Plot or Premise
Megan McGee is a 30-something lawyer facing a quiet Christmas with her dog when a new crying client, Bonnie Cantrell, comes asking for a restraining order.
What I Liked
The restraining order is against an abusive ex, Carl, who’s also an ex-cop, and Bonnie is worried for the safety of not only herself but also her son and her new lover. The story starts as a simple textbook case, but starts to morph as it becomes evident that while Carl is unhinged, perhaps Bonnie isn’t telling the whole truth.
What I Didn’t Like
A thread of Christmas presents runs through the story showing that sometimes little miracles do happen, but it’s rather cliché.
The Bottom Line
A surprisingly light story given the dark nature of the case.