AUTHOR: Peter Abrahams
Twenty years after Nell Jarreau’s eyewitness testimony successfully put’s Mr. Alvin DuPree behind bars for life for the murder of then long time boyfriend (and father of her unborn child) John and leads Nell to the gentle detective who is her now husband, new evidence surfaces that exonerates Mr. DuPree and turns everything Nell knew upside down. Tormented with guilt over her part in an innocent man’s incarceration, Nell is hell-bent on finding the true killer – despite the intense damage this inflicts upon her marriage. The more digging she does, the more nothing makes sense – until suddenly it all comes into focus and the consequences of her discovery change everything irrevocably
Suspenseful at times. Predictable at others. Abrahams weaves a tale with just one too many plot lines to make sense. The characters never quite grew on me; I found myself straining to care about the outcome. Not an altogether bad read – but not one I would rush out to buy.