Moment of Truth by Lisa Scottoline

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When attorney Jack Newlin discovers his wife dead in their home, he's convinced he knows who killed her—and is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to frame himself for murder, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find: a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio from the hot Philadelphia firm of Rosato & Associates. But hiring Mary may turn out to be his biggest mistake. She doubts Jack's confession, and her ethics and instincts tell her she can't defend a man who wants to convict himself. Smarter, gutsier, and more persistent than she has any right to be, Mary sets out to prove what really happened—because, as any lawyer knows, a case is never as simple as it seems. And nothing is ever certain until the final moment of truth.


About Lisa Scottoline

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Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author, with more than twenty million books in print. She won the highest prize in suspense, the Edgar Award, and the Fun Fearless Fiction Award from Cosmopolitan magazine. She was a director of the Mystery Writers of America and appears frequently on TV, including truTV's Murder By The Book. Her books are published in more than twenty-three languages, and she remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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An unpersuasive legal thriller about a man crying mea culpa everywhere and getting the same response as Chicken Little.

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A bullet-proof premise distinguishes this expert crime thriller from Scottoline (Mistaken Identity): handsome, successful estates lawyer Jack Newlin frames himself for the murder of his heiress wife in order to shield the real killer, their 16-year-old daughter, Paige.

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What chance does DiNunzio have of defending a client who really doesn't want to be vigorously defended against an experienced, take-no-prisoners Assistant District Attorney who has never lost a capital murder case?

Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Moment of Truth

Reviewing the Evidence

That is the question Mary DiNunzio is asking herself after agreeing to represent Jack Newley, an estates attorney from a prominent Philadelphia firm.

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"Jack Newlin had no choice but to frame himself for murder."

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