NetGalley Review: Emancipation by Jo Michaels

26814145Title: Emancipation
Author: Jo Michaels
Date to be published: March 22, 2016
Publisher: Self
Pages: 442
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon,

Tobias Butler has been sitting on death row since being sentenced for a gruesome murder in 2007. Bored out of his mind, he decided to apply to the online pen pal program in 2012. It's a pleasant distraction—nothing more, nothing less—for three years, until he's contacted by a beautiful, smart young lawyer named Jess. She's convinced he's innocent and wants to see him freed. As they organize their attack on the judicial system, he wonders how she plans to get his conviction overturned—because he's guilty, and he knows it. Jess is desperate to release him—and he's desperate to feel his hands squeeze the life out of her once she does.

I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
This book was actually pretty good. A serial killer has a pen pal who happens to be a lawyer but what are the intentions of both parties involved? 
The good and gory parts if you like that do not come until close to the end. We spend a majority of the book with Tobias and Jess and how Jess is determined to free him from prison because well he is innocent or at least Jess thinks he is. 
Now Jess is a hot lawyer and you can tell she plays off how beautiful she is, she really likes Tobias and wants more from him but it seems he has other plans. Jess is very smart and I didn't realize just how smart she was until the very end and that is scary. 
Tobias I just couldn't believe he was innocent with the thoughts he would think, or how he was manipulative to those around him. 
This was a decent dark thriller that had me wondering what would happen if this happened in real life? 
The ending to me was the best part of it all to me the rest was good but the ending the best. 
I really want to give out more in this review but I feel as though I would be giving too much away. 

Jo Michaels
Jo Michaels is...
Hi, I'm Jo. Let's forget all the "Jo Michaels is blah, blah, blah" stuff and just go with it. I'm a voracious reader (often reading more than one book at a time), a writer, a book reviewer, a mom, a wife, and one of the EICs at INDIE Books Gone Wild. I have an almost photographic memory and tend to make people cringe at the number of details I can recall about them and/or their book(s). My imagination follows me around like a conjoined twin and causes me to space out pretty often or laugh out loud randomly in completely inappropriate situations.
I have a degree in graphic design, and my journey to the end was one few students who begin that program ever complete. However, this was one case where my memory and OCD tendencies helped me. Graduation was one of the most amazing days of my life. But, my most amazing day was when my now husband proposed. Every little girl dreams of being Cinderella someday, and he pulled off the proposal of fantasies.
At the risk of sounding cliche, I'm going to let it out there and say how much I absolutely adore the man I'm married to. Along with my children, he's my whole world.
I've lived in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia, but I've had my feet in almost every state. Traveling is something I adore, and have plans to someday see the Mongolia I've written about in Yassa.
One of my favorite things is hearing from fans! You can find me on social media most any day of the week. Connect! I'd love to hear from you.


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