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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) Attorney Jack Newlin comes home one evening to find his wife, Honor, dead on the floor of their elegant dining room. Convinced that he knows who killed her - and determined to hid the truth - Jack decides to make it look as though he did it. Staging the crime scene so that the evidence incriminates him, he then calls the police. ... more »; And to hammer the final nail in his coffin, he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary Di Nunzio, employed at the hot Philadelphia firm of Rosato and Associates.
Unfortunately for Jack, hiring Mary may turn out to be his only mistake.
Though inexperienced, Mary doubts Jack's confession and begins to investigate the crime. Her ethics and instincts tell her she can't defend a man who wants only one thing - to convict himself. Or can she? Smarter, gutsier, and more determined than she has any right to be, Mary decides to stock with the case. With help from the most unexpected sources, she 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.
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.