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Law of Attraction

Law of Attraction

A Novel

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The first book in the Anna Curtis series takes readers on an exhilarating ride through the criminal justice system as a young prosecutor battles a disturbing murder case that conflicts dangerously with her own personal life.

As a newly minted Assistant US Attorney in Washington, DC, Anna Curtis has already developed a thick skin to help her deal with the unsettling brutality she encounters daily with her overflowing stack of domestic violence cases. Yet when Laprea Johnson walks into Anna’s life—battered by her boyfriend on the morning after Valentine’s Day—there’s something about this particular case that Anna can’t quite shake, something that reminds the prosecutor of her own troubled past.

It’s also the biggest case of Anna’s career—and the most personal. If she wins it, she could lose everything. The victim she tried to protect is dead. Her lover—no, her ex-lover—is defending the accused killer. Caught between seeking justice for Laprea and saving her personal life, Anna makes a series of choices that jeopardize her career, her relationships, and her very life as she uncovers the shocking truth behind the murder.

“A beautifully written and suspenseful debut” (Barbara Delinsky, author of Not My Daughter) from “an up-and-coming literary giant” (Suspense Magazine), Law of Attraction provides a fascinating glimpse into the most emotional cases of DC’s criminal justice system.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476716053 | 
  • May 2014
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What's behind the LAW OF ATTRACTION? Allison Leotta tells us....

Allison Leotta's legal thriller features a D.C. ADA whose personal and professional lives collide when a domestic violence case turns into a murder.

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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Law of Attraction includes discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Allison Leotta. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


TOPICS AND QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

1. There are a series of plot twists and shocking discoveries throughout Law of Attraction. Which of these developments surprised you the most?

2. Nick’s decision to continue to defend D’marco after Laprea’s murder is one of the main reasons Anna breaks off their relationship. Unlike Anna, Nick asserts that representing D’marco isn’t morally compromising, because everyone deserves a fair trial and representation regardless of their guilt. Whose philosophy do you most agree with? Did your opinion change as the story unfolded? Explain.

3. While driving through Anacostia from downtown Washington D.C., Anna notes that “as a matter of geography, the two neighborhoods were a few miles apart. As a matter of class, race and economics, they were different worlds.” (p. 100) Of class, race, and economics, which do you think is of the greatest consequence to the characters in Law of Attraction? Explain your choice.

4. One of Anna’ see more

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About the Author

Allison Leotta
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Allison Leotta

Allison Leotta was a federal sex-crimes prosecutor in Washington, DC, for twelve years. In 2011, she left the Justice Department to pursue writing full time. She is the acclaimed author of Law of Attraction, Discretion, and Speak of the Devil, and founder of the award-winning blog, The Prime-Time Crime Review. Leotta lives with her husband, Michael, and their two sons outside of Washington, DC. Visit her online at AllisonLeotta.com.

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