I was having a particularly stressful few weeks so I picked up LAW OF ATTRACTION (Touchstone, $25), by Allison Leotta, hoping it would provide that special kind of reprieve from life’s problems that only a good mystery can. Thankfully, it did not disappoint. Set here in Washington, the engrossing tale Leotta tells focuses on a young prosecutor who finds herself involved (in many different ways) in a difficult homicide case. A first-time author, Leotta already excels at keeping the action going at a pace that will compel you to keep turning pages long after you should be asleep. There are plenty of local references to make you feel as though you are part of the story, and that the characters are people you know.
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