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Mission Hill ❰Download❯ ➺ Mission Hill Author Pamela Wechsler – Polishdarling.co.uk 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 Beacon Hill s elite, and a graduate of th 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 Beacon 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 oneOne 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 beginningIn 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.


10 thoughts on “Mission Hill

  1. Mackey Mackey says:

    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 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 working in the DA s office We literally have to know the label on every single item of clothing shoes she puts on and the designer artist for all of her jewelry art Seriously It was extremely off puttingno, annoying Wechsler was the producer for some of my favorite legal shows on television and I have to hope that after this debut book she will get past the fascination with labels If not, I won t continue the series Otherwise the writing is great LOL


  2. Carrie Carrie says:

    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 murder 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 murdered Abby insists that she be put on the case to finally get a conviction Sure that the defendant is also involved in Tim s murder Abby puts everything into the case so the defendant will not get away with murder again Mission HIll seems to be the first book in a new series by Pamela Wechsler featuring Abby Endicott Abby is one of those somewhat flawed characters as she has all kinds of hangs up herself but she is a strong person when it comes to her job and making sure justice is served I was a bit back and forth on whether I liked Abby herself or not She s from a rich family and regularly listing how much she spends on this or that She has affairs with married men all the while having a loving boyfriend that she doesn t seem too attached to And she s a bit closed off citing things like anxiety and trust issues but the saving grace was she was good with her job and working at this low paying position against the wishes of her rich family which made her a bitlikable in my opinion At the end of this read Abby had grown on me and being a sucker for a good legal courtroom thriller I d definitely check out where this series heads in any future books I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Forreviews please visit


  3. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Great new to me series I love legal thrillers and this one hit all the right buttons.


  4. CL CL says:

    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 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 she will not be able to do that Her boyfriend wants a commitment and now he has met her father The defendant escapes and vows to get even with her so she is under protective detail All clues keep leading back to a construction scandal and her boss may be at the center of it and the FBI wants her to wear a wire to try and find out Page turner from the first page I would like to thank the Publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read this ARC


  5. Petra Petra says:

    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 becomesandcomplex involving murder, gangs, betrayal, and corruption, and it s all very, very personal for Abby It was a genuine page turner and I really 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 becomesandcomplex involving murder, gangs, betrayal, and corruption, and it s all very, very personal for Abby It was a genuine page turner and I really enjoyed it I m a bit torn about my feelings about Abby I guess she s kind of the perfect flawed character She s incredibly determined when it comes to her job and getting justice for victims She also seems to be oblivious and totally comfortable when it comes to telling lies or maybe just hiding some facts She does it to everyone, her boy friend, her family, her colleagues But there is also a very vulnerable side to her, and at times, she has quite a good dry sense of humor So all in all, she s very intriguing I am looking forward to readingabout Abby, her complicated relationships with her family and the men in her life as well as the cases she is working on.Many thanks to St Martin s Press for my ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review


  6. Alisha Marie Alisha Marie says:

    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 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 reading.I think what happened with Mission Hill is that I started to dislike Abby the ADA She starts out all cool and chill and then you re just like No You re a spoiled rich girl that likes to sleep with married men She lost me Not only does she sleep with her married colleague, she then mentions how there s sexual tension between her and another colleaguewho s also married And she s not that into her current amazing boyfriendprobably because he s not married Yeah, I m sorry, you re just a jerk.Mission Hill was also filled to brim with detail And not in a good way I like details, most of the time When done right, they give you a fuller reading experience When done wrong, they make you want to throw books against the wall Seriously, this book is so padded with superfluous detail One extra, completely unimportant character is mentioned Well, get ready to know the inner dealings of every case they worked and how the building Abby s passing is functioning because someone, who knew someone, who knew someone, prosecuted a case and who cares Cause I sure don t Some details are necessary A description of what shoes the rich MC wears or what everyone is eating during a meal is not necessary.And then to add insult to injury, Mission Hill was predictable I called the killer the minute this person popped up on the radar GAH I HATE predictable mysteries The point of a whodunit is to figure out whodunit, sure But not at the beginning of the book That makes it a mystery book fail And when I wasn t guessing who killed everybody, I was busy being bored Oh my God, so bored Another mystery book fail bigger than predictability Boredom.So, overall, Mission Hill was hugely disappointing The main character was aggravating, all of the other characters with exception of the awesome boyfriend were boring, a lot of the details were unnecessary, and the book as a whole was just meh I say, don t bother


  7. LJ LJ says:

    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 attent 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 attention, as well as touching one s emotions Yet the explanation makes sense, as do the geographic references Our introduction into Abby s background is handled early and quickly The relationship between Abby and her lover, Ty, is a nice counterpoint to the case That it s not a perfect relationship is a refreshing change Wechler s voice is crisp and real The sleek, high tech building offers one stop shopping it houses the homicide unit, the crime lab, the ballistics lab, the identification unit, and the fugitive squad It s a kind of like a Neiman Marcus for prosecutors For those who know, or even want to visit, Boston, Wechler describes the city very well, good and bad, as well as its politics, and the project known as The Big Dig There are interesting details about which one wouldn t normally think A hospital emergency is a cheater s purgatory Spouses and girlfriends rush to be by their man s side, only to discover that he has another significant other or others There s nothing that a bed bound patient can do to prevent the encounters The author s wry humor helps offset the drama nicely A dirty mop and bucket are in the corner, next to an overflowing trash barrel The order of grease is so strong I feel like I need to go to Elizabeth Grady and have my pores extracted I was hungry when I walked in here I d planned to get a burger and a bag of fries for the road Now I m seriously considering becoming a vegetarian However, fewer product placements wouldn t have gone amiss There is a very good escalation in the seriousness of the plot, but it also goes a bit over the top For being a legal mystery, there could have been time spent in the courtroom Mission Hill does have some weaknesses, but it s a very credible first effort It will be interesting to see how the series progresses.MISSION HILL Legal Thriller Abby Endicott Boston Cont Good Wechsler, Pamela 1st in series Minotaur Books Mar 2017


  8. Tricia Tricia says:

    Enjoyed having my husband read this book to me we learned about this author as we listen to an interview by Vic mikunis on the book Nook on wyso that s where you re driving to Yellow Springs one day We hope to read the next two in the series as well it is the first novel my husband has read since high school


  9. Cathy Geha Cathy Geha says:

    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 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 begin a murder trial Was he killed by the man on trial s friends or for another reason entirely Abby takes over the case, seeks justice and in her quest she also uncoversthan she expected enough to be life threatening tothan one person in the story As a debut novel I found this story well written It kept me interested from beginning to end It introduced a number of characters that will no doubt return in future books in the series I look forward to finding out how Abby will move forward as a person and as a lawyer in future books in this series Thank you to NetGalley and Saint Martin s Press for the copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review


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10 thoughts on “Mission Hill

  1. Mackey Mackey says:

    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 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 working in the DA s office We literally have to know the label on every single item of clothing shoes she puts on and the designer artist for all of her jewelry art Seriously It was extremely off puttingno, annoying Wechsler was the producer for some of my favorite legal shows on television and I have to hope that after this debut book she will get past the fascination with labels If not, I won t continue the series Otherwise the writing is great LOL


  2. Carrie Carrie says:

    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 murder 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 murdered Abby insists that she be put on the case to finally get a conviction Sure that the defendant is also involved in Tim s murder Abby puts everything into the case so the defendant will not get away with murder again Mission HIll seems to be the first book in a new series by Pamela Wechsler featuring Abby Endicott Abby is one of those somewhat flawed characters as she has all kinds of hangs up herself but she is a strong person when it comes to her job and making sure justice is served I was a bit back and forth on whether I liked Abby herself or not She s from a rich family and regularly listing how much she spends on this or that She has affairs with married men all the while having a loving boyfriend that she doesn t seem too attached to And she s a bit closed off citing things like anxiety and trust issues but the saving grace was she was good with her job and working at this low paying position against the wishes of her rich family which made her a bitlikable in my opinion At the end of this read Abby had grown on me and being a sucker for a good legal courtroom thriller I d definitely check out where this series heads in any future books I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Forreviews please visit


  3. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Great new to me series I love legal thrillers and this one hit all the right buttons.


  4. CL CL says:

    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 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 she will not be able to do that Her boyfriend wants a commitment and now he has met her father The defendant escapes and vows to get even with her so she is under protective detail All clues keep leading back to a construction scandal and her boss may be at the center of it and the FBI wants her to wear a wire to try and find out Page turner from the first page I would like to thank the Publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read this ARC


  5. Petra Petra says:

    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 becomesandcomplex involving murder, gangs, betrayal, and corruption, and it s all very, very personal for Abby It was a genuine page turner and I really 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 becomesandcomplex involving murder, gangs, betrayal, and corruption, and it s all very, very personal for Abby It was a genuine page turner and I really enjoyed it I m a bit torn about my feelings about Abby I guess she s kind of the perfect flawed character She s incredibly determined when it comes to her job and getting justice for victims She also seems to be oblivious and totally comfortable when it comes to telling lies or maybe just hiding some facts She does it to everyone, her boy friend, her family, her colleagues But there is also a very vulnerable side to her, and at times, she has quite a good dry sense of humor So all in all, she s very intriguing I am looking forward to readingabout Abby, her complicated relationships with her family and the men in her life as well as the cases she is working on.Many thanks to St Martin s Press for my ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review


  6. Alisha Marie Alisha Marie says:

    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 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 reading.I think what happened with Mission Hill is that I started to dislike Abby the ADA She starts out all cool and chill and then you re just like No You re a spoiled rich girl that likes to sleep with married men She lost me Not only does she sleep with her married colleague, she then mentions how there s sexual tension between her and another colleaguewho s also married And she s not that into her current amazing boyfriendprobably because he s not married Yeah, I m sorry, you re just a jerk.Mission Hill was also filled to brim with detail And not in a good way I like details, most of the time When done right, they give you a fuller reading experience When done wrong, they make you want to throw books against the wall Seriously, this book is so padded with superfluous detail One extra, completely unimportant character is mentioned Well, get ready to know the inner dealings of every case they worked and how the building Abby s passing is functioning because someone, who knew someone, who knew someone, prosecuted a case and who cares Cause I sure don t Some details are necessary A description of what shoes the rich MC wears or what everyone is eating during a meal is not necessary.And then to add insult to injury, Mission Hill was predictable I called the killer the minute this person popped up on the radar GAH I HATE predictable mysteries The point of a whodunit is to figure out whodunit, sure But not at the beginning of the book That makes it a mystery book fail And when I wasn t guessing who killed everybody, I was busy being bored Oh my God, so bored Another mystery book fail bigger than predictability Boredom.So, overall, Mission Hill was hugely disappointing The main character was aggravating, all of the other characters with exception of the awesome boyfriend were boring, a lot of the details were unnecessary, and the book as a whole was just meh I say, don t bother


  7. LJ LJ says:

    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 attent 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 attention, as well as touching one s emotions Yet the explanation makes sense, as do the geographic references Our introduction into Abby s background is handled early and quickly The relationship between Abby and her lover, Ty, is a nice counterpoint to the case That it s not a perfect relationship is a refreshing change Wechler s voice is crisp and real The sleek, high tech building offers one stop shopping it houses the homicide unit, the crime lab, the ballistics lab, the identification unit, and the fugitive squad It s a kind of like a Neiman Marcus for prosecutors For those who know, or even want to visit, Boston, Wechler describes the city very well, good and bad, as well as its politics, and the project known as The Big Dig There are interesting details about which one wouldn t normally think A hospital emergency is a cheater s purgatory Spouses and girlfriends rush to be by their man s side, only to discover that he has another significant other or others There s nothing that a bed bound patient can do to prevent the encounters The author s wry humor helps offset the drama nicely A dirty mop and bucket are in the corner, next to an overflowing trash barrel The order of grease is so strong I feel like I need to go to Elizabeth Grady and have my pores extracted I was hungry when I walked in here I d planned to get a burger and a bag of fries for the road Now I m seriously considering becoming a vegetarian However, fewer product placements wouldn t have gone amiss There is a very good escalation in the seriousness of the plot, but it also goes a bit over the top For being a legal mystery, there could have been time spent in the courtroom Mission Hill does have some weaknesses, but it s a very credible first effort It will be interesting to see how the series progresses.MISSION HILL Legal Thriller Abby Endicott Boston Cont Good Wechsler, Pamela 1st in series Minotaur Books Mar 2017


  8. Tricia Tricia says:

    Enjoyed having my husband read this book to me we learned about this author as we listen to an interview by Vic mikunis on the book Nook on wyso that s where you re driving to Yellow Springs one day We hope to read the next two in the series as well it is the first novel my husband has read since high school


  9. Cathy Geha Cathy Geha says:

    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 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 begin a murder trial Was he killed by the man on trial s friends or for another reason entirely Abby takes over the case, seeks justice and in her quest she also uncoversthan she expected enough to be life threatening tothan one person in the story As a debut novel I found this story well written It kept me interested from beginning to end It introduced a number of characters that will no doubt return in future books in the series I look forward to finding out how Abby will move forward as a person and as a lawyer in future books in this series Thank you to NetGalley and Saint Martin s Press for the copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review


  10. Dlmrose Dlmrose says:

    ARC


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