We were provided the opportunity to read another book by author Ronald L. Ruiz, and while different than most of the books we review; we enjoyed 120 Days. Read our entire review below.
Disclosure: I received this book to review through iREAD BOOK TOURS, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
BARBARA BLAKE is a bright, young, attractive, and ambitious defense attorney. Alejandro Soto, an inmate already serving two life sentences for the brutal murder of a drug dealer and the man’s mother, is on trial for a third murder, one he did not commit but that could well result in the Death Penalty. When Blake and Soto meet in the San Cristobal, California courtroom, they begin a 120-day journey that will invariably alter both of their lives. Together, they spiral ever more deeply into the dark heart of a quintessentially American story of sex and love, truth and lies, justice and prejudice, crime and punishment, and, ultimately, life and death.
“There is a human element here that is only found in top-tiered crime fiction, and this book is filled with it. I adore all of the major bestselling authors of this genre and have finally found a new favorite that, in my opinion, belongs in the same league. A truly brilliant novel. An exceptional writer. Highly recommended.”
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This was definitely a book that is different than most genres I read and I have to say – I was impressed and found that I really enjoyed the read.
It was a longer read than I am used to, but I found the story to be accurate (I asked some detention officers about certain details of the story which come to find out; were fairly accurate – an important piece if you ask me!)
Alejandro’s life story really gripped me, yet I did find myself cautiously aware of what he was saying and did have my doubts on all that he was telling.
The way the story played out… I mean, I can imagine something like this occurring in real life. The story very well could have been real life.
The story kept me intrigued by Alejandro – his life, his lifestyle, his past – as well as what was brewing between Barbara and Alejandro.
This was a great fiction read. It wasn’t necessarily romance; it wasn’t figuring out who did what; it was just a sit back and read and enjoy type of book!
About the Author
Ronald L. Ruiz is a retired attorney whose entire career was spent in criminal law as a deputy District Attorney, a District Attorney, a Defense Attorney and a Public Defender.