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Confidential Communications

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews

Trust No One...
Rebecca Lawson, a young general-practice attorney in Vermont, expected to expand her practice when she was hired by Allan Richards to investigate a suspicious employee. Instead, she finds herself amidst national and international conspiracies, manipulations, and murder. With the help of an old colleague from Boston, Joshua Tameron, she learns that the financ
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published June 16th 2008 by Xlibris Corporation
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Jun 29, 2009 Debra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Attorney Becky Lawson is eager to build a successful law practice in her new hometown of Deering, Vermont. So when local financial advisor Allan Richards asks her to look into the activities of one of his staff, Becky happily accepts the assignment. About the same time, she begins a romance with Charlie, the handsome son of a store owner. Problems arise, though, when Charlie leaves town without a word and Becky’s unable to confirm Allan’s suspicions about his staff. In fact, events cause her to ...more
Dennis Batchelder
a personal legal thriller

JR Reardon's "Confidential Communications" explores what happens when a young attorney tries to hold firm on her ethics in the face of an impending national crisis.

Becky Lawson, brand-new independent lawyer in Deering, Vermont, attracts a new client, a high-wheeling investment company. They want her to investigate a suspicious employee and hopefully find a way to get him fired. Lawson eventually uncovers a huge financial coverup that is large enough to take down the US
Dec 22, 2009 J.R. rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
As I authored this book, I do not feel it fair to rate it. But as far as writing it, I wholeheartedly enjoyed it, and give the process 5 stars.
Aug 05, 2009 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rebecca Lawson is a new lawyer who moved to a small Vermont town to start her practice. The story begins when she meets Charlie and starts to date him. I loved how she fibbed about another guy checking her out in order to figure out how serious Charlie was about her. This was funny, and there are many times when Rebecca thinks something that made me laugh, which was good because I love humor and I found it helped to ease some of the tension. This book is filled with some tense moments, so a bala ...more
Sep 10, 2009 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Confidential Communications" is J. R. Reardon's first book, but you can hardly tell after the first chapter.

This book will grab your attention if you are at all interested in law, mystery, betrayal, and action. Just when you thought you had the story figured out, another twist was added to make you rethink all the character roles. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.The characters are greatly played out and the hint of comedy and sarcasm was just right.

While this story was meant to be fiction, it re
Wendy Potocki
Jun 06, 2009 Wendy Potocki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It turns the tables on the legal system… and entertains us every step of the way!

We’ve all heard the endless string of lawyer jokes that are so popular – we may have even told a few ourselves. This novel effectively turns the tables on our faulty perception of the legal profession. This novel is written from the unusual perspective of an ethical attorney and the high price she pays for keeping her integrity.

The novel begins quietly as befits the small town of Deering, Vermont. We learn all abo
Apr 18, 2009 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J.R. Reardon's Confidential Communications is a legal thriller that fits all too well in today's corrupt world of financial scams. Reardon must have been looking into her crystal ball as she penned this exciting story.
When Rebecca Lawson, a young, small town, Vermont lawyer takes on Allan Richards, the owner of Financial Investments, as a client, she gets way more than she bargains for. Hired to investigate an employee's potential wrongdoings, Lawson finds herself waist deep in trouble as she u
Mar 09, 2009 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sex, lies, international conspiracy and murder-this book has it all.
Becky Lawson is a new attorney building a modest law practice in a small Vermont town when she inadvertently uncovers corporate fraud. Her strict code of ethics puts her in such danger proving that no good deed goes unpunished. Soon Becky and her loved ones are caught in a web of murderous intrigue, including her beloved cat Miranda. J.R.Reardon does a splendid job creating characters that we love, hate, and fear. The author slo
Feb 22, 2009 Mare rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: would-recommend
J.R. Reardon = an improved Grisham...

Confidential Communications involves fast-paced suspense with intellectual details that give the reader a challenging thriller ending with a desire to read more from this talented author!

I will read this one yet again and again as I eagerly anticipate J.R. Reardon's next novel.
Roger Cottrell
Dec 20, 2008 Roger Cottrell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aha, a writer whose stuff I've actually read!
Always great to meet another crime writer. I've a couple coming out over the next few months myself and I'm posting the pilots on You Tube VERY shortly.
L.C. Evans
Jul 14, 2010 L.C. Evans rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the main character. A quirky mystery with a satisfying ending. Fast-paced, witty, nicely-done.
Sandra McLeod
A good legal thriller with a strong protagonist and I look forward to reading more books from this author.
Jan 09, 2009 Mpd703 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. I am hoping for more from this author!
Will Kester
Dec 23, 2008 Will Kester marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
sounds like a good read...later with a report.
Chariss Walker
A conspiratorially suspenseful thriller
Lisa Felske
May 13, 2012 Lisa Felske rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book based on a high Goodreads rating, but it is by far one of the worst books I have ever read. Heroine is unlikable and the story is not very interesting. I did not even care to finish the book.
Jun 07, 2012 Lesley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fast paced legal thriller, It will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you like John Grisham you will enjoy this book.I will read this one yet again as I eagerly anticipate J.R. Reardon's next novel.
Michelle Pressel
easy reading story plot was interesting
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lawyer/author of the legal thrillers, "CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS" (2008), "DISHONORED" (2010) and "ADVICE AND CONSENT" (2012).

Boston native, Suffolk University Law School alum, and former partner of Saltzman & McNaught LLP, J.R. Reardon has practiced in many areas including civil and criminal litigation. She has taught insurance law with her father and is published in the Suffolk University
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