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The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart

By Gpangel @gpangel1
The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart is the latest installment in the Dimas Hardy series. This book was provided to me by Atria publishing and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was published in May 2013.
The gang is back. Diz and Moses and Abe. Moses is trying to stay sober and is doing a great job until his daughter Brittany hooks up with the wrong guy. After he confronts the man about harassing his daughter, the man turns up dead and of course we can guess who the prime suspect is.
Diz must try and help his old friend who is also his brother in law. The truth is everyone who puts themselves in Moses's position knows deep down they would do the same thing if it was their daughter and for the most part everyone including Moses's wife and daughter thinks he is guilty.
But, there are other suspects. So, did Moses take revenge on the man that hurt his daughter or was it the guy's lifestyle and rather sleazy associates that got him murdered?
This is one the hardest cases and hardest situations Dismas has been in a long while. The weight of decisions made in the past still hang in the air around the close friends and family and is always like an elephant in the room. Could this case be somehow connected to the past?
I have to admit that I love Dismas Hardy legal thrillers. I was looking forward to this one for awhile and have actually been hoarding this one because I don't know when there will be another one.
This installment though will leave you in complete shock like no other before it. I am still reeling from the developments and of course I'm sure the author has raised a few eyebrows from long time fans.
I'm a little unsettled about the whole thing and many questions are left unanswered or rather left up to the reader to draw their own conclusions. I'm going to have to think on it before I decide for sure, but I do hope we get a follow up to this story soon.
This was still a solid outing in the series even if I wasn't thrilled with the plot developments.
So, I'm still going to give this one an A.

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