I am delighted to be taking part in the Fiction Addiction Book Tour for Things are Going to Slide by Rangeley Wallace.
Pregnant Marilee, a law professor, find herself at a crossroad in her personal and professional life. Her husband leaves her for a man and her high school boyfriend is coming back to town and what makes matters even worse, “steals” her promised law chair. In addition, she faces humongous pressure to finish a law report in order to keep her job. Are things going to slide?
For me, it was really easy to empathise with the main character, Marilee, from the beginning of the book onwards. I felt so sorry for her and was hoping the whole way through that her situation (both personal and professional) would improve. She is described as such a head-strong, yet very emotional woman which made me warm to her quickly.
I found the storyline very addictive and loved the law subject that runs all the way through the book (but then again, I have a huge interest in law having studied it myself). I thought that all the law cases, court hearings etc. were brilliantly portrayed.
Rangeley has a very warm and engaging style of writing. I found the book to be a real page turner and could not put it down but read until the early hours of day. I loved the way Rangeley highlighted the importance of trust and having a strong family bond.
I am really glad to have discovered this author (thanks to Fiction Addiction Book Tours) and will definitely also read her other book called No Defense.
My rating: 5 out of 5
About the author
Rangeley Wallace was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and lived there (except for one year of boarding school in Memphis) until she went to college at Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, she moved north to Washington, D.C., to attend Washington College of Law, American University. The year following, she was a fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for Public Interest Representation, where she received an LLM.
She never left D.C., much to her surprise, and, in between raising four children and writing books, she has practiced public interest law and corporate law, prosecuted anti-trust and criminal cases, and represented several white collar criminal defendants facing politically motivated charges in federal court. Most recently, she has taught a variety of courses at the Washington College of Law, including legal writing, externship seminar, general practice clinic, and disability rights clinic. For several years she also represented asylum and immigration clients on behalf of CMHS, the Center for Multicultural Human Services. Currently, she is teaching in the General Practice Clinic at WCL.
Rangeley has written two novels. No Defense and Thing Are Going To Slide.
The publisher is kindly offering an e-copy of Things are Going to Slide to one lucky reader. Please enter via the rafflecopter link and also leave a comment below. Good luck!