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Happy Publication Day to Robyn Gigl & Verve Books for BY WAY OF SORROW

Back of the Book

Erin McCabe is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney doing her best to live a quiet life in the wake of a profound personal change – until a newsworthy case puts both her career and her safety in jeopardy…

Erin McCabe has been referred the biggest case of her career. Four months ago, the son of a New Jersey state senator was found fatally stabbed in a rundown motel near Atlantic City. Sharise Barnes, a nineteen-year-old transgender sex worker, is in custody, and there seems little doubt of a guilty verdict. Because Sharise admits she killed the senator’s son – in self-defense.

As a trans woman herself, Erin knows that defending Sharise will blow her own private life wide open and doubtless deepen her estrangement from her family. Yet she feels uniquely qualified to help Sharise and duty-bound to protect her from the possibility of a death sentence.

While Erin works with her law partner, former FBI agent Duane Swisher, to build a case, the distraught senator begins using the full force of his influence to publicly discredit everyone involved in defending Sharise. And behind the scenes, his tactics are even more dangerous. For his son had secrets that could destroy his own political aspirations – secrets worth killing for…

Book Review by Kelly Lacey

By Way of Sorrow is an enthralling legal thriller that captivates its audience from beginning to end.

Erin McCabe is a formidable protagonist – a New Jersey criminal defense attorney whose determination to save her client’s life has dire personal consequences. It’s easy to admire her courage as she stands up to an all-powerful Senator in pursuit of justice, but equally interesting to watch as she comes to terms with her past in the process. Robyn GiGl has crafted a complex and relatable character whose motives are far more complicated than meets the eye.

Equally engaging is Erin’s sidekick, former FBI agent Duane Swisher. He plays a valuable role in uncovering secrets that the Senator wants buried, but ultimately, this story is about Erin McCabe.

By Way of Sorrow offers readers an absorbing read, full of suspense and captivating twists and turns. It also speaks to relevant social issues, from the complex issues faced by the trans community to a more nuanced understanding of criminal justice and its outcomes. GiGl’s debut legal thriller deserves a wide audience and an encore.

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