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Moment of Truth (Rosato and Associates, Bk 7) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Moment of Truth - Rosato and Associates, Bk 7 - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Lisa Scottoline, Kate Burton (Narrator) When Philadelphia estates attorney Jack Newlin walks in the door and sees his wife's lifeless body on the floor, he doesn't hesitate for a minute. He walks over and picks up the bloodied knife. Jack believes without a doubt that his wife's killer is his daughter. So he goes to the phone, calls the cops, and confesses to a crime he di... more »dn't commit.
Abridged: 4 Cassette Tapes, Running Time: 6 hours, Narrator: Kate Burton.« less
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.
Marcia T. (hastielake) reviewed Moment of Truth (Rosato and Associates, Bk 7) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on
Helpful Score: 3
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.
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.