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Beschreibung des Verlags
THE GRIPPING LEGAL THRILLER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RETRIBUTION
Some fear madness, some people choose it . . .
The defendant: David Marquette. A successful attorney. Devoted father and husband.
The victims: His own wife and three small children.
The plea: Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.
But is his insanity defence a cover-up for cold-blooded and calculated murders?
And is there a link between him and a string of unsolved homicides across the state?
The trial will take young prosecutor Julia Valenciano on a painful personal journey back into her own past - a past she is trying to forget.
And it will bring her face to face with a future that is so frightening, she's not sure she ever wants to see it.
Praise for Jilliane Hoffman:
'Intensely readable' Guardian
'Grim and gripping' Crimespree
'Writes like an angel' Independent on Sunday
'Hugely readable' Daily Mirror
In this gripping legal thriller from Hoffman (Retribution), Julia Vacanti, a 28-year-old Miami assistant state attorney, helps to prosecute David Marquette, a Miami surgeon accused of stabbing his wife and their two older children as well as smothering their baby in Coral Gables, Fla. David's plea of insanity finds the prosecution team working double time to prove he's just a clever psychopath faking schizophrenia to avoid Florida's death penalty. Meanwhile, the conflicted Julia obsesses about her schizophrenic brother, Andrew Citro, who was convicted of the fatal stabbings of their parents when she was 13. When Julia learns Andrew was committed to a center for the criminally insane in New York, she re-establishes contact, which results in some major courtoom drama. Hoffman's intriguing plot snakes around both cases as Julia questions her own mental health and a future only a nail-biting sequel might fully answer. Author tour.