When you read this, you may never trust anyone in your own family again! Good mystery!
Rachel Beckett, a talented architect, was convicted of murdering her policeman husband, Martin. After serving 12 years of a life sentence in a Dublin prison, she has been provisionally released and is determined to exact vengeance on her husband's adopted brother, Daniel, whom she believes is the true murderer. Meanwhile, jaded detective Jack Donnelly investigates the murder of Judith Hill, a young woman whom Rachel had befriended in prison. To make matters worse for the parolee, her daughter continues to believe that Rachel is her father's killer and harbors a deep hatred, despite Rachel's attempts to reach out to her.
Really enjoyed this book. I love "revenge" stories (better in stories than in real life!) where the protagonist gets back at the villain. In this story, a woman is unjustly imprisoned for murdering her husband when it's really his adopted brother who committed the murder. He goes on to have a successful life while she languishes in prison, having lost everything, including her young daughter's affection. The plot ties together neatly at the end and the revenge is totally plausible and satisfying. A very enjoyable read.