All Good Things

A Jack Hart Mystery

Fiction - Mystery - Legal
302 Pages
Reviewed on 01/29/2019
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Author Biography

The Jack Hart Mysteries are legal thrillers set in 1990s Seattle. I'm an attorney who began my career in Seattle during the mid-1990s. I wrote the novels to entertain my mom. She was homebound and dissatisfied with the books my dad was bringing home from the library, so I tried to make the books exciting for her.

"All Good Things" is the first book in the Jack Hart series. It's the story of a responsible, hardworking attorney who vanishes after a late night at work - and the loyal, overworked colleague who tries to find her.

Like all associates, I worked late nights. It could be eerie in the office, with lots of shadows, reflections, and strange noises. Sometimes I wondered how long it would take for anyone to notice if I disappeared, and whether anyone would look for me. That made me think about the reasons an attorney might have to disappear - and whether or not she would want to be found. I tried to weave those themes of uncertainty, menace, and isolation throughout the book.

Thank you so much for reading my books.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lucinda E Clarke for Readers' Favorite

All Good Things by Rosemary Reeve is the first book in the Jack Hart series. Jack is an associate at a large and prestigious law firm in Seattle. Jack is familiar with the view from the 42nd floor as, along with the other associates, he works a twenty-hour day. He lives alone except for his dog Betsy who is more than a little unpredictable. Jack is attracted to Harmony, the daughter of the former managing partner Humphrey Piper, who is found dead - stuffed in a suitcase in his Japanese hotel room - and from then on the bodies begin to pile up. Jack is surprised to meet up with Mark, a policeman who is investigating the murders. They had once shared foster parents and now work together to search for Harmony, if she is still alive. Suspicion falls on one person after another and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.

When I chose to review All Good Things by Rosemary Reeve, I noticed there were further books in the series and after reading this one, I shall look for the others. I really enjoyed the story; it kept me guessing right until the end. I was impressed with the quality of the writing. The chase scenes were exciting and very realistic; this author takes you on a roller coaster ride. Jack is an endearing character. I loved the interactions with his mother and with Betsy, the dog. After a difficult start in life, bounced from one foster home to another, Jack succeeds in qualifying to work in a law firm in Seattle and his love for Harmony in the next office is sweet and tender. He is a kind, gentle soul you can’t help but love. A well-constructed story that moves swiftly and keeps the reader turning the pages. Five stars from me without a doubt.