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This book starts out, in the first few pages, fairly promisingly---a young girl is accused and convicted of killing her parents, although she is innocent. A group of lawyers involved in an Innocence Project-like practice take on her case.
However, the book then takes a turn when the true circumstances of her parents' deaths start to unfold. People start getting killed like flies, in a way that is almost funny in its overkill. The truth involves just about everyone you could possibly imagine that is in power in the fictional Hudson county. The ending is never really in doubt, but first we go through lots of court action repeating plot points.
There are also a few times that the book contradicts itself. The most noticeable to me was a newspaper article quoted early in the book saying the jury in the original case took only four hours to deliver a verdict. Later, it becomes a major plot point that the jury took five days to deliver a verdict. That kind of things makes me wonder about the editing here.
I think the author was very well meaning. She wanted to illustrate several points, most especially that false confessions occur more often than you would think.
However, the first book was better than this one. But the book was still entertaining and I will continue to the next book.
Tanya Eby was very good with the delivery of the story
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Very much enjoyed this novel, really felt for Molly. Nice amount of twists and turns throughout the book. Only one negative, I was getting a bit tired and annoyed at having to hear about Dani's son and his impairment, it was definitely over stated and referred to too many times in the first half of this story and not pertinent to the novel. I'm hoping it's barely mentioned in the next book.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful