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Husband and father The victims his own family The plea not guilty by reason of insani. In this book from 2009 Assistant State Attorney Julia Vacanti is chosen as 2nd chair in a highly public murder trial A medical doctor viciously murdered his wife and 3 young children and deliberately wounded himself to throw off suspicion That didn t work for one second Defended by a high priced attorney the doctor pleads insanity Unknown to her boss and co workers Julia has a past that will come back to haunt herIf you are looking to read a book about schizophrenia this one would be good Mental illness is front and center in this story Julia had her moments but overall I didn t feel she was a strong character I liked parts of the book but the ending paled for me Suggestions were there concerning the twin brother someone else doing the killing or the doctor faking it but none of these theories went anywhere I wanted the twist to come But I liked the writing style and would definitely read another book by this author

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The prosecutor Julia Valenciano Young and ambitious and facing a case that could cata. There is a trend in genre fiction of the flawed hero a protagonist with a drinking problem two dead children three ex wives four drug convictions five ex girlfriends etc the idea being I guess that the personal struggles of the detectivemain character add something to the book besides bulk Personally I often find these flaws distracting and unnecessary adding nothing to the plot but I suffer along because the vividness of the setting or intricacy of the story are appealing But I always uestion the relevance of the backstory and often long for the elegance of Simenon Leon Christie etcJulia Vacanti is a young ADA in Miami who is assigned the case of David Maruette a physician who went nuts term used advisedly one night and stabbed his family to death The case then revolves around Vacanti s own troubled past she should never ever in a million years been permitted to work this case given what happen with her brother and family and her concern with the possible inheritability of schizophreniaVacanti s romance with a lead detective was a bit forced but the trial scenes were good

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Pult her career The defendant David Maruette A successful Miami attorney and devoted. Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman is a 2014 Thomas Mercer publication This book was originally published back in 2008 and although that isn t all that long ago this book had a dated feel to it for some reason I have enjoyed several of the thought provoking legal thrillers Ms Hoffman has written but this one falls way short of her usual standards When a man kills his entire family he pleads insanity which stirs up some truly horrific memories for second chair attorney Julia Vacanti Nearly everyone believes the defendant is faking mental illness but because of her own personal demons Julia begins to wonder if maybe just maybe the killer is telling the truth which of course provides her with a moral dilemma While this set up could have been very suspenseful full of courtroom banter and shed light on mental illness at the same time it becomes a disorganized mess instead The case is a mixture of notorious cases like Jeffrey MacDonald and Scott Peterson with a Primal Fear element tossed it for good measure But the actual case takes a backseat to Julia s personal issues Julia is tense cries all the time makes lots of professional blunders and allows her personal feelings to intrude on her career which of course could have dire conseuences I have to say I tried to like her tried to relate tried to understand her obsession but ultimately I failed I ended up being underwhelmed with the whole story the characters and the author s long winded diatribes about mental illness that cropped up at every turn The courtroom drama lacked suspense the dialogue was boring and the little twist at the end was very anti climatic This author is a capable writer so maybe this is just a one off which happens to nearly every author if they write often enough so I ll just put this one off to the side and forget it ever happened I m sure any future releases will measure up the level of uality I have come to expect from this author


About the Author: Jilliane Hoffman

Jilliane P Hoffman began her professional career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting felonies in Florida from 1992 to 1996 with special assignments to the Domestic Violence and the Legal Extradition Units Originally from Long Island she currently lives in South Florida with her husband and two children



10 thoughts on “Plea of Insanity

  1. says:

    This was a really boring book It had a great premise but nothing of interest happened with it Every time I thought it would pick up it didn't I felt robbed with the ending as there really wasn't one To read through the slow boring book you would at least hope for some conclusion How she ended it was a joke And her heroi

  2. says:

    There is a trend in genre fiction of the flawed hero a protagonist with a drinking problem two dead children three ex wives four drug convictions five ex girlfriends etc the idea being I guess that the personal struggles of the detectivemain

  3. says:

    For whatever reason and I can't put my finger on why exactly this story didn't do it for me While the trial of a prominent surgeon who allegedly

  4. says:

    Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman is a 2014 Thomas Mercer publication This book was originally published back in 2008 a

  5. says:

    some fear madness some choose it julia is a young prosecutor who has been chosen to be second chair at a murder trial he this is no ordinary mur

  6. says:

    Hmmm How to describe this one? The lead cast of charactersAssistant District Attorney Was a victim of violence as a child has a schizophrenic b

  7. says:

    In this book from 2009 Assistant State Attorney Julia Vacanti is chosen as 2nd chair in a highly public murder trial A medical doctor viciously murdered his wife and 3 young children and deliberately wounded himself to throw off suspicion That didn't work for one second Defended by a high priced attorney the doctor pleads insanity Unknown to her boss and co workers Julia has a past that will come back to haunt herIf you

  8. says:

    A late night read that succeeded in one thing only putting me to sleep This book did not work for me; from the start we find out that the young female prosecutor has not earned second chair in a high profile murder case rather she has slept her way to that position One would think even in 2008 that a female auth

  9. says:

    I became a well educated reader after finishing this story There were two plots one about Julie's brother who murdered her family years ago and the other where she was co council in order to prosecute a man accused of murdering his entire family including the children Julia is tormented and obsessed with both matters It definitely

  10. says:

    For an example as to why people not licensed in mental health should not write books with mental health as the main topic please read this train wreck of a bookFirst of all the Schizophrenic defendant was being administered an antipsychotic

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