The Best Friend
The Amazon Charts bestselling series.
From the author of Dead Certain comes a twisting novel of friendship, love, and marriageand all their cunning and deadly betrayals.
Back in 1986, Clint Broden was a novice New York defense attorney building a family with his wife, Anne, and impatient for his career to take off. Thats when his defense of his closest friend, Nick...more
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The story is broken down into four parts and is narrated by three different characters, attorney Clint Broden, his wife Anne, and his best friend Nick Zamora.
Part 1 begins in 1986, when Nick is accused of a serious crime. Clint defends his friend in ...more
In 1986, struggling defense attorney Clint Broden lands an unexpected client: His best friend, Nick Zamora, who's been charged with the murder of his new wife Carolyn, a successful attorney in her own right. Nick, an aspiring writer, insists he's innocent; out of loyalty if nothing else, Clint agrees to serve ...more
Having read all seven of this authors previous books I was very pleased to be given an advance copy of The Best Friend (the third book in the Broden Legal series) by NetGalley and the publisher to read.
For quite some time now Adam Mitzner has been on my list of my "don't miss" authors -- meaning that if he wrote it, I'll be rushing to read it but with The Best Friend hes risen to near the pinnacle of this list. This is because The Best Friend ...more
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Several years later, Nickys new wife Samantha goes missing and once again Nicky reaches out to his old friend, Clint to represent him. However, some new evidence start to come to light making Clint question Nickys innocence.
Engaging courtroom scenes, interesting dialogues and ...more
From the beginning of the book, Mr. Mitzner had my attention, and I couldn't read fast enough to find out how the story ended.
The book centers around two legal cases involving the main character, Clinton Broden, and his childhood friend, Nick Zamora. The beginning of the book is told from Broden's perspective, but as the book continues we hear from Broden's wife as well as Nick. I thoroughly enjoyed the way that Mitzner ...more
With this said, I gravitated towards this ARC as a Criminal Justice Master as well as having interned as an undergrad with the Public Defender's Office. I was always told to become a prosecutor but funds weren't there so my dream subsided and then marriage and kids and you know the rest.
I honestly couldn't let this one pass me by without at least trying it and with that I must say,"Thank ...more
Clint Broden and Nick Zamora are best friends, having grown up together after Clints parents were tragically killed. Clint is a struggling attorney and Nick a wannabe author and notorious womaniser. Both are married. Clint to Anne and Nick, more recently, to Carolyn, a bride of a few weeks who dies in the bath in the first few pages. This is the story of how they interact during that particular crisis and how their lives pan out afterwards.
The story is written in sections each from ...more
This is the 1st book that I have read by this author, but it definitely won't be my last. This story begins with Clint's friend Nicky calling him to let him know that his wife had drowned in the bathtub. Clint went directly to his friends to be with him and when he got there the police were already on the scene. As the story went on, Nicky was ultimately arrested for his wife's ...more
Adam Mitzner is one of those writers whose works manage to keep me up well past my bedtime. Luckily I started this one early in the day and post knee surgery so I had a head start. I might actually get some sleep tonight.
The Best Friend is indeed about two best friends from childhood. One has become a lawyer and the other a writer trying to get published. Clint Broden is the lawyer who gets called by his childhood friend Nick Zamora. Nick is crying and says his new ...more
The Best Friend is the third in the Broden legal series, but it easily a standalone novel. The story begins in 1986 with the bathtub drowning of a 27-year-old bride. The drowning is determined to be a homicide, and of course its always the husband. New defense attorney, Clint Broden, is the accuseds best friend. Even though Clints firm is struggling, he decides to represent Nicks defense at trial.
Clint is the father to Ella ...more
The plot is complex and engaging with two distinct storylines. Its almost like listening to two pieces of complimentary classical music simultaneously: the prose intertwines to create a musical score that coaxes you this way and that.
The characters are beautifully developed. Theyre intelligent, witty, empathetic and reproachable which makes it so easy ...more
This is the story of Broden, who in the 1980s was a struggling lawyer who defended his best friend for the murder of the friend's wife. Years after the trial, the two friends cross paths again.
I do not want to give anything away, as I came into the book with no prior knowledge of ...more
This book spans decades and revolves around the relationship between Clint, a defense attorney, and his best friend since childhood, Nicky, who was accused of killing his wife in 1986. Clint defends Nicky but the two lose touch following the trial, until an event brings them back together in the current day and past truths are revealed.
I read and enjoyed Adam Mitzners first novel and for some ...more
This is the third in a series - I had not read the first two, but had no problem reading and enjoying this as a stand-alone. The author tells a story that is ostensibly a legal thriller, but which devolves into an intricate web of friendship, love and betrayal between the three main characters. Not so much thrills, but a very satisfying read. The characters are well-drawn and I loved the way the ...more
I love Adam Mitzner's novels, and I was so excited to read this! Unlike the first 2 Broden Legal books, this one focuses on Ella's dad, Clint (and his best friend Nicky). When Nicky's young new bride drowns in their bathtub, Clint represents him in court but their friendship drifts apart. Decades later, when ANOTHER one of Nicky's wives dies under suspicious circumstances, ...more
This novel has it al. The character development is superb, the plot beyond intriguing and captivating, packed with drama and fast paced cataclysmic events that intertwined two suspicious ...more
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After law school, I joined the litigation department of a large New York City law firm, and after a few more stops, am currently the head of the litigation ...more