True crime writer Marie Lightfoot has just finished her latest book, the story of the Reverend Bob Wing, a minister found guilty of murdering his second wife, Susanna, and sentenced to death. Both Bob and his lover Artemis Hormung were arrested and tried for the murder but only Bob was convicted. Marie is convinced that both are guilty.

Although her book is complete, Marie's doubts spur her to investigate, interviewing the principals in the crime. In doing so, she uncovers evidence that sheds new light on the crime and puts her own life in jeopardy.

Suspense and surprises rocket off the pages of RING OF TRUTH. Ms. Pickard has outdone herself, creating a tense situation that will hold you riveted to the pages. (May, 352 pp., $6.99) Hardcover published June 2001.

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg