Thursday, January 31, 2019

THE GIRL IN THE GLASS BOX by James Grippando

This review first appeared in Library Journal and is published here with permission. 

In The Girl in the Glass Box, James Grippando’s fifteenth in the series (after A Death in Live Oak, 2018), Miami attorney Jack Swyteck is asked by his beloved Abuela to defend Julia Rodriguez, a less than forthcoming El Salvadorian immigrant facing deportation after entering the United States illegally to escape an abusive husband. The case is complicated by a hardline United States attorney, Rodriguez’s troubled teenaged daughter and unsympathetic sister, and several murders that implicates them all. Grippando weaves immigration law and policy, domestic abuse, and other current social issues into a story that will quickly capture and keep the attention of readers who may be compelled to read the book one sitting. A plot-driven legal thriller that subtly but effectively highlights modern social issues, certain to entertain today while highlighting issues of our time for future readers.  

VERDICT: A solid addition for fans of Swyteck that works well as a stand-alone for those unfamiliar with the series that will appeal to fans of Phillip Margolin, Alafair Burke, and William Bernhardt. 

Grippando, James. The Girl in the Glass Box, Harper Collins, February 5. 2019. 

A copy of The Girl in the Glass Box was provided by the publisher via Library Journal. No compensation was provided for this review. 

No comments: