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Moment of Truth
Moment of Truth
Author: Lisa Scottoline
When Attorney Jack Newlin discovers his wife dead in their home, he's convinced he knows who kills her - and is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to frame himself for murder, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find: a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio from the hot Philadelphia firm of R...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061379369
ISBN-10: 0061379360
Pages: 429
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3.6 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
If you are a fan of "who done it", a current or former Philadelphia resident, and/or an attorney - especially a female, you will love this and everything written by Lisa Scottoline.
As a former resident of the City of Brotherly Love, I admire the accuracy of her descriptions of each suburb, each street in town and the attractiveness and the disrepair Ms Scottoline makes Philadelphia appear.
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Helpful Score: 3
interesting and a good read.
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really like this series, good author, good story line.
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Scottoline has been compared to John Grisham and I can see why, because she tells a great story. However, the language is terrible. I managed to make it through this one and also tried reading "Mistaken Identify," which was so full of foul language that I decided not to finish it. Sadly I won't be reading any more of Scottoline's books.
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Moment of Truth begins with what appears to be an open-and-shut case. Jack Newlin, a wealthy attorney with one of the most influential law firms in Philadelphia, killed his wife in a moment of drunken passion, stabbing her repeatedly when she announced she wanted a divorce. Or at least that is what he is claiming to the police.

The fact is, Jack is framing himself because he fears his wife's murder was his daughter's crime of passion. Sixteen-year-old Paige Newlin is a successful model whose relationship with her manager-mother had been famously rocky. To make sure that he's convicted, Jack hires rookie lawyer Mary DiNunzio to defend him. But Mary doesn't buy Jack's story, and neither does the senior detective on the case. In a fascinating turn on the usual courtroom tale, then, Jack struggles to maintain his false story of guilt while his lawyer and the police struggle to prove him innocent. Meanwhile, Mary wrestles with both her uncertainty as a lawyer and with her attraction for her client.
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Great story with a strong woman central figure!
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When attorney Jack Newlin discovers his wife dead in their home, he's convinced he knows who killed her - and is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to frame himself for murder, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio from the hot Philadelphia firm of Rosato & Associates. But hiring Mary may turn out to be his biggest mistake. She doubts Jack's confession, and her ethics and instincts tell her she can't defend a man who wants to convict himself. Smarter, gutsier, and more persistent than she has any right to be, Mary sets out to prove what really happened - because, as any lawyer knows, a case is never as simple as it seems. And nothing is ever certain until the final moment of truth.

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