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Published by Sphere, 8 August 2013. ISBN:
Lizzie-Bordenesque thriller about Kat McCall, a young woman returning
to the town where ten years ago she was accused and subsequently acquitted of
the vicious slaying of Sara, her elder sister. The town thinks she's
guilty. She knows she's not. She is determined to find justice for
Sara, since the killer must still be out there somewhere.
As a rebellious kid, running
with the wrong crowd, wanting to get at her inheritance, grounded by her
sister, Kat had the means and the motive, let alone the opportunity to beat her
sister to death with a baseball bat. But it wasn't her. The local
chief of police is so convinced of her guilt that he never bothered to look any
further. Now he is being pushed into a corner by Luke, his own son, who
has become acting chief while his father takes sick leave. He too is
convinced of Kat's innocence. Kat is shunned by the townsfolk, even threatened,
but refuses to leave. Together, she and Luke finally unearth the secrets
which led to the original injustice.
There was some confusing
now-and-back-then story-telling, but I got a grip on it and was thoroughly
immersed in the narrative.
Reviewer: Susan Moody
The book is published in the USA under the titles Justice For Sara.
Erica Spindlerwas raised in Rockford,
Illinois, Erica had planned on being an
artist, earning a BFA from Delta State University
and an MFA from the University
of New Orleans in the
visual arts. In June of 1982, in bed with a cold, she picked up a romance novel
for relief from daytime television. She was immediately hooked, and soon
decided to try to write one herself. She leaped from romance to suspense in
1996 with her novel Forbidden Fruit,
and found her true calling. Her novel Bone
Cold won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence. A Romance
Writers of America Honour Roll member, she received a Kiss of Death Award for
her novels Forbidden Fruit and Dead Run and was a three-time RITA®
Award finalist. Publishers Weekly awarded the audio version of her novel Shocking Pink a Listen Up Award, naming
it one of the best audio mystery books of 1998. Erica lives just outside New Orleans, Louisiana,
with her husband and two sons and is busy at work on her next thriller.
Susan Moodywas born in Oxford is the principal nom de plumeof Susan
Elizabeth Donaldson, née Horwood, a British novelist best known for her
suspense novels. She is a former Chairman of the Crime Writer's Association,
served as World President of the International Association of Crime Writers,
and was elected to the prestigious Detection Club. Susan Moody has given
numerous courses on writing crime fiction and continues to teach creative
writing in England, France, Australia,
the USA and Denmark.In addition to her many stand alone books,
Susan has written two series, on featuring PI Penny
Wanawake (seven books) and a series of six books featuring bridge player Cassie