With the first scenes of Richard North Patterson's electrifying new audio, we are plunged into the moment of a vicious crime: 22-year-old Brett Allen discovers her boyfriend brutally slain--and finds herself, only hours later, in police custody, the prime suspect. Her aunt, Caroline Masters is summoned to act as her defense attorney. the result is a painful meeting with Brett, whom Caroline has not seen since infancy and a confrontation with 3 people from whom she is deeply estranged, her first lover, who is now the prosecutor, her half-sister, and most difficult of all, her domineering father. The story moves quickly now, opening into the police investigation and the courtroom. Yet the truths about herself and her family that Caroline ultimately uncovers are painful beyond the deepest doubts and shocking beyond the deepest fears that haunt her adult life--and make up the explosive core of the author's most powerful novel to date.
Not a bad story. It held my interest, but was a bit predictable. Abridged version.