The book takes place on the steamy west coast of Florida--a woman and her two daughters have been murdered. None of the alibis add up, and Matthew Hope is the defense attorney. Needless to say, it ends satisfactorily.
A woman and her two little girls have been brutally murdered. None of the alibis add up, and the only person who doesn't have a motive for the crime is the one confessing to it. Trying to piece together a defense, lawyer Matthew Hope uncovers a secret world of double lives and unhappy marriages.
This is the first of the Mathew Hope series. It spends a bit of time introducing the character Mathew and his origins and failure of his marriage. However, the plot keeps moving and I thought I knew who-done-it, but I was wrong at the end.