Moment Of Truth

Mass Market Paperback | February 6, 2001

byLisa Scottoline

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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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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 f...

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Moment of Truth is the story of a man who frames himself for murder. When attorney Jack Newlin discovers his wife dead in their elegant home, he's convinced he knows who killed her -- and is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to take the rap, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluc...

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 f...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.12 inPublished:February 6, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061030597

ISBN - 13:9780061030598

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from As always, Scottoline thrills! I really adore Lisa Scottoline. For fans, this story isn't about Bennie Rosato, the snarky, sarcastic, tough-as-nails Philedelphia attourney I've grown to love, but Mary Di Nunzio, one of her associates. Bennie is away, and while she's gone, a man confesses to murdering his wife. But he didn't do it. He takes Mary as his lawyer, figuring she's so inexperienced she can only make it worse, and proceeds to try and get himself found guilty. What would bring a grown man - and lawyer - to implicate himself for murder? Who is he trying to protect? Is the killer going to strike again? Mary is going to find out, and it just might kill her. The story is quite tricky, and I was very pleased to say that while I figured out a good two-thirds of it, the ultimate ending did surprise me. Hats off, once again, to Lisa Scottoline, who apparently doesn't mulch a usual formula out over and over, and kept me guessing. Mary is just as interesting a character to explore as Bennie Rosato, which is a nice touch for what I'd so far only seen as a secondary character. There's a slight romantic undertone to this tale, which also went well with the overall.
Date published: 2008-05-02

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"A carefully crafted tale of immorality, dark serets, and familily values gone awry...Scottoline [keeps] the page-turner moving to a chilling end." (New York Post)