The Two Lila Bennetts

Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Lake Union

High flying criminal defense attorney Lila Bennett has made some bad choices in her life. Her marriage to once best-selling novelist Ethan is in the doldrums. Her relationship with her mother is complicated. Even Lila’s affair with Sam, a managing partner in the firm who just happens to be her best friend’s husband, is losing its appeal. Her latest success in defending an accused wife-murderer brings a threat of dire retaliation from the dead woman’s sister. Lila thinks her life couldn’t get more complicated—until she reaches a pivotal moment in time.

. . . an imaginative and unpredictable story of modern life. . .

Lila decides to end the affair with Sam, at which point her life goes in two directions. In one direction Lila is abducted from her car by the mysterious Q and held in a concrete cell at an unknown location. Q confronts her with her life choices, taunting her about the decisions she made. He seems to be working for someone she offended—but who? In another alternative Sam turns vicious after being spurned and saddles Lila with a high risk celebrity divorce case. Win, and she gets little reward. Lose, and her illustrious career is effectively over. In both cases Lila has to face up to facts. Whichever way events fall out, she knows her life will never be the same—if she lives.

Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke create an imaginative and unpredictable story of modern life, the choices we make and their consequences. The Two Lila Bennetts is an excellent summer read.