( Deceit, Scandal And Guilt )
What’s real in a marriage built on sand and how do you abandon a man you’ve loved since the age of fifteen?
Phoebe sees the fire in Jake Pierce’s belly from the moment they meet as teenagers in Brooklyn. Eventually he creates a financial dynasty and she trusts him without hesitation, unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception.
When Phoebe learns along with the rest of the world that her husband’s triumphs are the result of an elaborate Ponzi scheme her world unravels. Lies underpin her life and marriage. As Jake’s crime uncovered, the world obsesses about Phoebe. Did she know her life fabricated by fraud? Did she partner with her husband in hustling billions from pensioners, charities, and CEOs? Was she his accomplice in stealing from their family and neighbors?
Debate rages whether love and loyalty blinded her to his crimes or if she chose to live in denial. While Jake trapped in the web of his own deceit, Phoebe faced with an unbearable choice. Her children refuse to see her if she remains at their father’s side, but abandoning Jake, a man she’s known since childhood, feels cruel and impossible.
AUTHOR : RANDY SUSAN MEYERS
TITLE : THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET
Genres : Domestic fiction,Mystery,Romance,Fiction,Crime
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( Fighting The Legal System )
She’s a daughter he didn’t know he had. They meet when she’s 28 and waiting on Death Row. She has but 30 days left until her execution for aggravated murder.
Her case been appealed to all higher courts. Each one has denied her. There are no appeals left when Michael Gresham comes to her side.
So he does the next best thing: he goes back to the first, the beginning of the case. And he begins looking for the one thing that could save her life. When it begins to look hopeless, Michael Gresham promises he will be there at her execution. He will not allow her to die alone.
30 Days of Justis is the story of a frantic father who happens to be a lawyer. But he is a lawyer without a case when she first contacts him. With gathering speed, the days tick past.
What about Michael Gresham? Is he the lawyer who can save her? Or is he in her life only as the last face she sees before it goes dark?
AUTHOR : JOHN ELLSWORTH
TITLE : 30 DAYS OF JUSTIS
Genres : Legal story,Fiction,Thriller,Mystery,Legal thriller
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( No Man Is Above The Law )
Michael is a successful trial lawyer who’s been placed on medical leave. But he sorely misses the courtroom battles, where he excels. When Michael receives a call from the local jail he comes to life and knows he cannot resist getting involved. For it’s a case of Murder One.
Before jumping right in, he stops and thinks about what his watchful wife will say if he goes to the jail. Every day he’s feeling stronger, working out and jogging. But the call makes him feel more alive since before the stroke. Almost before he realizes what’s happening he finds himself driving at high-speed at direction of the jail.
He accepts the case and begins investigating. Then a jury picked and Michael holds his own at trial. His client is looking more and more innocent with each witness Michael cross-examines. However, there’s a hitch: his investigator and best friend, Marcel Rainford, has disappeared. The police ask Michael what he knows. Then, late one night, the police are pounding on his front door, demanding to talk. They have a written confession they want him to read.
He reads. His knees buckle when he reaches the bottom.
He’d know that signature anywhere.
AUTHOR : JOHN ELLSWORTH
TITLE : LIES SHE NEVER TOLD ME
Genres : Suspense,Thriller,Mystery,Crime,Legal thriller,Fiction
Recommendation Links: http://www.ellworthbooks.com
( Game On )
DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenberg used to bloodbath. But nothing can prepare him for this. Heck’s most dangerous case to date is open again. Two years ago,countless victims were found dead-massacred at the hands of Britain’s most terrifying gang. When brutal murders start happening across the country,it’s clear the gang is at work again. Their victims killed in cold blood,in broad daylight,and by any means necessary. And Heck knows it won’t be long before they come for him.
AUTHOR: PAUL FINCH
TITLE : THE KILLING CLUB
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( The Trial Of His Life )
John Anderson is one of the North West’s most dedicated and successful prosecution barristers. His career is going from strength to strength and he is on the verge of becoming Queen’s Counsel. But the life he once knew suddenly comes crashing down following a fatal road traffic accident. Recovering from his injuries, he has no memory of the collision. Was he responsible for the death of a child? Who was his female passenger?
Facing charges of causing death by dangerous driving, the professional and personal life he once knew now lies in tatters. Depressed and taking refuge in alcohol, Anderson refuses, in the face of so many unanswered questions, to accept his guilt. He becomes convinced that the gangster he was prosecuting at the time of the crash is in some way involved. The mystery deepens as his search for the truth draws him into Manchester’s sordid criminal underworld.
Shunned by his former colleagues, Anderson finds help from an unlikely source, enabling him to face his prejudices and re-evaluate his past life. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery and, ultimately, the path for his own redemption. Anderson knows that defeat means deliverance to a prison full of violent criminals he has prosecuted over the years. He now has to find the strength to fight the most important trial of his life.
AUTHOR: OLLY JARVIS
TITLE: DEATH BY DANGEROUS
GENRE: Legal thriller,Crime,Mystery,Thriller
Recommendation Links: http://www.ollyjarvis.com
( Getting Away With Murder )
Big and brash, Jeff Zack didn’t hide his rough lifestyle. And when he died, it was in plain sight; executed in the parking lot of a BJ’s wholesale club in Akron, Ohio, by a motorcycle-riding assassin dressed in black.
Jeff Zack’s murder stunned the community and the investigators but then, so did his life. A long list of people might have reasons to want Zack dead, including the loyal wife he had humiliated and wealthy night club owner whose wife – a blond, a devoted mother and respected church member, hard-bodied former beauty queen he openly dated.
Did her beauty mask a heart cold enough to kill? But the truth would get even stranger.
AUTHOR: M.WILLIAM PHELPS
TITLE : IF LOOKS COULD KILL
Genres: Mystery crime, Non fiction, True crime
( One Crucial Night )
My name is David James Forrester. I’m a solicitor. Tonight, at 6.10, I killed my wife. This is my statement.
In Melbourne’s inner west,David sits in his car,dictaphone in hand. He’s sick to his stomach but determined to record his version of events. His wife Elle hovers over her own lifeless body as it lies in the laundry of the house they shared. David thinks back on their relationship;intimate,passionate,intense and what led to this terrible night.
From her eerie vantage point, Elle traces the sweep of their shared past too. Before David,she’d enjoyed a contented life as a successful filmmaker,a much-loved aunt and friend. But in the course of two years,she captivated and then undone by him. Not once in those turbulent times did she imagine that her alluring,complex husband was capable of this.
AUTHOR: ANNA GEORGE
TITLE: WHAT CAME BEFORE
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( A Serial Killer And The Architect )
The architect who led construction of the great Chicago world’s fair of 1893,and the prolific serial killer who used the fair as a lure. Just blocks from the fairground,the killer built a hotel of horrors equipped with an acid vat,dissection table and cremation.
A story of two men whose fates linked. The architect was Daniel H.Burnham,the driving force behind the white city,the massive visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderworld of canals and gardens. The killer was H.H.Holmes,a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair and his own devilish charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths.
While Burnham overcame politics,infighting,personality clashes and Chicago’s infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth,Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it The World’s Fair Hotel. In reality it was a Torture Palace,a Gas Chamber,a Crematorium.
AUTHOR: ERIK LARSON
TITLE : THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Genres: Historical,Mystery-crime,Non-fiction,True crime
( The Dog With The Clue )
It sounds like some work and mostly play when United Life and Casualty sends its investigator Dan Mahoney to Florida. Five greyhounds all heavily insured were lost in a fire at the Daytona dog track. So simple. Five dogs dead by smoke inhalation, bagged, tagged, and cremated. Papers all in order. Ashes in specialty urns on the desk of Dixie Halifax,track and casino co-owner.
In jail, a young employee charged with arson to cover a murder he’s blamed for committing. Then the body of kennel owner Jackson Sanchez is found face down in a pool of blood, a knife stuck in his back. But Sanchez didn’t die from a knife wound. Someone has carved thief on his forehead. The blood pooled underneath his body isn’t his. Should Dan be looking for a second corpse? And the one man who can answer questions,the track vet,dies in a motorcycle accident.
Working this case is not as complicated for Dan as having his mother Maggie move into the FBI’s favorite mob slob haven in nearby Palm Coast, while his fiancée Elaine Linden, on sabbatical, works on a PI license. perfect,the FBI can set Maggie up to spy on her boyfriend who might laundering cash in some geriatric mafia scheme in this follow-up to Flash Flood and Rollover.
AUTHOR: SUSAN SLATER
TITLE: HAIR OF THE DOG
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( The Family Secret )
Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top levels of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesn’t give a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home.
When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia both claim to have seen nothing, but it’s clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesn’t help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best.
AUTHOR: JANE CASEY
TITLE: THE LAST GIRL
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