Book Review: First to Fall (Avalon, #1) by Carys Jones
Aiden Connelly’s first case will be one he’ll never forget.
Lawyer Aiden Connelly has traded the frenzy of Chicago for a slower pace in sleepy Avalon – and his first case appears to be as open-and-shut as he could hope for. Hired to defend a local ex-beauty queen accused of murdering her husband, he’s confident that he’ll have the case closed in record time. But below the surface lurks a darker truth…
Suddenly, a quiet backwater has transformed into a dangerous pressure cooker. In a town where everyone knows everyone, gathering evidence should be easy… but the harder Aiden searches, the more he appreciates how tangled this net of loyalties is. And as he digs deeper, Aiden begins to realise that his very first case in Avalon could be the beginning of his undoing…
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I have read another book by this author and I wasn't as impressed. But with First to Fall I was interested into the story. You have Aiden who is this young lawyer from the city who decides to move to a small town. Which I wonder how he found this small town anyway the author never gives us that information. Aiden and his wife seem to have some martial problems way before the move and it seems to all stem from him working a lot which his wife Isla hates.
Aiden starts working for a legal place and he gets his first big case! Wow the pressure is on right? But there is more to this case than meets the eye. You get a real taste on how a small town can like you for minute until you do or say something wrong or not how they like and they can turn on you in a dime. Aiden and his family get to learn this real well with the case he takes on. But the question is will he save the young girl he is representing?
The character development with Aiden was awesome. You got to see his good nature side and his upset side with his wife. Aiden I liked, he tried to do good and better his relationship with his wife which I think may have worked out. Not only that he never gave up on the case, which I think was a smart move for him. Now his wife on the other hand I wanted to smack her upside the head on more than one occasion. She was just a mean person it seemed like. Always getting upset if he worked late, thought he was having an affair and they weren't there very long in Avalon.
The story line was greatly done to where I was really wanting to know the back story on Brandy (the convicted killer) and her life. I felt bad for her like Aiden did but I kept wondering what really happened? And I got my answer. I can see this series revolving around Avalon becoming a bit hit, especially with the way the ending came about. Will Aiden be the one that Avalon loves as a lawyer or hates?
Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader's imagination. Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion Rollo.
When she's not writing, Carys likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science- fiction films or playing video games.
She lists John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews as her favorite authors and draws inspiration for her own work from anything and everything.
To Carys, there is no greater feeling then when you lose yourself in a great story and it is that feeling of ultimate escapism which she tries to bring to her books.
For more information about Carys please visit www.carys-jones.com or follow her on Twitter; @tiny_dancer85