Title: The Conviction
Author: Robert Dugoni
Genre/Audience: Thriller, adult
Publication: Touchstone, 2012
Source: For review
Review by Kim
Summary: Attorney David Sloane and his friend, detective Tom Molia, take their sons on a guys-only camping trip. Their perfect getaway turns into a nightmare when the boys vandalize the small town’s general store and the next morning, before their fathers even realize they are missing, the boys are tried, convicted, and sentenced to six months in the Fresh Start boot camp juvenile detention facility. As Sloane tries to fight the conviction, they find that all is not as it seems at the facility and realize they will have to rescue the boys themselves.
My Thoughts: The Conviction is actually the 5th or 6th book in the series about David Sloane. I had not read any of the previous books nor had I even heard of this author before, but he is very John Grisham-like. There were some references to events from the prior books, but this could totally be read as a stand-alone. I really enjoyed this one and was completely on the edge of my seat, wanting to find out how they were going to get these boys out of the horrible situation they ended up in. Very suspenseful with a lot of twists and turns – this will keep you up at night racing to finish!!! After reading this, I decided to start at the beginning by reading book one, The Jury Master, which I enjoyed and I will definitely continue on with the rest of the series.
My Rating: 5/5