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Central Park West: the unmissable debut legal thriller of the year

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Nora is working her dream job, while trying to raise her young daughter with the help of her mother.

Many thanks to the publisher, via NetGalley, for the opportunity to dive into a pre-release copy of this one. I loved the organized crime aspect, the feds against the locals, the loyalty of the mobsters to each other. I don't think women need to cheerlead for other women; we just don't need to actively encourage and support one another's downfalls. After he was fired as FBI Director, Comey held the King Lecture Chair in Public Policy at Howard University for 2017-18 and served as a Distinguished Lecturer in Public Policy at William and Mary for 2018-2019.

A mobster’s trial and the murder of a former New York governor reveal a possible intersection between the Mafia and politics. While the killing of a disgraced former governor appears unconnected to the trial, the fallout from his death means a guilty verdict hangs in the balance. The big twist at the end is that the murder was likely orchestrated by Burke, who has since managed to take her dead ex-husband’s job as governor of New York and ends the book as a free woman. The dismissal, the memo, and Comey's subsequent Congressional testimony were interpreted by some commentators as evidence of obstruction of justice and became part of a widening investigation by Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel appointed to probe Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Comey] certainly knows the world he’s writing about, but readers might be surprised by his skills as a novelist.

Later, when he testifies in court, he looks “like he’d just walked off the runway at a Milan fashion show. Nora also has a 5-year-old daughter named Sophie, and amicably shares custody with Sophie's dad Nick.

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