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(Richard Coleman #3)

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A timely novel about a greedy mortgage servicer who made himself millions but destroyed the lives of thousands of Americans and helped send the American economy into a tailspin.
Paperback, 392 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Top Publications, Ltd. (first published September 1st 2012)
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Lana Bradstream
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
In UNCONSCIONABLE, lawyer Rich Coleman has two sons -- Ryan, who just graduated from law school and Matt, a former lawyer who was convicted of bankruptcy fraud. Matt's conviction was overturned and he is now on a mission to get his law license back. Rich hopes Matt will join his crusade against predatory mortgage lenders.
Meanwhile, Ryan's girlfriend Amanda, who also graduated from law school, is seeking to become a literary agent. Ryan tells her about a true crime story written by his father a
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaway-winner
I won this book from Goodreads giveaways. It took so long to get this that they sent me another of William Manchee's book, "Plastic Gods", which was nice.
This is the 3rd in the series of the Rich Coleman family, although you do not have to read the first two as the author gets you up to speed in the beginning. This one has his second son, Ryan who finally got his law degree, more involved, but the family's lives are all enmeshed. Not only is this book about conspiracy, deception and murder, but
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads, mystery
I recently reviewed another book, DEADLY DEFIANCE, written by Mr. Manchee in which I said,” The problem with this book is in the way it is written. The characters interactions lack subtlety and there is no complexity in their emotional makeup.” The same can be said for this book, plus it is even more in need of an editor. The worst example of this is when the author has the same burglary take place twice, first in Chapter 17 then again in Chapter 18. It looks like the author changed his mind, bu ...more
Oct 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: thriller, first-reads
Goodread's first-read giveaway.

Rating: 1/5

I beg to differ from all those other glowing 4-5 stars reviews. Couldn't get the rating lower than 1/5 on Goodreads, even though I'd like to give it no stars at all. This is typical of books which should normally be removed from my shelves, if not for the review I gotta write first-read program. Plain and uninteresting language. Stupid and shallow characters. Nothing more than a cheap shot at thriller which failed miserably.
Feb 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads FirstReads giveaway.

The writing style in this book is very matter-of-fact, and it seems more like the author is trying to educate the reader about the mortgage crisis rather than tell an engaging story. I will admit that it was a fast-moving book so I stayed interested throughout, but there wasn't much character development so I wasn't as satisfied as I would have liked.
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I went thru this book in one sitting. A wonderful cover to cover read, just couldn't put it down. Look forward to more of this authors work!!! ...more
Jewelee Owings
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very good book! Being the 3rd in a series, I'm definitely wanting to read the 1st & 2nd now. ...more
David Caldwell
This is the third volume in the Rich Coleman series. I have not read the other books but William Manchee gives you all of the background you need to make this a standalone novel.

As usual with William Manchee's stories, there are multiple storylines running throughout the book. They will twist and branch off at times but they all end up working out by the end. Rich and his two sons, Matt and Ryan are all lawyers. Ryan , the youngest, has just graduated law school and wants to focus on criminal la
Julie Barrett
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Unconscionable (Rich Coleman Novel) by William Manchee
Won this via a Goodreads contest and think I will be sorry I've not read the other books prior in this series. The storyline sounds like something that I find fascinating.
The story picks up when his son is graduating from college with hopes of getting all 3 into the law business.
Ryan's girlfriend Amanda is heading towards being a literary agent. Knowing nothing at all about the details, this is going to be an educational read for me because
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This is mystery/thriller written along two major story lines. One storyline covers the mortgage industry and the deceptive practices by some mortgage businesses. Attorney Rich Coleman is hired by a client, Cindy Sharp, who blames her husband's suicide on the deceitful lies told by their mortgage servicer, Reliable Mortgage Servicing. Rich asks his son Matt to work the case since Matt is likely to have his law license reinstated soon. The father and son have their own ideas on how to dig up dirt ...more
Kim Hansen
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Do you like thrillers? How about thrillers with a legal twist? Well, if you do, then Unconscionable, by author William Manchee, is the book for you! This is the third installment of the Richard Coleman series of books and although I did not read the other two books, it was perfectly fine and not necessary.

This book revolves around Richard Coleman (a lawyer) who has two sons; Matt has a very complicated past; His first wife Lynn was murdered and now he is in a relationship with Candy Kane (yep, y
Debi Gerhart
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I just finished reading Unconscionable by William Manchee. This is third book in the Richard Coleman series. Now i have to read the first 2 books in the series, so reading the third is something I usually would never do, I was interested in it, and when I was given a copy to read, I thought why not. And I was not disappointed. This book is a thriller with a legal plot, added to the whole family drama. Rich Coleman is a lawyer, with 2 sons. His one son, Ryan, is a recent graduate from law school ...more
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
We received this book to review a couple of weeks ago, and it took me awhile to get around to reading it, but once I opened it, I couldn't put it down! This was one of those books that really drew me in and got me hooked once I got into it!

This book is the third novel in the Rich Coleman series. While I haven't read the first two novels, I was a little nervous that I would be "out of the loop" and that I wouldn't be able to really understand what was going on, but that was not the case! What I r
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
by William Manchee
Genre: Legal Thriller
soft cover, 392 pages

This is #3 of the "Rich Coleman" novels, but "Prelude" briefly describes the main plot lines of the previous books. I don't believe that it is necessary to have read books 1 & 2 to follow the plot in this book.

Rich Coleman is a Texas attorney who crossed the line in his chosen field. His sons are also lawyers. Matt, a bankruptcy lawyer, has paid a very heavy price for his practice. Ryan, who has just graduated from law sch
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, first-reads
This is honestly not the type of book that I normally read, but I truly enjoyed every moment of it anyway. I haven't read the first two installments in the series so I was very happy to see a prelude that described the basic events of the first two books. Additionally, the author was able to convey the past as a part of this book so that it was easily read as a standalone book. I did notice a few spelling and punctuation mistakes, but nothing that bugged me a lot. I only mention it because this ...more
Oct 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Unconscionable is the third book in the Rich Coleman series. The story starts off with Ryan, Rich Coleman's son graduating from law school. The next thing, Ryan has to do is take the bar exam. Ryan is also in a relationship with his college mate, Amanda Sherman. Amanda decided she wanted to be a publisher agent than a lawyer.

Matt, Rich's oldest son, is trying to get his life back in order. He still grieves his first wife's Lynn's murder and would love to get his license back to practices law. U
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the Rich Coleman Series! Rich's son Ryan graduates from law school and begins working with his dad and brother. His friend Amanda, who graduated from law school as well, wants to be a literary agent. When Ryan tells Amanda about a manuscript that his father wrote about the well known trial he was involved with, Amanda wants to publish it. After Amanda approaches Rich and Erica about the book, they both aren't in agreement about publishing it, and she feels there is more ...more
R J Mckay
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Unconscionable is the third book in William Manchee's Rich Coleman series. It is a legal thriller with several story lines running. Rich Coleman is a lawyer and both of his sons are now working at his firm. Rich has decided to tackle the illegal practices found in the mortgage industry. This is a topic most readers have seen in the news, and Manchee does a wonderful job of explaining the illegal activities some mortgage lenders have stooped to.

The second story line involves Amanda, Ryan's girlfr
C. Stuchl
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodreads-books
If you like legal thrillers, definitely get this book. If you liked Perry Mason and Ben Kincaid you will love Rich Coleman and his sons, Ryan and Matt, as they take on predatory mortgage lenders. The scenario is so well done that I wonder it it isn't true. I could well believe this type of crime could happen.
Mr. Manchee does a wonderful job of character development. The pace of the story is just right. It never gets to dull or slow. The story lines are understandable and interesting. You always
Oct 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I won this book through I initially was drawn to the synopsis on the entry. I thought this was a different type of legal murder mystery and it looks really good. Well now I'm not so sure.

Although the story line gripped me, I felt there where just one too many characters to keep track of. There were a large amount of grammatical errors. That I know of this was not ARC so I don't understand why there were so many. Chapters 17 and 18 I just had a hard time with and had to reread sev
Sierra Ferrante
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: firstread
Murder, Mayhem, and Mortgages! This book is great for those who love suspense/legal thrillers.

This is a book about greedy mortgage lenders and deceptive practices. It's very timely in today's economy! Cindy Sharp blames her husband's suicide on the mortgage company and their underhanded practices and hires Rich Coleman to represent her. Rich, along with his son Matt, team up to uncover the truth behind the mortgage company's practices. In addition, a second plot regarding Rich emerges as he pub
May 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book from Goodreads. I had not read the two previous volumes, but they were summarized at the beginning. The book has some good points. The dialogue is well done and carries the action. It gives a lot of information about the mortgage crisis and illegal practices. On the other hand, it seems like a film or more likely a Daytime Soap Opera with a 25-year-old unsolved murder, a NY Times best-seller, a kidnapping & murder-for-hire, an escort service, group sex, and an escape to Argentina ...more
Colleen Estep
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! What if you ,in the middle of the recession,you make your house payment,but.. they sell your mortgage and the lies begin. The late notices, being totally unable to get it straight, your husband loses his job, and the company continues to lie to you. Why? because they intended all along to take your home. You are tossed out of your home, sleeping in the park, your things tossed out in the street and then your husband commits suicide.
Where do you go for justice? The law firm of Rich C
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I've never read any of the other books in this series. After winning this in a giveaway, the cover caught my attention so I started reading and didn't want to put it down. It's a nice twist with mortgage part. I didn't see a lot of it coming, but some yes. This was a great book dealing with law and how it described some of the things in detail. I felt like it needed a little more in places and could've added more information to some parts. I think Amanda doing things to get the book on the NYT b ...more
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed listening to this novel. The only problem I have is that the narrators are talking both male and female characters parts as they read it. I wish those narrating the novel would speak only in male voices for male parts and female voices for female parts of the novel. It's hard to keep track on whose talking at times. I think I'm listening to a male character, but it's a female character in the book. And visa versa. Also this is an MP3 CD so I had to load it into my iTunes software in o ...more
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have loved all William Manchee novels. Unconscionable is timely with the topic being foreclosure of a home. The family does everything the the banks tell them to do to postpone foreclosure. They are buying time because of a lost job and illness. However that is not the only story. Rich Coleman becomes a suspect in the murder of Aunt Martha. His wife, Erica, was found guilty of the murder 25 years ago. Amanda, Ryan Coleman's girlfriend tries to become a top selling Literary Agent by publishing ...more
Kimberley Alvarez
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My review:

I find it so how had his wife was murdered he gets into a new relationship- falls in love and then she is kidnapped. Wow talk about butterflying crazy. At first I thought so butterfly this is a number three book in a series, how in the heck is it going to make since to me? Oh was I wrong it so made since. It totally made me want to read number 1 and 2. Great job William with your great writing. I now also want to read some of your other books. Maybe one day!!! Thank you again for being
Sandrag Gallegos
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Personally I enjoy thrillers that are as true to life as you can get. I especially enjoy those with a legal twist which is exactly what this book was about. This is the third book in the series but you will not feel like you are lost in the story line if you have not read the other two. This story is a novel in itself. The author William does a great job at really developing the characters and getting you to really know them. Regardless of your thoughts of attorney's, you see these characters as ...more
Sarah Beth Thompson
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a GoodReads First Reads Giveaways review.
Personally I enjoy thrillers that are as true to life as you can get. I especially enjoy those with a legal twist which is exactly what this book was about. This is the third book in the series but you will not feel like you are lost in the story line if you have not read the other two. This story is a novel in itself. The author William does a great job at really developing the characters and getting you to really know them. Regardless of your th
Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from a First Reads /Goodreads giveaway. There are well thought out characters in 'Unconscionable'. The author understands legal terms and issues and writes clearly and fluently on the subject of mortgages and court proceedings. There were enough twists and turns in this book to keep it interesting for the nearly 400 pages. I thought the murder confession and love affair between one main character and a unlikable book agent seemed far fetched. I think this writer is ...more
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William Manchee is an attorney by trade and practices consumer law in Dallas with his son Jim. Originally from southern California, he now lives in Plano, Texas.

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Richard Coleman (3 books)
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  • Plastic Gods (Rich Coleman #2)

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