Law of Attraction


A “racy legal thriller … taking on a still-taboo subject.”
Lisa ReinThe Washington Post

“A winning legal thriller … creating a buzz with critics.”
Dave AshenfelterDetroit Free Press

“This is a major debut, and Leotta is a female John Grisham.”
Jon LandThe Providence Journal

“The balance between romance and suspense can be difficult to sustain in a mystery. In this debut novel, Leotta smoothly blends both into an engaging legal thriller that’s far better than anything I’ve read from Grisham or the like.”
Carole BarrowmanThe Minneapolis Star Tribune

One of the best books of 2010.
Suspense Magazine

“With this riveting debut legal thriller, Leotta, a federal sex crimes prosecutor in Washington, DC, joins the big leagues with pros like Lisa Scottoline and Linda Fairstein. A vulnerable, tenacious heroine, surprising twists and turns, and equal parts romance and danger are a recipe for success. Readers will feverishly hope for a second book.”
— Library Journal (starred review)

“One of the most notable new faces to debut in 2010 is Allison Leotta. By day, she’s a federal prosecutor specializing in sex crimes and domestic violence. By night, she turns her experiences into visceral prose. Her debut, Law of Attraction, is a riveting page turner about an up-and-coming prosecutor who gets entangled in a brutal murder case.”
Nevin MartellWashington City Paper

This debut novel strikes all the right chords, drawing on the author’s experience as a federal prosecutor in the nation’s capital….Law of Attraction is an impressive accomplishment, particularly for a novice writer. Leotta has fashioned a gritty, suspenseful novel that is part courtroom drama and part mean streets chronicle with a smidgen of romance. The characters are well formed and multi-layered and Leotta deftly portrays the thin line those in the law must walk between personal and professional ethical behavior. This is a new writer to watch.”
Leslie DoranMystery Scene Magazine

“A riveting yet realistic legal thriller. . . A fun, fast-paced read; I could hardly put it down.”
David LatAbove The Law

“With her exceptional debut novel, Allison Leotta has written a thrilling and intriguing legal mystery with just the right hint of romance. I stayed up late in to the night to see how it would end. Leotta, who is a federal prosecutor, captures much of the complexity and ambiguity inherent in the legal process while completely engaging the reader.”
Maria MunozFresh Fiction

“This stunning novel is Allison Leotta’s debut, and I must admit to being mightily impressed. I don’t think anyone else could have written this story so well. Her obvious knowledge and years of experience show on every page . . .  I highly recommend that all of you legal thriller fans get a copy of Law of Attraction as soon as possible. I promise you won’t be disappointed.”
Lori AnnRomance Reviews Today

“Leotta’s expertise as a federal prosecutor permeates every page of Law of Attraction. The book is compelling on multiple levels. First, it is a fast-paced legal thriller. Secondly, and more importantly, it is a glimpse inside the world of the troubled psyche of domestic violence victims. This is both an entertaining novel and one with psychological teeth. Don’t pick it up if you have anywhere to go any time soon.”
Mary Hanlon StoneNew York Journal of Books

“Talented newcomer Allison Leotta doesn’t hold back in her gritty debut legal thriller. Sharing an insider look into the intricate dynamics of the criminal justice system blended with the powerful draw of intense and realistic characters, Leotta has created more than your typical thriller. This is an author to keep your eye on. . . . [Leotta is] an up-and-coming literary giant.”
Suspense Magazine

“A sexy, fast-paced legal thriller. Reminiscent of Linda Fairstein … Leotta’s character is hipper, younger and has a much more active sex drive.”
Bill CastanierThe City Pulse

“I loved Allison Leotta’s debut novel.  It is realistic, gritty and filled with twists and turns.  Her female lawyer character is compelling and engaging. You won’t expect the dramatic ending. This is a great read for anyone who loves legal thrillers, cares about domestic violence or wonders how lawyers can live with themselves. Read it and learn—and enjoy.”
Alan Dershowitz, author of The Trials of Zion

Law of Attraction is a beautifully written and suspenseful debut, offering not only an inside look at crime and the courts in DC, but an exploration of the family dynamics that affect so much of who we are and what we do. A fabulous book!”
Barbara Delinsky, author of Not My Daughter

Law of Attraction is a great ride, with plenty of twists and turns leading to a shocking end. It kept me reading late into the night and guessing until the very last page. Allison Leotta brings a fresh voice to the thriller genre. A stunning debut indicating a bright future.”
Robert Dugoni, author of Bodily Harm

Law of Attraction is a compelling look into the courthouse conflict between prosecutors and public defenders. The unfolding of this harrowing homicide makes Allison Leotta an intriguing new voice in legal thrillers.”
Julie Kramer, author of Silencing Sam

“Allison Leotta takes the most neglected type of court case—domestic violence—and infuses it with both heart and great drama.  Incredible plot and pacing make this a fantastic read!”
Lisa Black, author of Takeover and Evidence Of Murder

“A super legal thriller.”
Harriet KlausnerThe Mystery Gazette

“A dynamic, gritty, spell-binding story with a gripping mystery.”
Barbara VeyBeyond Her Book / Publishers Weekly

“A feminist John Grisham legal thriller.  I loved it — couldn’t put it down!”
Carole BarrowmanThe Morning Blend TV show