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4 stars for an entertaining easy read. This is book 5 in the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez series and it can be read as a stand alone, but I have been reading them in order and recommend doing the same. I have converted my wife into a fan of this series. She has almost finished book 1 Special Circumstances and plans to continue reading this series. This book starts off with Mike, who is an ex-priest, in confession with his priest friend Ramon Aguirre. Mike left the priesthood, while Ramon stayed o
Siegel’s fifth offering in the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez legal thriller series has Mike defending Father Ramon Aguirre, a longtime friend, that has been accused of murdering Maria Concepcion, a fiercely competitive lawyer that has successfully sued the archdiocese multiple times. The evidence against this local priest serving in the San Francisco Mission District is overwhelming. Enjoy the legal maneuvers and investigative prowess of the two attorneys as they defend their friend.
good writer good plot
I'm not sure what was more ridiculous: the clichés or the predictability.Listen, crime novels are my guilty pleasure, and I realize that it is pretty easy to figure out how about 75% of them are going to end before the book is halfway done. However, when I can figure it out in the first three chapters I know I'm in for a disappointing book.Ex-priest turned lawyer Mike Daley takes on the defense of his close friend (and seminary classmate) after said friend is accused of murdering a parishioner.
The fifth entry in the Mike and Rosie legal partnership series is not as good as the first four but once it gets rolling in the courtroom, it is interesting enough. Siegel does know his stuff when it comes to the interplay between the judge and the lawyers.
3.8/5If I had just picked this book up and had never read another one of the books in the series, I would give this 4/5 stars. Because I’ve read 5 other books in the series, I’m lowering my grade, because they’re becoming a little formulaic. Still a great court room drama with a lot of twists.
The fifth novel of American crime novelist Sheldon Siegel The Confession was despite all my expectations an amazing reading. When debating whether I should read the novel or not I encountered several reviews on this page and others who described the storyline as predictable, boring and poorly written - but since I am a bit of a sucker for crime and legal novels I decided to take a chance on this one and thank god I did.Former Priest turned lawyer Mike Daley takes on the task to prove that his go...
This is an amazing series - every book has been a 5 star so far. I don't know how the author comes up with these impossible legal cases but they are real page turners.
After I finished Book 4 of author Sheldon Siegel's seven-book series featuring former husband-and-wife Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez - one I'd picked up for a couple of bucks as part of a special deal at Amazon.com - I was so hooked that I was determined to read the remaining three. Ah, but the price was $3.99 each for the Kindle versions, and I wasn't happy at the prospect of shelling out 12 bucks (or wait for them to turn up at a library). So what's a cheapskate to do?Right about then, this c...
Love this series and its characters. The first-person narration with quotes and then snide thoughts are so clever. Moves along with wit and compassion and determination. I only wish our library system had them all. I wonder if these books are available on audible....
This fifth novel in the Daley/ Fernandez mystery series from author Sheldon Siegel was his best yet. "The Confession" tackles into the dark and ugly world of the hierarchy within the Catholic Church. While one lawsuit for sexual misbehavior against one priest is moving into court, another priest becomes accused of murder. A "Jane Doe" civil suit against the church is upended when plaintiff's attorney Maria Concepion is believed to have committed suicide. The suicide quickly is then ruled murder....
I liked this book and it was a quick read. I would have given it a higher rating except for the mistakes in the book. The murder that occurs in the book is listed as one day and time and then a few pages later, it is listed as another day and time. It is just irritating to me that it wasn't proofed better and this mistake caught before publishing. That to me is the same as a silly grammar error that anyone should have caught.
This series is very readable although they are very similar - the hero and his ex-wife are lawyers who keep getting involved with defending the accused in high-profile murder cases who seem to be guilty but swear they're not.And most of the cases involve people they know personally - he's clearly as unhealthy an acquaintance as Jessica Fletcher.He also has a habit of describing characters as looking exactly like famous actors - so apparently San Francisco is stuffed to the gills with Hollywood A...
This is the 5th sequential book i have enjoyed in the series. Siegel story development reminds me of f the much loved Perry Mason and Ironsides drama & cadre of investigators & good/bad cops. I like how each book in the series builds on some of the characters from past books. Siegel throws out clues, but waits until the very end to nail the perpetrator (whom we suspected all along)!. As a retired lawyer I appreciate the interactions between the prosecutors trying to build political futures and t...
Mike Daley was a priest before feeling disappointed and ending up as a defense attorney, but he never lost touch with his friend Father Ramón Aguirre. A sexual harassment lawsuit is ongoing against the Catholic Archidiocese, and when the plaintiff's lawyer is found dead, evidence points to Aguirre and he is soon arrested for murder. He obviously asks Daley to take his case, but it will not be an easy task. In addition of having all the incriminating evidence, the Catholic Church also wants to ge...
An authentic thriller on the Roman Catholic Church and its ongoing sex scandalsIn a shocking piece of news that rivals a weather forecast that predicts the sun will rise tomorrow, the San Francisco Roman Catholic archdiocese finds itself as the defendant against a sexual harassment lawsuit. The archbishop and the diocesan administration quietly breathe a sigh of relief when the plaintiff’s lawyer is found dead of an apparent suicide. But the police soon find the situation may well be much, much
"Another Difficult Case For Mike Daley"Mike Daley used to be a priest before becoming a defense attorney. He'd not been to confession for years, but Father Ramon Aguirre keeps trying to invite him to confession. But what he really needs is a defense attorney. A sexual harassment suit was building against the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese ... until there is a death of a woman, and it is believed to be suicide. But soon the police finds evidence of murder ... pointing to Father Aguirre. Mike
The Stories are Getting AddictingSo ... Yes, I think this series is consistently good and entertaining, and I'm looking forward to reading the remaining books.However, this particular story AGAIN had a blaring, weak link that wasn't pursued very well. Yes, it was actually touched upon and directly discussed -- but the fact that this-and-that occurred was then just dropped, nothing more said, and IT was a major point that you'd think the police would have quickly grabbed onto. Oh, well .. so much...
I am a tremendous fan of this series, which seems to get better and better. I am usually shy with five stars for books like this, but it really held my attention, the story was terrific - fully believable - and the characters most excellent. I listened to it as an audiobook, and found it very well read. I loved the quiet snide comments from Daly, as he responded to others' remarks - a very clever addition to the story. I'll be on to the next in this series, it's emerging as a strong favorite for...
I have to say another good novel in the series. I feel maybe this was the best one and I will rate it a solid, solid 4. I do not give out 5 stars candy. The whole series is a little predictable after you read the second novel but that does not tae away from the series. I feel the characters are moving forward in the right direction and that there is not much filler in this one. I feel it had a good ending and the good guys won what a surprise lol.
Just okay. I thought the dialog was a bit formulaic and the characters were pretty two dimensional. One more thing - and it's really picky, but it makes Seigel seem sloppy to me. He lives in Marin County, where some of the book is set, but gets a geographic detail, the location of the Larkspur Police Department relative to the lead character's apartment wrong. It's a tiny thing, but it bugged me because it was sloppy.
Great book, with a priest accused of murder and the politics of the church colliding with the law. Mike and Rosie are in fine form, Pete is awesome, as always. Scary that their office is torched and the person isn't caught, maybe in the next book?I like Ramon, and the twists in his case, but I do wish these guys would get paid more instead of all their work being pro bono. So glad there are more stories to read. KU
Last Page Arrives Before You Know ItI like Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez but I get tired of them and need a break. The storyline is cookie cutter. Not this book. The plot is fast-paced and the characters are memorable. There are bad guys and good guys in unlikely places. Now excuse me while I look for the next book I want to read. Who knows, it may be a short visit with Rosie and Mike again.
Love this seriesLove the characters and keeping up with their family. Rosie and Mike, as well as Pete, Grace and now Tommy, are good down-to-earth people who would seem to be good neighbors and friends. They always come up with ingenious ways to solve their cases. I love a good mystery and it's even better when I love the characters, too.
I CONFESS THE CONFESSION IS A KILLERThe title of my review is pretty cheesy, but it is true - The Confession rivals books written by King, Kuntz, Sheldon...in quality. This is a completely original storyline. I love the characters. You should bookmark the page on your computer where you downloaded the book. You WILL come back for more.
Love his books, and this was a delight to read. You thought you were on a merry go round, the case got more complicated for Rosie and Mike to figure out, as the plot flowed to the end. As well as personal touches with they home life, and not enough sleep, with the case and baby. Great series, and the law effect in the cases.
Good read! 5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 This book was different but yet the same. The author gives us intriguing colorful characters, court room drama, murders, and who-dun-its. You don't see the ending coming. It was interesting to get a small look into Catholicism which I find fascinating. I give it 5 stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Excellent book,excellent writer!Writing reviews is not something I do well. This is the 5th in the series, I cannot put them down! Love the characters, the writing style, the story lines. Holds my interest throughout. Starting the 6th book as soon as I finish this "review."
The ConfessionMike receives a phone call from his friend Father Ramon and so begins another legal thriller. The San Francisco Archdiocese is embroiled in a civil suit involving sexual abuse of a young woman when her attorney is found dead in her bathtub. Father Ramon is accused of murdering her.
Siegel does it againMike and Rosie defend their friend Father Ramon Aguirre accused of murderer of His ex girlfriend. Many returning characters, include Nick the Dick, Terrence the Terminator, Mikes brother Pete and Roosevelt Johnson. Mikes snarky thoughts are always entertaining. This was a good book and I will continue on in the series, indeed I will