Renee Conoulty: Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Courting Trouble by Kathy Lette

Tilly has the day from hell when she's sacked from her barristers' chambers in the morning, then finds her husband in bed with her former best friend in the afternoon. She escapes to her mother, Roxy - a sassy solicitor whose outrageous take on men, work and family life is the despair of her more conventional daughter. Roxy comes up with a radical plan for their future - they'll set up a new-style, all female law firm which will champion women.

Before long they are rescuing women who have been cheated, put upon, attacked, ripped off or ruined by the men in their lives. When a gun-toting Grandma bursts upon the scene having shot off the testicles of the men who raped her grand daughter, Tilly finds herself at legal logger heads with Jack Cassidy, the smooth-talking, politically incorrect, legal love god who broke her heart at law school. Jack is fluent in three languages – English, sarcasm and flirtation, and his specialist area is emotional break and enter. But if the man is so loathsome, then why is she committing Acute Lust in the 3rd degree?

As Tilly struggles to keep her client out of jail and her own cravings under lock and key, will the rapists walk free? When Tilly's 13-year old daughter goes missing, she faces the biggest moral dilemma of her life. Should she betray her beliefs and take the law into her own hands?

Hey! Here's my review.

I received a copy of the audiobook signed by Kathy Lette from Bolinda Audio as part of a Christmas giveaway. The narrator did a great job, changing between various British and an Australian accent for the different characters. This is the fourth book by Kathy Lette I have read and even more packed with one liners than the others. It was my least favourite so far. 

The story focusses around a mother daughter law firm that champions womens cases. I don't know much about the court system, but I have a better understanding of the difference between Barristers and Solicitors now. The main case deals with the gang rape and blackmail of a teenage girl. Serious topics such as rape, assault, blackmail and cyber bullying are interspersed with sarcastic humour and romance. It does end with "to be continued" but it wasn't enough of a cliffhanger to have me chasing the next installment.

  • Where: Bolinda Audio
  • Format: audiobook
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