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Eyes of a Child (Christopher Paget, Bk 3)
Eyes of a Child - Christopher Paget, Bk 3 Author:Richard North Patterson In San Francisco, a dead man discovered amid evidence that might confirm suicide but strongly suggests murder. An investigation that uncovers the viscious custody fight he waged with his estranged wife over their young daughter: his extorting threats, his accusations of sexual abuse of the child. A grand-jury indictment for murder hand... more »ed down to his estranged wife's new lover, a high-profile defense attorney. A trial, sensational from the very start: the attorney-turned-defendant's motives for murder made clear in the courtroom and in the out-for-blood press - his alibi so quickly dismantled that even his son begins to doubt him. Finally, the revelations in the courtroom overshadowed by what threatens to remain hidden: in the little girl's tangled loyalties, in the defendant's damning refusal to testify on his own behalf, and in the details of a childhood trauma that haunts his lover's adult life....« less
Very good legal thriller. The characters become so real. Patterson makes the characters members of the family. You can't help but feel the pain of the child. The emotions run deep. This book deals with child abuse so beware if this is a trigger for you...