Mission Hill

Mission Hill

Mission Hill Abby Endicott is chief of the District Attorney s homicide unit in Boston where she investigates and prosecutes the city s most dangerous killers A member of Mission Hill s elite and a graduate of t

  • Title: Mission Hill
  • Author: Pamela Wechsler
  • ISBN: 9781466887138
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Abby Endicott is chief of the District Attorney s homicide unit in Boston, where she investigates and prosecutes the city s most dangerous killers A member of Mission Hill s elite, and a graduate of the Winsor school and then Harvard Law, the prosecutor s office is not the prestigious job that would have been expected of her She has been known to change into an evening gAbby Endicott is chief of the District Attorney s homicide unit in Boston, where she investigates and prosecutes the city s most dangerous killers A member of Mission Hill s elite, and a graduate of the Winsor school and then Harvard Law, the prosecutor s office is not the prestigious job that would have been expected of her She has been known to change into an evening gown amidst bodies in the morgue She loves her job, and is committed to it, refusing all pressure to quit from her upper crust parents or threats from the city s most ruthless killers But among Abby s many secrets is her longtime affair with fellow prosecutor Tim Mooney, a married father of one.One night, Abby is awakened very late by a phone call from her favorite detective, who reports that there has been a horrific murder but is vague about the specifics When she arrives at the crime scene and discovers the identity of the victim, Abby knows the terror and tragedy are only beginning.In Mission Hill, debut novelist Pamela Wechsler delivers a gripping and very human portrayal of a woman who will stop at nothing to find the truth, even if it challenges everything she believes about justice.

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    Abby Endicott is a prosecutor that is the chief of the District Attorney’s homicide unit in Boston. When she gets a call of a homicide she arrives at the scene to find that the victim is fellow prosecutor Tim Mooney. Abby and Tim have been close for years, close enough that the two had been having a secret affair even after Tim had married. Finding that Tim's latest case that the trial was about to start for was for a man that had been involved in Abby's best friend from high school being murd [...]

    I have gone back and forth about my feelings toward this book. On one hand I really liked it! I sailed through it in fact. The storyline was great, the characters, as you would expect from Pamela Wechsler are terrific. Based on those two things alone I would have given Mission Hill 4stars instead of three. However the primary character, Abby Endicott, is annoying as hell. She is great at her job, is "politically correct" - sort of - but she is part of the 1% who chooses to lower herself by worki [...]

    Abby Endicott has just been given a case for the District Attorney's office that was her murdered co-worker's that until recently she had been having an affair with. She has a past with the defendant but she hopes that will not make the judge allow her to prosecute the case. To make matters worse her dad is still trying to get her to quit her job and go to work in a friend's law firm or he is threatening to cut her off and then she will be forced to live her life style based on her salary and sh [...]

    Mission Hill is the first book in a new series about Abby Endicott, a district attorney in Boston prosecuting homicide cases. It's also Pamela Wechsler's debut novel and very well written. The author's extensive experience of working within the legal system is obvious. Mission Hill is quite an intense legal thriller with a plot that becomes more and more complex involving murder, gangs, betrayal, and corruption, and it's all very, very personal for Abby. It was a genuine page turner and I really [...]

    First Sentence: I’m in bed, silently reciting their names.Prosecution attorney Abby Endicott learns a colleague has been killed execution-style by gangbanger Orlando Jones. Abbie takes on the case, in part as she blames him for the murder of her friend many years ago. If she loses, not only does he walk, but she could lose her license to practice law. Pamela Wechler’s legal and screenwriting background are apparent from the first paragraph. She certainly knows who to capture the reader’s a [...]

    I don't know what the hell happened with Mission Hill. When I first started (and got to page 50), I loved it. I kept thinking about how I haven't read a mystery series in a while and definitely not one that has an ADA as the MC, and how YAY!, it was going to be so good! Then, I went to bed. When I woke up the next morning and continued to read, I wasn't liking this book all that much. Which just goes to show you that when there's a choice between reading and sleeping, I should ALWAYS pick readin [...]

    Rich girl Abby Endicott has chosen to work as an ADA in Boston rather than make mega-bucks in private law. The homicide cases she has prosecuted haunt her. She is wealthy so does not need the money though her parents threaten to remove her allowance if she does not toe their line. Abby is not always likable but she is motivated by the need to see justice done and is willing to go out of her way to achieve that end. In the very beginning her friend and one-time-lover is murdered as he is about to [...]

    I received Mission Hill by Pamela Wechsler as a Giveaway winner. This is the first book I have read by this author.Mission Hill is the first book in a series about prosecutor, Abby Endicott, a young woman hailing from an affluent family who does not understand her passion for working as part of the homicide unit for the District Attorney in the city of Boston. When Abby responds to a call for a homicide one night, she does not expect the victim to be a member of her unit, a close friend and for [...]

    The story was good, with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing. My issue is with the main character. I wanted to like her, but there was so much to not like. The major issue I have is her being a high level prosecutor, yet she is knowingly dating a drug dealer? She clearly knows it's not acceptable, as she purposely keeps him away from her boss during a party so it can't come back negatively on him to be associated with him. However, she herself is fine with being associated with him? Sh [...]

    Abby Endicott is the chief of the homicide unit of the Boston homicide unit. She has built up a solid reputation as a prosecutor . Being head of her department means she gets to handle cases involving some of the city's most dangerous felons. She has many friends in the department and the police department who are so important in working her cases. Besides working some pretty difficult cases, she is about to be asked to handle a case which involves one of her closest associates and special frien [...]

    Although the writing is clear enough, with authentic courtroom details and a Boston setting done perfectly, I can't recommend this mystery -- primarily due to the pacing. For the first one hundred plus pages, over one-third of the book, all the action takes place off-stage. Meanwhile, what we get instead is far too many details of what the protagonist eats, wears, and decorates her condo with, plus numerous shallow dives into how she feels about her life, her rich family, and who she's slept wit [...]

    This was an impressive debut novel and I will certainly search out more by this author. Although I have not been to Boston, the author is skilled enough to bring a sense of clarity to the setting. The plot is complicated enough to keep you guessing and the characters are well-developed enough to seem like real humans. This is thoroughly worth the time if you like mysteries, procedurals, and courtroom drama.

    3.5 stars! This was a great book to read on my Kindle. I could stop and pick up the story days later. The courtroom scenes are well done and the gritty, seamier side of Boston well presented. I like the character, Abby Endicott and have already ordered the next one in the series. This one had me guessing as to the murderer till the end.Recommended.

    Summer legal mystery/thriller reading. I figured out the villain well before the reveal (never a good sign; I'm usually not bright that way), and the book overall reads a bit like a TV script - this then made sense when I read the author's bio and the part where she's a former criminal prosecutor now writing for TV in L.A including for Law & Order, etc.

    Loved the Boston landmarks. The story had too many rich girl shopping references for my liking. Especially pissed when she gives shoes to a homeless woman but tells you the brand. Really. Take out the shopping poem and you have a tight mystery.

    This was a fast paced and interesting book. The leagalize was kept to a minimum for those who aren't well versed in it. I enjoyed this book and read it over 2 days.

    Hard to get into an unlikable protagonist. She's so neurotic and dishonest in her relationships. Seems like Wechsler transplanted Alex Cooper from New York to Boston.

    Good prose that doesn't drag its feet and delivers an okay story. Great for days when you feel like watching an episode of Law and Order or CSI but can't and can only read a book instead.

    Mission Hill is the start of a debut thriller series featuring Boston prosecuting attorney Abbey Endicott. Abbey is bright, talented, ambitious and yet makes troubling romantic choices. While it makes reading about her personal life less fun, her flaws make the story a bit more gritty and compelling.People who like legal thrillers and even procedurals might find this book a good fit.

    St. Martin's Press and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Mission Hill, in exchange for an honest review.As chief for the District Attorney's homicide unit in Boston, Abby Endicott investigates and prosecutes violent criminals regularly. A middle of the night call to a scene yields devastating results, as the murder victim is none other than Tim Mooney, a fellow prosecutor and the man with which Abby had previously had an affair. As head of the organized crime unit for the District [...]

    3.5 Mission Hill is Pamela Wechsler's debut novel.This first novel in a planned series introduces us to Abby Endicott, Chief of the Boston DA's Homicide Unit.Abby is a bit of rebel - she's tough, wealthy, but prefers to work for a living, she butts heads with the higher ups, feels rules are made to broken and her personal life is, well, let's say - unsettled and complicated. I think she's an interesting protagonist - I like that I couldn't predict her actions, reactions or the path she would tak [...]

    Courtroom drama. Personal vendettas. Stalkers. Subpoenas. Murder. All in a day’s work for Chief District Attorney Abby Endicott in Pamela Wechsler’s excellent debut novel, “Mission Hill.”Abby’s friend, Boston police detective Kevin Farnsworth, awakens her in the early morning hours with grim news: a body has been found in Jamaica Plain. While Abby investigates the scene of the crime, she receives the most horrific news of her life, news that will change the landscape of Abby’s future [...]

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