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The fact is, Jack is framing himself because he fears his wife's murder was his daughter's crime of passion. Sixteen-year-old Paige Newlin is a successful model whose relationship with her manager-mother had been famously rocky. To make sure that he's convicted, Jack hires rookie lawyer Mary DiNunzio to defend him. But Mary doesn't buy Jack's story, and neither does the senior detective on the case. In a fascinating turn on the usual courtroom tale, then, Jack struggles to maintain his false story of guilt while his lawyer and the police struggle to prove him innocent. Meanwhile, Mary wrestles with both her uncertainty as a lawyer and with her attraction for her client.
Lisa Scottoline, often identified as the "female John Grisham," has led the pack of female authors in the legal thriller genre, winning an Edgar for her second novel, Final Appeal. Moment of Truth does have moments that don't, in fact, ring true. Why is Jack Newlin so quick to forgive his daughter when he thinks she's killed her own mother? And if he's so concerned with her welfare, why did he absent himself from her upbringing? But it's nonetheless interesting for its innovative plot conceit and its examination of high-profile murder trials. If one is able to overlook the problems with Newlin's motivation, the story Scottoline weaves is a compelling one, and her heroine, Mary, is an enjoyable, self-doubting twist on the super-lawyer at the center of most legal thrillers. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
She's (Bennie) got a temper for a professional/lawyer and that seems odd to me. I'd rather believe female lawyers were calm & not subject to flying off the handle.Published 4 days ago by Terry Noxel
I have just discovered Me. Scottoline and am glad I did. Excellent job of telling a story to keep your interest. I recommend this and look forward to the next.Published 13 days ago by cecile sparkman
This was an intriguing story with unusual twists and turns. Lisa Scottoline draws her characters from so many backgrounds and does it so well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patricia J Johnston
I have enjoyed many of author Lisa Scottoline's legal thrillers; I especially like the Philadelphia settings, as most of the landmarks are recognizable to me (I grew up close by... Read morePublished 1 month ago by doctor_beth
Really love all the characters in any of Scottoline's Rosato & Associates mysteries, always very fun to follow and to try and figure out.Published 2 months ago by Bongo
I loved the plot. Edge of the seat reading. I just she would leave out the f-bomb and double her reader demographic.Published 3 months ago by LOIS EDISON