The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her daughter and wounding her two other children.Read more...
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson creates her most electrifying thriller to date, as a mother's unspeakable crime sparks a new killing spree. . .
The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her daughter and wounding her two other children.
Now Blondell's son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case in the process. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell's murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki's childhood friend.
Nikki's fianc, Detective Pierce Reed, is concerned she may be compromising the case. As she digs for answers during one of the most sweltering summers in Savannah's history, he also worries for her safety. Everyone involved seems to have secrets, . And somehow, the events of that tragic night connect to Nikki's own fractured family. But now the killing has begun again. Is Amity's murderer still at large, or is this a new, darker danger?
- ISBN-13: 9780758258588
- ISBN-10: 0758258585
- Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
- Publish Date: June 2013
- Page Count: 336
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-05-20
- Reviewer: Staff
A case that true crime author Nikki Gillette is considering for her next book strikes too close to home in bestseller Jackson’s loosely constructed third romantic suspense novel set in Savannah, Ga. (after 2004’s The Morning After). Notorious Blondell O’Henry was convicted 20 years earlier of killing her pregnant teenage daughter, Amity, and seriously wounding her two younger children, Niall, then eight, whose testimony was key to the prosecution, and Blythe, then five. Now Niall recants his testimony, which means Blondell may soon be free. Amity was Nikki’s best friend, and Nikki’s uncle was Blondell’s lawyer. Now Nikki’s fiancé, Det. Pierce Reed, and his police partner are charged with reviewing the evidence against Blondell. As Nikki probes the O’Henry family past, she encounters people, both sleazy and respectable, with secrets—and someone who’s willing to kill to keep those secrets hidden. Readers new to Jackson should be prepared for cliché-ridden prose and strained plotting. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (July)