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Friday, 6 January 2012
‘Dying For Justice’ by L.J. Sellers
Published by Spellbinder Press, 2011.
When she comes to full consciousness she discovers that she is in a long-term care facility and has been in a coma for two years, following her suicide attempt. Although her brain is fuzzy Gina tells the police that she had not tried to commit suicide but that that she had been attacked by a man wearing a ski mask, and that she believes the man to be her ex-husband. But, her ex-husband is a police officer, so who will believe her.
The case is assigned to Detective Wade Jackson, who works with the violent crimes unit of the
Police Department. DI Wade has an excellent record of closing cases, but DI Wade is distracted by a letter received from Hector Vargas, the man accused, convicted and jailed for the murder of his parents, eleven years ago. Hector Vargas tells Eugene, Oregon that he is innocent, and now that he is terminally ill with cancer he wants to set the record straight. Despite Jackson ’s skepticism he knows that he has to follow it up. Jackson
The story of both cases grips the reader, with the narrative alternating between Jackson and Lara Evans. I could not put this book down - a fine piece of plotting that had me hooked, and turning the pages eager to know if, and how justice would be done for these two cold cases.