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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.
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 17 days 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 1 month ago by LOIS EDISON
This narrative clipped along because the story focus captured attention.Published 1 month ago by Sheila Galligan
I haven't finished it yet. It takes me a long time to read because of my vision problems.Published 2 months ago by Bernice Himber
Very entertaining, holds your attention and highly recommend this and all or Scottolone books.Published 2 months ago by Donna Brettman