of her former lover; the security expert who catches her on camera in an intimate moment and decides that he is going to keep watching.Even more disturbing, someone is stalking her, following her on the nighttime streets of London. Whoever it is has gone so far as to break into her house–even to sleep in her bed. Eleanor knows that she is in real trouble, but the danger is even worse than she can imagine. And this time, the damage may be beyond all repair.In this white-knuckle novel of psychological suspense, Michelle Spring demonstrates her mastery at capturing the clean, well-lit façade of modern life–and the chaotic terrors that lurk just beneath the surface.

Hadadel
Michelle Spring, in her manifestation as author of the Laura Principal series, is one of my favorite mystery writers. I buy her books in hardback, which is how I ended up with The Night Lawyer on my hands. Alas! I spent weeks and weeks looking forward to this book's publication and saved it for my first reading after posting fall semester grades. And I couldn't believe the evidence of my eyes.

Oh, she did not write a chick lit book.

Yes, she did.

The mere absence of Laura Principal from Spring's pages is a reason for sadness, but that could have been a loss from which it would be possible to recover. After all, Ellie Porter might have been as interesting as the protagonists of Laurie R King's stand-alone novels. Spring, however, has changed not just characters, but genres. This is a romance. I kept waiting, waiting, waiting for it to turn into a mystery, but it stayed relentlessly in the pink genre, for all its hot orange dust-jacket.

Our heroine (definitely not a hero) Ellie Porter is tiny and feminine and hopelessly in love with a married man and recovering from a nervous breakdown (after married man dumped her) and victimized by a wicked mother and bossy friends and targeted by a stalker and asked out by every guy she meets and forced to cope with mean girls in the office place. And she cuts herself.

Please. This is a Lifetime movie.

Ellie has a pet, a hamster named Odysseus, cute and little. Even as I read about this adorable rodent, I know it is doomed to some generically gruesome end. Sadly, the hamster is appropriate in a pathetic way. Ellie is just not up to keeping a real pet -- too self-absorbed.

The breath-stopping suspense of the Laura Principal books is here morphed into low dread besieging poor little Ellie, she who is "tiny, but perfectly made," she of the cloud of hair and dusting of teeny freckles. Yes, she knows karate, but she doesn't like all that aggressive sparring they have to do, and -- although she's just so darned cute in her white pajamas -- neither she nor we feel her expertise could save her from all the mean men whose interest threatens her. (OK, she does have sex with a karate guy, but if you blink, you'll miss it.) Any elements of independence or self-confidence in Ellie seem to be there by mistake, leaching through from Spring's real hero, Laura. Even the archetypal transformation of the last 10 pages fails to rehabilitate Ellie's poor petite persona. And hearing her chant "all grown up now" at age 30 is deeply annoying.

For reasons passing my understanding, Spring chooses to narrate this in the present tense. Ellie comes and goes (fully half the novel is filled with her trips back and forth across the Isle of Dogs) and works and works out and sighs and cries all in the present tense. Is this a convention of the romance novel? It makes for very awkward reading: that which has happened, that which will happen, and that which is happening all inhabit the same temporal plain. If this device is intended to show us that Ellie is trapped in her own past, it's unnecessary. The endless iterations of her childhood fears more than accomplish that.

And then the syntax there is. "A chilly December day his birthday was, with a low gray ceiling of cloud, and Carl was in the back garden setting up a laundry line." What's up with that? No, it's not limited to narration about that one character, but pops up here and there and here, seemingly to no purpose. I keep expecting a red wheelbarrow and white chickens.

If you're looking for a murder mystery, keep looking. Try Laurie King or Deborah Crombie or the early Tanenbaum novels ghosted by Michael Gruber. Try Spring's Laura Principal books. Try for real women, not a cute and quivering victim.
Wilalmaine
This book had be hooked within the 1st couple of chapters. I lost much sleep trying to finish this book as I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. The main character was well rounded and easy to imagine. This book was a wonderful read.
Ckelond
The night lawyer is thirty-something Eleanor Porter, who at night screens the content of a London tabloid to keep them out of legal trouble. Ellie is supposed to be a sympathetic character who has pulled herself together after being hospitalized in a psychiatric ward after a traumatic breakup with her married lover Will. And she has other issues, namely, that of her father suddenly dying when she was eight for which she takes the blame.

Yet, she has the determination to become a lawyer and steadily advance through a man’s world of karate. She shows no fear in traversing the transportation systems and streets of London when she leaves work late at night. But now she becomes more and more certain that she is being stalked by an older man, who seems vaguely familiar. And Will reenters the scene.

This story simply does not resonate as it consists of endless trips back and back to work with Ellie obsessing about her issues past and present. One hardly knows how to take her. Is she a strong survivor or is she a weak sister? Her willingness to be victimized again overwhelms what few mysteries are in the story.
Anarasida
Lawyer Ellie Porter honestly thought her married lover was going to dump his wife to be with her. However, his wife got pregnant and he broke it off with her causing her to have a nervous breakdown. She commits herself into a psychiatric hospital and when she comes out she has to start over in her career. The only job she can get is THE NIGHT LAWYER for a tabloid paper the Chronicle making sure the stories reporters write aren't libelous.

Carl Hewitt who notices Ellie getting out of the lift starts watching her because she is like a breath of fresh air in the polluted political arena. Jonathan, a colleague from work, befriends her and an unknown co-worker Tristan Blacombe compliments her on her work. However, her personal life is in turmoil as she feels someone is stalking her. Ellie also has a threatening letter delivered to her and has a peeping tom watching her from behind some bushes on her lawn when she is semi-naked. Most frightening of all someone broke into her house and she was never aware of it. If she doesn't get some answers soon, she will have another nervous breakdown.

Michelle Spring has written an extraordinary work of psychological suspense with a gothic foreboding atmosphere that sends a chill down the spines of the reader. The protagonist is trying to stay calm in the face of adversity but as she feels increasingly threatened, she is determined to find out who is doing this to her and why. THE NIGHT LAWYER will be appreciated by those readers who like the works of Joy Fielding and Jody Picoult.

Harriet Klausner