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Jul 01, 1996
| ISBN 9780440220688
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Dec 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780307423191
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Jul 01, 1996 | ISBN 9780440220688
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307423191
Returning from her late shift as a barmaid at a casino in Lake Tahoe, Misty Patterson struck her violently jealous husband in self-defense. She admits that–but did she kill him? She says she can’t remember. Like so many times before, Misty blacked out and the rest of the evening is a blank. Now her husband has disappeared, leaving behind a trail of blood, and she’s the number-one murder suspect with no one to turn to for help. San Francisco attorney Nina Reilly is also on the run—from a bad marriage and a worse career setback. Relocated to Lake Tahoe, Nina is resolved to recover her spirit, give her young son a secure home, and build up a small solo practice. But, when Misty Patterson walks in the door, a blond Barbie doll of a cocktail waitress accused of murder, it triggers a harrowing series of events that will change both women’s lives forever. Common sense says Misty is lying. To win this case Nina will have to trust her own instincts, diving headlong into the dark convolutions of the human mind. This murder case—teeming with sinister secrets, unspoken betrayals, and jolting revelations—is going to change everything Nina Reilly believes about the law. It’s going to rock everything Misty believes about herself. And if they can learn to trust each other, it’s going to give both women their one and only chance to reclaim their shattered lives. In a spellbinding novel that doesn’t let go from the first page until the shocking unforgettable conclusion, Perri O’Shaughnessy delivers an electrifying legal thriller about two women risking all they have for the truth that could cost them their lives—or set them both free.
Perri O’Shaughnessy is the pen name for sisters Mary and Pamela O’Shaughnessy, who both live in California. They are the authors of eleven bestselling Nina Reilly novels as well as a collection of short crime fiction, Sinister Shorts.
"[A] Gripping legal thriller…A delectable mystery…A heck of a read."—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review"A lively debut…the plot is a real puzzler, with twists diabolical enough to take to court."—The New York Times Book Review
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