Without One Plea is a view into a conservative southern town. The book was entertaining, and yet, very relevant. Chet and his partner Drew move back to Chet's hometown, and things are quite as comfortable as they were living in a metropolitan area. Chet still hasn't come out to his family, or friends, and with the town under the spell of the baptist church minister, who yells about damnation and sinning in his sermons, the 13 year relationship between Chet and Drew starts to unravel. When Chet is accused of raping a boy, Without One Plea takes a turn into a legal thriller.
The characters in Without One Plea are what makes this book great in my opinion. Chet is the small town golden boy who isn't all like he seems from the outside. I could see that he didnt want to lose his golden boy image, and that made him hesitant to come out to family, and friends. Drew on the other hand gave me the impression that he just wanted to live life happily with Chet, and didn't want to take on the small southern conservative town, add in the minister who didn't want to lose control over his parishioners, and the town. What a evil man, and to be preaching about God to people...it really boiled my blood. The legal thriller aspect of this book was well written, and a page turner, obviously I don't want to give anything away so I'll leave it at that.
I thought Without One Plea was great book, and I would recommend this to anyone who likes reading legal thrillers.
Sent to me by author for review.