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When Murder Is the Only Option… Tara Bannister's abusive stepfather finally pushed her too far. To save herself she had to kill him. Or did she? As Tara's self-defense claim crumbles, attorney Leslie Conners must overcome more than first trial jitters to mount a credible defense. Leslie must save Tara’s life...against her client’s will. Can a Lawyer Save a Client from Herse When Murder Is the Only Option… Tara Bannister's abusive stepfather finally pushed her too far. To save herself she had to kill him. Or did she? As Tara's self-defense claim crumbles, attorney Leslie Conners must overcome more than first trial jitters to mount a credible defense. Leslie must save Tara’s life...against her client’s will. Can a Lawyer Save a Client from Herself? Defense attorneys expect to catch their clients lying. It’s part of the game. But nothing in law school prepared Leslie for this. Tara’s confession doesn’t add up, and the reason may be more shocking than the crime itself. In the midst of this taxing case, Leslie’s wedding plans to law partner Brad Carson are interrupted by devastating news: she suffers from a dangerous rare heart condition. Does she dare tell Brad? Before the final gavel falls, Leslie must confront the truth about herself and her mysterious client, or the darkness of the past will swallow them both.


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When Murder Is the Only Option… Tara Bannister's abusive stepfather finally pushed her too far. To save herself she had to kill him. Or did she? As Tara's self-defense claim crumbles, attorney Leslie Conners must overcome more than first trial jitters to mount a credible defense. Leslie must save Tara’s life...against her client’s will. Can a Lawyer Save a Client from Herse When Murder Is the Only Option… Tara Bannister's abusive stepfather finally pushed her too far. To save herself she had to kill him. Or did she? As Tara's self-defense claim crumbles, attorney Leslie Conners must overcome more than first trial jitters to mount a credible defense. Leslie must save Tara’s life...against her client’s will. Can a Lawyer Save a Client from Herself? Defense attorneys expect to catch their clients lying. It’s part of the game. But nothing in law school prepared Leslie for this. Tara’s confession doesn’t add up, and the reason may be more shocking than the crime itself. In the midst of this taxing case, Leslie’s wedding plans to law partner Brad Carson are interrupted by devastating news: she suffers from a dangerous rare heart condition. Does she dare tell Brad? Before the final gavel falls, Leslie must confront the truth about herself and her mysterious client, or the darkness of the past will swallow them both.

30 review for Self Incrimination

  1. 4 out of 5

    Loraine

    Randy Singer has penned another legal thriller that keeps the reader turning the pages. Self Incrimination weaves such a tangled thread that when you pull on one end another "knotty" problem rears its head. The two main characters, Brad and Leslie, law firm partners and an engaged couple, find their two main clients are intertwined and neither appears to be telling them the complete truth. On top of this, people throughout the legal system don't seem to be quite what they appear either. Brad and Randy Singer has penned another legal thriller that keeps the reader turning the pages. Self Incrimination weaves such a tangled thread that when you pull on one end another "knotty" problem rears its head. The two main characters, Brad and Leslie, law firm partners and an engaged couple, find their two main clients are intertwined and neither appears to be telling them the complete truth. On top of this, people throughout the legal system don't seem to be quite what they appear either. Brad and Leslie both grapple with ethics as they also try to determine what they really believe about Christianity and Jesus as their savior. A surprise ending with more twists brings this novel to a great conclusion.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    He's obviously a Christian, but one of the best I've read. I didn't love it, and the best part was the actual courtroom and stuff. The religious stuff was okay, and not too much in your face, so that was okay. It sounds like I don't like religion, but it's not that at all, it just needs to fit naturally with the story. I guess I just feel I've been converted already, and in a book, I care about good writing (and that it's not sick and disgusting). Maybe I just want it to be like a person and be He's obviously a Christian, but one of the best I've read. I didn't love it, and the best part was the actual courtroom and stuff. The religious stuff was okay, and not too much in your face, so that was okay. It sounds like I don't like religion, but it's not that at all, it just needs to fit naturally with the story. I guess I just feel I've been converted already, and in a book, I care about good writing (and that it's not sick and disgusting). Maybe I just want it to be like a person and be an example without preaching. I hope I'm not just evil.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

    I typically like Randy Singer's books. And I was really into this book for the first 100 pages or so. But the subplot with the lawyer's health seemed out of place and wasn't the least bit interesting and the attitude of the defendant started to get old fast and I still had another 300 pages to read. In the end, I just couldn't stick it out. I typically like Randy Singer's books. And I was really into this book for the first 100 pages or so. But the subplot with the lawyer's health seemed out of place and wasn't the least bit interesting and the attitude of the defendant started to get old fast and I still had another 300 pages to read. In the end, I just couldn't stick it out.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    Randy Singer is a Christian based legal author and is also a trial lawyer. This book was really good. I liked the suspense in it, the edginess of the storyline and also the way he threaded Christianity into it too. Also, I didn't have to worry about any language issues, etc. Sometimes Christian-based authors can go too far and the integrety of the story gets shaded by overdone preachings, if you get my drift. But this guy didn't do that. When away from the book, I found myself thinking of the ma Randy Singer is a Christian based legal author and is also a trial lawyer. This book was really good. I liked the suspense in it, the edginess of the storyline and also the way he threaded Christianity into it too. Also, I didn't have to worry about any language issues, etc. Sometimes Christian-based authors can go too far and the integrety of the story gets shaded by overdone preachings, if you get my drift. But this guy didn't do that. When away from the book, I found myself thinking of the main character---worrying about her and then realizing 'oh yeah, it's only a book!' And now that I'm finished, I am glad I read it. It's worth the read! And now I wanna see if his others are as good as Self-Incrimination.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kenneth del Rosario

    / The book's premise could have spun in a tired ad boring story. Thankfully, Randy Singer is creative enough to inject new life to this plot. He did cover lots of ground here, even heart surgery and faith. Personally, I find the book sometimes straying too far away from the main story line. I did not at all enjoy the surgery section, mainly because I'm squeemish. But, yes, I'll recommend this book to a friend. Oh, Leslie annoyed me at times, especially when she did not tell Brad Carson she'll ha / The book's premise could have spun in a tired ad boring story. Thankfully, Randy Singer is creative enough to inject new life to this plot. He did cover lots of ground here, even heart surgery and faith. Personally, I find the book sometimes straying too far away from the main story line. I did not at all enjoy the surgery section, mainly because I'm squeemish. But, yes, I'll recommend this book to a friend. Oh, Leslie annoyed me at times, especially when she did not tell Brad Carson she'll have surgery. Seriously? Keep that a secret? Come on! Ha!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ed

    This book picks up where Directed Verdict ended. Although not as exciting as the first book, but still a very good read. I like all the parts where people saw their need for Christ, and were witnessed to and how Sovereign God is in the story. It shows that in real life, God also does mighty miracles in leading people to the Lord thru circumstances in their life.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Patty

    I generally find Christian fiction to be disappointing. The Christian part is usually all happy, flappy leading to a false impression of what true Christianity is, and the fiction part is usually bland. Singer does a good job of blending the two into a comprehensive novel to reflect my Christian beliefs and my love of a good legal thriller.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ellen White

    Trish wonders why she is living like this, a husband with an unruly temper. Somethings are worth fighting for, was this one. With an 11 year old boy and a 16 year old girl, who was already pushing her boundaries. Survival was the name of the game. What happened Tara, is a new client for the attorney Laura, was this young girl guilty. Love the description of the lawyer, red hair and Irish, trying to get a response from Tara. Delightful, entertaining, yet, the fact is, this was a murder, could we Trish wonders why she is living like this, a husband with an unruly temper. Somethings are worth fighting for, was this one. With an 11 year old boy and a 16 year old girl, who was already pushing her boundaries. Survival was the name of the game. What happened Tara, is a new client for the attorney Laura, was this young girl guilty. Love the description of the lawyer, red hair and Irish, trying to get a response from Tara. Delightful, entertaining, yet, the fact is, this was a murder, could we figure out who. Once again Randy doesn't disappoint his readers. The description of the home life, catches you from the first, wanting to help, and now father is out of the picture, surely it wasn't one of them. Do read, enjoy and figure out who and why.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    This book is all over the place from courtroom drama and suspense to Christianity and health issues. I agree with some of the other reviews and don’t feel like they all meshed real good together in this story. I did like it having other aspects the the characters lives but think it could have been handled differently.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rizello

    I think I have liked his other books better than this one. An abusive husband and stepfather is murdered, and the truth is hard to find. The teenage girl was not very likeable, and the plot moved around a bit too much for me.

  11. 5 out of 5

    michelle

    the plots are ongoing the characters the lies there clients aren’t telling the truth or are they another page turner by randy singer and too me it not overprachy or for me me it felt wasn’t and so many twist and tangle it so many things great christian supsence

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra

    It was a little more predictable than the other Randy Singer books I have read, but I still enjoyed it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dave Naber

    Excellent Excellent is the least I can say, and I never saw that coming. Sami greatness I have seen in many of his previous books

  14. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    This book was a real page-turner and I really enjoyed it. However, the phrase "seven inch zipper scar" was incredibly overused for a while and I didn't love the fact that it's what seemed to matter most to Leslie. Also, when Leslie found religion, it seemed so...forced and a little out of place. All in all, I liked this book and I'm glad I read it. Maybe now I'll try out a few more of Singer's novels. This book was a real page-turner and I really enjoyed it. However, the phrase "seven inch zipper scar" was incredibly overused for a while and I didn't love the fact that it's what seemed to matter most to Leslie. Also, when Leslie found religion, it seemed so...forced and a little out of place. All in all, I liked this book and I'm glad I read it. Maybe now I'll try out a few more of Singer's novels.

  15. 5 out of 5

    laurenpie

    Inept at writing females While I sincerely admire the author for getting the gospel message across, I think he should stick to male protaganists. As a woman, I was constantly getting my "feathers ruffled" by the heroine's thoughts and logic.. didn't ring true. Inept at writing females While I sincerely admire the author for getting the gospel message across, I think he should stick to male protaganists. As a woman, I was constantly getting my "feathers ruffled" by the heroine's thoughts and logic.. didn't ring true.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Corlene Dorrington

    An exciting (twist-filled) legal novel that kept me in suspense and anticipation with regards to the protagonist's personal and work life. It was amazing to experience that a skillful writer can indeed write in the first person - and the opposite sex (Male author writing in a female's first person)! My Summary: Two things get in the way of Leslie Connors purely looking forward to and planning her upcoming wedding to law partner, Brad Carson. Firstly, a rare heart condition (HMC) which causes Lesl An exciting (twist-filled) legal novel that kept me in suspense and anticipation with regards to the protagonist's personal and work life. It was amazing to experience that a skillful writer can indeed write in the first person - and the opposite sex (Male author writing in a female's first person)! My Summary: Two things get in the way of Leslie Connors purely looking forward to and planning her upcoming wedding to law partner, Brad Carson. Firstly, a rare heart condition (HMC) which causes Leslie to re-evaluate the most important aspects of her life: her relationship with Brad and her faith in the incomprehensible Jesus Christ. Secondly is Tara Bannister; who is claiming self-defense. But everything doesn't add up. The case soon turns out to be a lot more complicated and complex than anticipated. "'I'm glad he is dead,' says the sulking teenager... Those are not the words you want to hear from a new client. Especially when it's your first murder case." ~ page 9 My Likes: I am VERY pleasantly surprised at how believable Leslie Connors is. It is never easy to accomplish this when writing in first person, but to do it while being the opposite sex of the character - well, I have never heard of such a thing. But Randy Singer (male) creates a credible female protagonist. Very well done. I could not find fault. Maybe people more clever than I could have seen some of the twists or even the end coming, but I sure didn't. Each one was exciting. But it never made me loose track nor did I get confused with the many twists and turns the reader has to keep track of. It was masterfully explained whenever necessary without getting redundant. I like the fact that when Leslie (view spoiler)[ gets saved/ accepts Jesus as her Savior, she doesn't become all perfect and sinless. (hide spoiler)] This actually applies to most of the other characters as well. (view spoiler)[For example Bella that continues to smoke even though she is a Christian. (hide spoiler)] I think this is especially important for the credibility of the story, since its Leslie's thoughts all the time and it thus has the potential to become unbelievable really quickly. My Dislikes: Brad Carson is a bit too... good to be true. A bit too much of the perfect guy. But then again if you can't have them in books then you won't have them anywhere. It didn't spoil the story in the least. I just noticed. What I did find hard to believe is that (view spoiler)[Brad and Leslie mutually decided to abstain from sex before their marriage. Neither was saved or Christian when they decided this. They are successful, wealthy lawyers in modern America. It just doesn't add up. Maybe it ties into Brad being too perfect (see point above); maybe many unbelievers decide to wait in order to keep their wedding night special - I just haven't heard of any; or maybe the author did this to keep it Christian. (hide spoiler)] Whatever the reason, I found it pretty hard to believe. My Conclusion: An exciting (twist-filled) contemporary legal fiction that kept me in suspense and anticipation with regards to the protagonist's personal and work life. It was amazing to experience that a skillful writer can indeed write in the first person - and the opposite sex (Male author writing in a female's first person)!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)

    Complex Christian legal mystery. Lots of twists, lots of thought provoking lessons about Christianity. When rookie criminal defense attorney Leslie Conners is assigned the case of Tara Bannister, she expects it to be open-and-shut. Tara's claims of shooting her abusive stepfather in self-defense are convincing and seem corroborated by her injuries. However, things aren't what they appear on the surface. Though the prosecutor has physical evidence that shows Tara is lying about aspects of her stor Complex Christian legal mystery. Lots of twists, lots of thought provoking lessons about Christianity. When rookie criminal defense attorney Leslie Conners is assigned the case of Tara Bannister, she expects it to be open-and-shut. Tara's claims of shooting her abusive stepfather in self-defense are convincing and seem corroborated by her injuries. However, things aren't what they appear on the surface. Though the prosecutor has physical evidence that shows Tara is lying about aspects of her story, Leslie is determined to win Tara's acquittal. Leslie is engaged to her law partner, Brad Carson, and the two are busy defending cases and planning their wedding. When Leslie is diagnosed with a life-threatening heart disorder, she doesn't tell Brad about her condition, not wanting to add further stress to his life. Fans of legal thrillers and intense mysteries will love Self Incrimination, a thinking-person's story. Though at times the plot becomes so convoluted in people and situations that one almost needs a diagram to keep it all straight, this only adds to the intrigue and doesn't detract from the enjoyment of an action-packed ride. Leslie is a fascinating main character. Her intentions are good, even with her lack of trial experience. When she discovers her health problem, she becomes more human and accessible to the reader. Her faith journey is incredibly realistic and intense. Readers will fully understand Leslie's arguments against Christian faith, and her struggles to prove the existence of God using legal methods provides much food for thought. Randy Singer's writing style reminded me of John Grisham. The Christian message adds an additional dimension to the story. Brad and Leslie are likable attorneys at a time when lawyers can use a little good press. Tara's case is interesting and delves into the dilemmas about abuse and self protection against an abuser. How far is too far? Self Incrimination is an engrossing tale that will have you reading late into the night.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    It was another great book by SInger, though at times, a little on the 'thou shalt be saved by Christ' side. That said, the two major plots kept moving and kept me interested to the end. While the crime took front seat in portions of the book, the underlying other struggle the reader discovers tends to take up large chunks as well. At times I was left wondering if Singer forgot the trial, the murder, and simply wanted us to learn all about medicine and the cruel roads that the heart can take, quit It was another great book by SInger, though at times, a little on the 'thou shalt be saved by Christ' side. That said, the two major plots kept moving and kept me interested to the end. While the crime took front seat in portions of the book, the underlying other struggle the reader discovers tends to take up large chunks as well. At times I was left wondering if Singer forgot the trial, the murder, and simply wanted us to learn all about medicine and the cruel roads that the heart can take, quite literally. Singer tackles in his author's note about writing in the first person from the femal perspective. I think he does a great job grasping the nuances and does the entire narration justice. I sometimes have great issue with 1st person narrative, since we can only usually see 'through that person's eyes' but Singer made it worthwhile, for sure. I would highly recommend this and all of Singer's other books to anyone interested in a great read,

  19. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    Another book I would love to give 4.5 stars too if Goodreads would support it!.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    Another awesome book by Randy Singer. There are so many twists & turns in this story it makes it so hard to put down. It was neat that Singer wrote the books as a woman. I couldn't believe how the book ended. I got hooked on Randy Singer through the Tyndale Rewards program. They had one of his books as one of the items you could cash your points in on & I am hooked. Being a huge John Grisham fan for years I was taken back at how similar Singer's writing style is to Grisham. In my book Singer has Another awesome book by Randy Singer. There are so many twists & turns in this story it makes it so hard to put down. It was neat that Singer wrote the books as a woman. I couldn't believe how the book ended. I got hooked on Randy Singer through the Tyndale Rewards program. They had one of his books as one of the items you could cash your points in on & I am hooked. Being a huge John Grisham fan for years I was taken back at how similar Singer's writing style is to Grisham. In my book Singer has now eclipsed Grisham since his style is so easy to read & it has the additional faith element. Also, if you are interested in joining the Tyndale Rewards program follow this link. It is a wonderful way to find new authors & earn free books. www.tyndalerewards.com/signup/?pc=8bb...

  21. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    Randy Singer raises the question of his far will you go to protect a criminal. I like how he created some animosity towards the Christian D.A. and allowed Lisa to ponder the difference in straight laced black and white morals to the grey compromising passion of her love interest. Singer generally has someone go through a transformation and he does so with Lisa. I did not like the first person voice he used in this book. It was stilted, and wearisome. The story was good enough to cause me to cont Randy Singer raises the question of his far will you go to protect a criminal. I like how he created some animosity towards the Christian D.A. and allowed Lisa to ponder the difference in straight laced black and white morals to the grey compromising passion of her love interest. Singer generally has someone go through a transformation and he does so with Lisa. I did not like the first person voice he used in this book. It was stilted, and wearisome. The story was good enough to cause me to continue to read. Bella gets a cameo that I thoroughly enjoyed. I appreciated how Singer revealed the need and usefulness of both big and small churches. The reason for the three stars is because of the first person narration. It did not flow and caused me to put it down too many times.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Laura Bennet

    I enjoyed this legal thriller. It was hard to put down. First time I've read this author, and I will look for more from him. The plot surprised me (good), but what impressed me the most was the author's ability to write as a first person female protagonist, and also write the character of a defiant teenage girl. All the characters, male and female, had depth and were well developed. Very well done. And the already established romantic relationship of the lawyer couple was and real without being I enjoyed this legal thriller. It was hard to put down. First time I've read this author, and I will look for more from him. The plot surprised me (good), but what impressed me the most was the author's ability to write as a first person female protagonist, and also write the character of a defiant teenage girl. All the characters, male and female, had depth and were well developed. Very well done. And the already established romantic relationship of the lawyer couple was and real without being the typical romantic relationship (ie. boy meets girl, hate each other but fall in love anyway or develop a relationship as the story progresses).

  23. 5 out of 5

    LadyS

    4.5 stars..Yet another brilliant story by none other than the brilliant story writer himself Mr. Randy singer. I really enjoy the element of surprise in these courtroom dramas and how the author weaves it together with mastery.... This one was a drama about a girl taking the fall to protect someone else. Parallelled to how God sent his son in a form of a man, Jesus to take the fall for through sins of the world. I really enjoyed it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Neveils

    This book was great! It was a little slow to start... Once it got going it was hard to stop until the end! I thought the book did great on character development, though not all of the characters were fully or truly developed. The plot was average but the twist at the end makes this book worth the read and the suspense!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Larisha

    I have enjoyed the other Randy Singer books I've read, but found SELF INCRIMINATION to be a slow read. If you can make it through, It has a pretty good ending. I did find the 450+ pages a little weighty. The storyline sagged towards the middle of the book with too much time spent on Leslie's health problem. A little trimming would have turned this into a tight, sensational read. I have enjoyed the other Randy Singer books I've read, but found SELF INCRIMINATION to be a slow read. If you can make it through, It has a pretty good ending. I did find the 450+ pages a little weighty. The storyline sagged towards the middle of the book with too much time spent on Leslie's health problem. A little trimming would have turned this into a tight, sensational read.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Beth Stevens

    Basic story-line good. Not as suspenseful as proclaimed. Christianity aspect that wasn't expected and felt very forced, didn't flow as the rest of the story did. I like Christian Lit, just didn't know this was trying to cross into it until about half way through the book and then SLAM it's there. Didn't feel natural at all. Basic story-line good. Not as suspenseful as proclaimed. Christianity aspect that wasn't expected and felt very forced, didn't flow as the rest of the story did. I like Christian Lit, just didn't know this was trying to cross into it until about half way through the book and then SLAM it's there. Didn't feel natural at all.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Montack

    Another Good Read I have read several books by this author and have not been disappointed. This is not the best I have read,but it was still worth reading. Story held my interest,plot was good and not predictable. Singer's writing will always bring in elements of Christianity and this appeals to me. It guarantees that the content would be "pg" acceptable Another Good Read I have read several books by this author and have not been disappointed. This is not the best I have read,but it was still worth reading. Story held my interest,plot was good and not predictable. Singer's writing will always bring in elements of Christianity and this appeals to me. It guarantees that the content would be "pg" acceptable

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    This was my second time reading this book and i loved it even better than the first time! Laughed out loud often, even though it was a murder mystery, well developed characters, the romance was so sweet and believable. Learned a lot about legal procedures and of course, the mystery, how dun it, supberb! I hope Randy Singer writes more books!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jimmy

    This legal story involves a girl whose father is abusive. When he goes too far, he is killed and Tara ends up on trial for his murder. This story of sacrificial love has twists and turns. Characters from this story also overlapp with other books by Randy Singer.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Hokeyslady

    I love Randy Singer's books. I did enjoy this one but at times the teenage girl just really got on my nerves. Maybe that makes it a great book because I felt something but it was not my favorite of his so far. I do recommend it though for sure!! I love Randy Singer's books. I did enjoy this one but at times the teenage girl just really got on my nerves. Maybe that makes it a great book because I felt something but it was not my favorite of his so far. I do recommend it though for sure!!

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