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Allison Leotta

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Detroit, Michigan



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January 2008


For twelve years, I was a federal prosecutor in Washington, DC, where I specialized in prosecuting sex crimes, domestic violence, and crimes against children.

I started writing because I saw heartbreaking tragedies, acts of shocking evil, and vulnerable victims every day - but also moments of real heroism, true love, and healing. Given the stories I witnessed, the rich cast of characters I worked with, and my lifelong love of fiction, I had to write a book.

I wanted to create a story that would both entertain and teach about the way the criminal justice system works—and doesn’t work. I focused on a nightmare shared by domestic-violence prosecutors: losing a case and setting free an abuser who eventually kills his victim. I wanted to explore

My latest book, A GOOD KILLING, got off to a great start because of you. Thanks so much for buying it, for telling friends, and for posting wonderful reviews! I’m very grateful to all my fantastic friends and readers.


The critics were also kind. A GOOD KILLING was named one of “The Summer’s Best of The Best” byO, The Oprah Magazine!


The Washington Post also gave...

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Which short series (3-6 books) would you like to read for the first part of 2014? (We will have a second short series group read later on in the year!)

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