Sally Tyler Hayes knocks our socks off with SECOND FATHER (4.5), a powerful tale of a handsome policeman who agrees to cooperate with an Internal Affairs investigation in hopes of proving his dead partner innocent of corruption charges. But will his friend's grieving widow, whom he has loved almost all of his life, understand his motives? Not only does Ms. Hayes keep us guessing with a clever mystery, she singes our fingertips with a blistering emotional intensity leavened with a delicious touch of humor.

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Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer