Juror #3

Juror #3

Large Print - 2018
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Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar--and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on. Ruby never belonged to the country-club set, but once she nearly married into it. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby's ex-fiancé, Lee Greene, shows up on her doorstep--a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As lurid, intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all.
Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2018.
ISBN: 9780316419857
0316419850
Characteristics: 439 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
large print
Additional Contributors: Allen, Nancy (Lawyer),- Author
Alternative Title: Juror number three

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FPL_SheriS Dec 04, 2020

This book grabs you in quick and has a great pace. What can lawyer Ruby Bozarth do for her client facing death row when the local judicial system is obviously trying to railroad him? The answers are in the book.

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jujensen
Apr 07, 2020

Finished in 2 days. April 5/6, 2020

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firefly5
Jan 21, 2020

I have read many of James Patterson's books, usually they are a good read. This book contains 2 trials. In the first trial the lawyer, Ruby Bozarth does a decent job, the second trial reads like a slap-stick comedy. A lot of the characters were over-blown and extreme. The only character I liked was Shorty, the restaurant cook. I would not recommend this book.

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tuprecious
May 28, 2019

I have read many of his books. By far this is the worst. None of the characters were interesting; it was as if a first time author was writing a book; I would not suggest this to anyone. All of the characters were unlikable in one way or another.

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tagibson816
Jan 30, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. This is a bit different from most Patterson books, but it certainly was an enjoyable read. I couldn't get enough of Ruby and her naivete and the experienced and force to reckon with Suzanne. I would gladly read more stories with these two characters.

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MillieBT
Dec 30, 2018

This book had a feel of 2 books rather than 1 but with a few same characters...Ruby is fresh out of law school and winds up with two high profile cases....both cases have issues with juror
# 3.....uncomplicated, easy quick read and fun but not exactly deep

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marywestcott_1
Dec 21, 2018

Ruby Bozarth was a new lawyer in Mississippi, she is immediately assigned by the judge in a racially charged murder case. A woman of Rosedale's upper crust family was murdered and the black waiter was being charged. He had been seeing her and she had texted him to meet her, but she was dead when he got there. Ruby finds help from Suzanne Greene, a lawyer related to her ex boyfriend. Also the owner of a diner. After sectioning the jury, Ruby was worried about juror number 3. And there was reason, he was the one that killed the victim. The next case was about her ex accused of killing a black call girl. He did not remember anything. Result, his friend from college had set him up because of an incident in college where his friend was kicked out because he brought a black girl to a dance. It was the same girl as the one murdered. Ruby and Suzanne became partners and she started seeing the owner of the diner.

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billhorton11
Dec 01, 2018

A fun read with a new character that we will see again!

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USAF1969
Nov 20, 2018

I wasn't sure I was even going to finish this book 30 pages in. But i stuck with it and the story was certainly entertaining. Middle of the road stuff though for a Patterson book. This may be his first go co-authoring with Karen Allen. If so, they'll get it together. Lots of potential there. Two separate murder stories with little to connect them in one book didn't play out as well as it could.

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Ljparker5807
Nov 19, 2018

I normally like James Patterson's novels but this one was weak--in plot, in character development, in everything. It wasn't worth my time.

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