Finally, the characters' legal problems are wrapped up too quickly and neatly at the end. There's a bunch more book tacked on beyond where the end should be, and the A congressman is murdered and Joe DeMarco is framed for it. Their schoolfriends also decide to do the same with their parents to solve their respective problems. Sadly, I just lost a good five hours. Actions in the present and feelings and results of actions that reverberate from the past. I also thought Emily was unnecessarily prickly, especially with her extended family, who took her in and loved her when her own parents died. Are there times when a law, believed to be unjust, should be defied? They eventually give in and up to the , and their parents are set free.
The nurse, Emily, has her own family of origin issues she has not come to terms with, including the imprisonment of her father for protest activities during the Vietnam era, while the reader is unsure whether to feel sympathy or suspicion toward the pregnant mother. This is a very fine novel. I especially appreciated the range of diverse characters, all with flaws, but all understandable and sympathetic because of the shifting points of view and the insights we gain into these people. Actions in the present and feelings and results of actions that reverberate from the past. The novel is the st I really struggled with what to rate this book but based on its sheer ability to keep me reading, it's 4 stars. Originally reviewed at I found the book to be a bit dry at times, which made this a challenging read for me.
Any book that distracts me from life and its surroundings I think is terrific, and this book did that for me. A judge will typically analyze a variety of factors when deciding whether to give you house arrest. To view it, A congressman is murdered and Joe DeMarco is framed for it. The worst part i would say is the cost to be on an ankle bracelet. What is the world coming to? Will Emily help Pippa escape for one night so she can dance at this year's ritu Christina passed this along to me. I enjoyed this book, even though I have some issues with it.
I appreciate that the author did not load the book down with non-essentials and at 200 pages was a comfortable length. On the surface, House Arrest tells a simple story. There may be other conditions you have to meet in addition to house arrest. It tells the story of a home nurse, Emily, assigned to care for a pregnant woman on house arrest, Pippa. House Arrest focuses on home-care nurse Emily Klein an her charge, Pippa Glenning — the young cult member under house arrest for the freezing death of her young daughter during a winter solstice ceremony. I am eager to read this author's next book.
Emily meanwhile is dealing with some ghosts from her past that may make her either the exactly right or exactly wrong person to be working on this case. I do hope Mike Lawson has future plans for Joe. It was an advanced uncorrected proof though I didn't actually notice any errors , so it didn't have the provocative cover photo. Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri is seen at the governmental palace in Beirut, Lebanon October 24, 2017. The novel is full of heart and deeply felt, with characters you care about immediately. We met as nurses working with children who were born with Spina Bifida and their families.
Their story unfolds and Pippa asks Emily to help her do something illegal and risky. The story of two women who each carry baggage from their past, and how their unlikely friendship unfolds. They are going to get married to get around this. Initially, I was surprised by how quickly Emily and Pippa began to develop a concern for each other but, Emily's family circumstances do make this easier to understand. Pippa is the youngest member of the House of Isis, a spiritual family group that worships the goddess Isis.
Its not likely that any congressman waiting to be murdered let alone the majority whip would be working alone in his Capitol office even on a Friday night - staffers always hang around to suck up. She amazed me with her ability to present a 'cult' with fairness, shaded in ways that avoid all the usual stereotypes. I have been on house arrest for over three years. . That surely is a personal triumph for Meeropol, but would not be enough to draw readers to the work if it were not the outstanding novel that it is. Plus she has brilliant insights that lead her to the true killers.
To view it, This was a tough one for me to rate. At the front end of the system, for pretrial defendants, a limited use of house arrest is likely to be cost-effective as long as it is used for people who normally would not be released on their own recognizance or who cannot make bail. The people responsible for the murder plan to assassinate Joe while he's in jail. I have one year left and one year down. The term house arrest can also refer to electronic monitoring programs in which a convicted criminal is sentenced to home confinement instead of prison, for a specified period. Ellen Meeropol is one of my dearest friends.