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The Best Friend PDF Ï The Best  Kindle - Adam Mitzner is a practicing attorney in New York who has somehow found the time to write eight legal thrillers set in New York Just about a year ago, I reveiewed A Matter of Will, and began my review by saying I don t recall reading anything by Adam Mitzner, and I have no idea why Somehow, between then and now, I forgot about him, but thanks to Thomas Mercer and NetGalley, I recently received a copy of The Best Friend in exchange for this honest review and found it to be pretty much per Adam Mitzner is a practicing attorney in New York who has somehow found the time to write eight legal thrillers set in New York Just about a year ago, I reveiewed A Matter of Will, and began my review by saying I don t recall reading anything by Adam Mitzner, and I have no idea why Somehow, between then and now, I forgot about him, but thanks to Thomas Mercer and NetGalley, I recently received a copy of The Best Friend in exchange for this honest review and found it to be pretty much perfect as an escape for someone who s been sheltering in place for a few months This is 3 in the Clint Broden series, but even though I haven t read either Dead Certain or Never Goodbye, I found this one to be fine as a standalone It gives a great deal of Clint s backstory as it bounces back and forth between present day and thirty plus years ago When Clint was just starting his legal career in New York, he defended his BFF Nick Zamora in a case that made headlines and kickstarted Clint into his role as THE sought after attorney for the rich and famous.Although Clint had suspicions about the circumstances surrounding the drowning death of Nick s wife back then, he chose to believe his friend hadn t murdered his wife of one month But their friendship wasn t the same after that, and for the next few decades they went their separate ways Nick comes back into Clint s life, once again accused of killing his wife this time a trophy fit to be seen on the arm of the megastar author and celebrity Nick has become As the story unfolds, it seems possible that Clint might have a reason to agree to take the case other than wanting to prove Nick s innocence.It s a fun read, well plotted with some interesting ethical dilemmas and fully developed characters Like I said, I ll be seeking outof Mr Mitzner s work, and give this one five stars No one should ever doubt their own guilt Clint Broden and Nick Zamora were childhood friends Clint now an upcoming lawyer and happily married and Nick an upcoming author just recently married They had a long standing joke between them that if one of them ever killed anyone, the other would come help with the shovel Was it a premonition of what was to come Clint received a call from his office from an emotional Nick that his wife died in their bathtub The testing of what a friendship is whe No one should ever doubt their own guilt Clint Broden and Nick Zamora were childhood friends Clint now an upcoming lawyer and happily married and Nick an upcoming author just recently married They had a long standing joke between them that if one of them ever killed anyone, the other would come help with the shovel Was it a premonition of what was to come Clint received a call from his office from an emotional Nick that his wife died in their bathtub The testing of what a friendship is when Clint stood by his friend and ultimately represented him when he was charged with murder He believed that Nick was innocent It was his job to cast doubt to the jury.The narration is done in 3 parts in this legal thriller Clint as he describes his friendship with Nick, his marriage to Anna along with their hopes and dreams It was detailed as the trial went on and his strategy to set Clint free.Anna his wife and after the trial how she desired to start a family She put a hold on her dreams to be an actress when she realized that being a mom was the best act she ever dreamed of.Nicky after the trial moved to California and became the successful author His new marriage and the how friendships seem to die on their own until you need them once again.A good thriller has many turns and twists and to give anything away is death to a book This book deserves to be read with anticipation as it deals with friendship, marriage, and forgiveness A bit of redemption tops it off Adam Mitzner does well in head games with his characters Highly recommend A Special Thank you to Thomas Mercer and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review. The Charts bestselling seriesFrom the author of Dead Certain comes a twisting novel of friendship, love, and marriage and all their cunning and deadly betrayals Back in , Clint Broden was a novice New York defense attorney building a family with his wife, Anne, and impatient for his career to take off That s when his defense of his closest friend, Nick Zamora, made headlines In spite of his lingering suspicions that his soul mate since childhood had a secret, Clint was dedicated to believing Nick hadn t murdered his new brideThree decades later, Clint is now the celebrated go to attorney for the rich and famous Nick is a lauded literary superstar living his dreams in Los Angeles Though separated by thirty years and three thousand miles, they re still bound by one thing the trial that tested the limits of their friendshipAfter all these years, the last thing Clint expects is to be pulled back into Nick s disruptive life But this time, his motives for getting involved might be different from proving his old friend s innocence It could be Clint s last chance to force a reckoning with the sins of the past 4.5 stars The Best Friend is the third in the Broden Legal series by Adam Mitzner, and it is my first read by this author The book can be read as a standalone and I did not note any references to previous books in the series This book is a solid legal mystery, It is not a thriller and not really all that suspenseful but a good read with a fluid writing style that I enjoyed The whodunnits, whowuzzits and why are obvious, but I still really enjoyed the novel and watching how the stories unfold 4.5 stars The Best Friend is the third in the Broden Legal series by Adam Mitzner, and it is my first read by this author The book can be read as a standalone and I did not note any references to previous books in the series This book is a solid legal mystery, It is not a thriller and not really all that suspenseful but a good read with a fluid writing style that I enjoyed The whodunnits, whowuzzits and why are obvious, but I still really enjoyed the novel and watching how the stories unfolded The book describes several major events and POV s in the lives of two best friends from childhood, Attorney Clint and Writer Nick, and the POV of Clint s wife, Anne We are introduced to the friends in their late 20 s early 30 s when Nick is accused of murdering his bride of one month motive having an affair Clint, currently building a legal practice of his own, drops everything and jumps in to defend BF Nick The legal arguments were interesting, Nick is found not guilty by reasonable doubt not really a spoiler and Clint s career as a Criminal Law attorney skyrockets Skip forward thirty years and the estranged but still best friends are embroiled in the murder trial of Nick s second wife no comment Again, Clint who is now a Criminal Lawyer superstar steps up to the plate and defends his Best Friend the legal procedures and arguments in this latter case are eveninteresting and dubious The major related events in Anne s life are not being disclosed here to leave at least some of the possibly unexpected to your imagination.I will be looking for this author again and I am interested and curious to read another in the series I really loved the book and only rounded down to 4 stars because of the predictability of events in the novel I like to be gobsmacked Thank you NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review The Best Friend Is Mitzner s Best Book Yet Having read all seven of this author s previous books I was very pleased to be given an advance copy of The Best Friend the third book in the Broden Legal series by NetGalley and the publisher to read.For quite some time now Adam Mitzner has been on my list of my don t miss authors meaning that if he wrote it, I ll be rushing to read it but with The Best Friend he s risen to near the pinnacle of this list This is because The Best Friend demons The Best Friend Is Mitzner s Best Book Yet Having read all seven of this author s previous books I was very pleased to be given an advance copy of The Best Friend the third book in the Broden Legal series by NetGalley and the publisher to read.For quite some time now Adam Mitzner has been on my list of my don t miss authors meaning that if he wrote it, I ll be rushing to read it but with The Best Friend he s risen to near the pinnacle of this list This is because The Best Friend demonstrates that Mitzner has, yet again, further advanced his skills for writing intelligent, credible, very hard to put down thrillers mysteries, with very well developed characters.Without describing its plot, which can be read about in the Book Description above, The Best Friend shares and in some cases surpasses many of the same qualities I felt were characteristic of each of Mitzner s seven previous highly recommendable books 1 excellent pacing, which starts off slow and steadily builds to a level that will have you turning the pages at a rapid pace to find out what happens next 2 creating highly realistic flawed, yet sympathetic, characters 3 providing such true to life prose that makes you feel you are actually hearing the characters speaking their words 4 having the main character and most of his secondary characters be so fully dimensionalized that you forget you are reading a book and not right there with them experiencing the turmoil in their personal and professional lives and 5 providing some interesting plot twists.I think it s obvious from my above comments that I highly recommend you rush out to read a copy of The Best Friend when it is released on or about April 14th The same recommendation applies to each of Mitzner s other mystery legal thriller books The Best Friend Net Galley I Loved This Book The Best Friend is the first book I ve read by this author, and I found it to be totally riveting I seem to have been in a bit of a rut lately, with not coming across any 5 star books, but this book hit it out of the ballpark It dealt with love, friendship, grief, forgiveness, deceit, and ethics in a totally irresistible way I m so happy to have found another author I love and I will definitely be readingof Mr Mitzner s books A lawyer named Clint Broden has just received a call from his friend Nick Zamora who s informed him that his new bride Carolyn McDermott had drowned in their bathtubNicky then hires Clint to represent him and he wins Several years later, Nicky s new wife Samantha goes missing and once again Nicky reaches out to his old friend, Clint to represent him However, some new evidence start to come to light making Clint question Nicky s innocence.Engaging courtroom scenes, interesting dialogues a A lawyer named Clint Broden has just received a call from his friend Nick Zamora who s informed him that his new bride Carolyn McDermott had drowned in their bathtubNicky then hires Clint to represent him and he wins Several years later, Nicky s new wife Samantha goes missing and once again Nicky reaches out to his old friend, Clint to represent him However, some new evidence start to come to light making Clint question Nicky s innocence.Engaging courtroom scenes, interesting dialogues and an intricate plot Would recommend If you love legal thrillers.Thank you to the author, NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Clint Broden and Nick Zamora have been best friends since childhood By the mid 1980s, Clint is a struggling attorney in New York, and Nick is working on becoming a famous author Nick was always the one the girls flocked around, tall and handsome with the good looks women find irresistible While not quite in Nick s league when it came to romance, Clint did okay.Both men got married But only two months after Nick s wedding, his wife died The cops weren t buying the theory that it was an accid Clint Broden and Nick Zamora have been best friends since childhood By the mid 1980s, Clint is a struggling attorney in New York, and Nick is working on becoming a famous author Nick was always the one the girls flocked around, tall and handsome with the good looks women find irresistible While not quite in Nick s league when it came to romance, Clint did okay.Both men got married But only two months after Nick s wedding, his wife died The cops weren t buying the theory that it was an accident Twenty seven year old women don t drown in their bathtubs Nick swears that s what happened, and Clint believes him, or thinks he does Anyway, he immediately jumps in to defend him, yet begins to wonder if he can or should represent him, since he s his best friend It may not be the wisest move Despite Clint s protests, though, Nick won t take no for an answer.By the time the trial is finally over, the dynamics between the two have changed Perhaps it was inevitable During the course of the case, Clint found out things he really didn t want to know Facts emerged, and doubts settled in So the distance grew wider and wider, and then Clint didn t see Nick for decades In reality, he figured his old friend might never be in his life again But that turns out to be wrong Very wrong.In the intervening years, Nick made it to the bestseller list, while Clint became a celebrated criminal defense lawyer Now, their hard won fame brings them together in a most spectacular way It almost seems like old times again, the best friends enjoying each other like before, but those simmering secrets have a way of making themselves back to the surface They never were completely forgotten It s hard to keep secrets buried And now it s hard to keep them from eating at the friendship The love between Clint and Nick may have taken a turn But how will that affect their latest problem Adam Mitzner has an excellent grasp on the legal world Being a Manhattan attorney, he knows his stuff Once he takes his readers inside the courtroom, he leads them through the trial like he s working with a live jury, only leaving out the dull parts And believe me, there s nothing dull about THE BEST FRIEND, not even the hours in front of the judge Maybe least of all the hours in front of the judge, because Clint is, after all, an exceptional trial attorney, and he has some stunning Perry Mason moments.But this legal thriller isn t simply about solving the mystery it s about friendship and conscience, and the complications that arise when the two collide What would you do if you doubted your best friend s innocence Attorneys don t have to believe that their client didn t commit the crime they just have to defend them in a court of law Friends aren t afforded that same luxury Clint might end up sorry he agreed to take the case Then again, what he learns may surprise him in a way he wasn t expecting.Reviewed by Kate Ayers This novel was fun to read, and I had no trouble staying with it once I dove in I ve spent 30 years in a law firm, and it was fun to follow the processes and case flow, with insight on the strategy That said, the writing is clear and well explained for those who may not be familiar with some of the terms and processes POV switches, which can sometimes confuse me if they are not clear, were well executed and added interest.Using Franz Kafka s quote at the beginning was brilliant My guidin This novel was fun to read, and I had no trouble staying with it once I dove in I ve spent 30 years in a law firm, and it was fun to follow the processes and case flow, with insight on the strategy That said, the writing is clear and well explained for those who may not be familiar with some of the terms and processes POV switches, which can sometimes confuse me if they are not clear, were well executed and added interest.Using Franz Kafka s quote at the beginning was brilliant My guiding principle is this Guilt is never to be doubted.The main character, Mr Clinton Broden, was easy to have empathy for.so many things happening in his life, and yet he makes time to honor his lifelong friendship by providing service and sacrifice to his best friend Nicky Other characters were well fleshed out, but not so over drawn that a reader could see the writing on the wall it kept me guessing and second guessing I love a good mystery Especially about lawyers But a lawyer is a tricky character and are often drawn too slick, too smart and too cold and calculating All my years have taught me that they are some of that, sometimes, but in their real lives, well.are not This is my first read of the author s work I m tracking down his other novels to catch up 4 stars.Thanks to Adam Mitzner, Thomas Mercer and NetGalley for an ARC and the opportunity to read and review this book Wow Just wow Not that I m terribly surprised, mind you I ve read two other books by this author although not in this series and loved them both but this one pretty much blew me away.In 1986, struggling defense attorney Clint Broden lands an unexpected client His best friend, Nick Zamora, who s been charged with the murder of his new wife Carolyn, a successful attorney in her own right Nick, an aspiring writer, insists he s innocent out of loyalty if nothing else, Clint agrees to serve Wow Just wow Not that I m terribly surprised, mind you I ve read two other books by this author although not in this series and loved them both but this one pretty much blew me away.In 1986, struggling defense attorney Clint Broden lands an unexpected client His best friend, Nick Zamora, who s been charged with the murder of his new wife Carolyn, a successful attorney in her own right Nick, an aspiring writer, insists he s innocent out of loyalty if nothing else, Clint agrees to serve as his attorney even though he has a few misgivings But he makes his living defending people he strongly suspects are guilty after all, they, too, are entitled to a fair trial.What happens in the courtroom changes both men s lives 30 or so years later, Nick has left New York for Los Angeles, realizing his lifelong dream of becoming a respected writer of novels, screenplays and other lucrative assignments Clint, who gained fame at the conclusion of Nick s trial, is in demand as well he and his wife, Anne, have two mostly grown daughters one a talented singer who takes after her mother and all s right with both men s worlds.Until it isn t What are the chances that lightening will strike twice Nick and Clint haven t spoken since Nick moved to the other side of the country, but now they must as Nick once again is desperate for legal help from his old friend But many other things have changed, especially in Clint s mind Old suspicions die hard pun intended , so will he be able to let bygones be bygones at any cost Chapters shift from Clint to Nick to Clint s wife, Anne, giving readers insights into what s really going on including plenty of surprises I wish I could bespecific, but revealing muchwould spoil the excitement for other readers.So for now, all I can do is profusely thank the publisher, via NetGalley, for allowing me to read and review a pre release copy I m still trying to catch my breath highly recommended

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