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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.
Jack, and his daughter, Paige, are also well written, Paige especially, who, as a teen model, could have been a cliché, but instead she is a sad, complex, character.
I never bought into the story, didn't care for the characters, and saw through the entire scenario after the first 50 pages.
I haven't finished it yet. It takes me a long time to read because of my vision problems.Published 4 days ago by Bernice Himber
Very entertaining, holds your attention and highly recommend this and all or Scottolone books.Published 14 days ago by Donna Brettman
Really a great read. I love all the character building in the story. My heart went out to Paige so much. There is a lot of truth to what we put our kids through.Published 29 days ago by E. Langevin
Moment of Truth is the story of a lawyer named Jack Newlin who found his wife murdered when he came home from work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jiffy
A page turner. It held my interest from beginning to end, and is hard to put down and go do other things!Published 2 months ago by get it delivered!
This was a good read. Plot moved along and it kept you guessing as to who the culprit was. The author mixes humor into her observations of people's traits to bring about a fun and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan K. Theve
Moment of Truth is another must read if you're a Lisa Scottoline fan. Great fast paced book first to last page. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Bair