Jack Devlin was just getting out of a 12-year marriage when his wife was found murdered. Right after the funeral, he's arrested, tried, convicted and is facing the penalty phase of the trial in the capable hands of Public Defender Eve Marchand.

When the verdict goes against them Jack escapes, intent on finding the killer. The only person he can trust is Eve. Will she risk her life to protect his?

The two join forces to check other suspects: the man his wife was having an affair with, the couple who worked as caretakers of his wife's home, even his own stepson. Each step puts Eve's career and relationships in further danger, but what else can she do to save the life of her client?

The very talented pair of the Lynn Erickson writing team once again deliver a thrilling read. They carefully balance exciting mystery with compelling relationships and once again deliver a winner. (Apr., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson