Ten years have passed since young nurse Sophie Lee was accused of murdering her wealthy patient, Audrey Star. Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani believed her innocence--and Adam Star's guilt--but the prosecution convinced a jury otherwise. Read more...
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Ten years have passed since young nurse Sophie Lee was accused of murdering her wealthy patient, Audrey Star. Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani believed her innocence--and Adam Star's guilt--but the prosecution convinced a jury otherwise. Sophie was convicted on a Tuesday--the day on which every significant event in her life, good or bad, seems to happen. Now, on the verge of his death, Adam exonerates Sophie and also leaves her a huge fortune in atonement.
Sophie retreats to Kala's house and tries to evade the media frenzy that surrounds her. Kala is determined to help her client make her way back into the world. Yet for both, there are still revelations in store--about the nature of redemption, the strange workings of fate, and the power of forgiveness. And most of all, about the secrets that hide in every heart--even those we think we know best. . .
- ISBN-13: 9780758274793
- ISBN-10: 0758274793
- Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
- Publish Date: July 2012
- Page Count: 282
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-08-20
- Reviewer: Staff
Michaels's newest (after Betrayal) is a simple summer read that should please fans looking for a quick escape. In 2000, defense attorney Mikala Aulani lost a case that resulted in her client, Sophie Lee, being convicted of a murder that Kala still doesn't believe she committed. Ten years later, on the eve of Kala's retirement, Adam Star, the husband of the victim, comes to Kala mere days before his death and confesses to murdering his wife. In attempt to make up for her suffering, he leaves Sophie millions in reparations. When the prosecutor, Ryan Spenser, comes under fire for the wrongful conviction, and with Kala makes clear her intentions to sue on behalf of Sophie , secrets come out that will shake relationships and destroy what had long been established as truth. The story is not particularly complex or surprising, but Kala is a likeable character with just enough spunk to keep readers engaged. (July)