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Probation officer Gillian Jones knows that someone or something drove her client, 17-year-old Jessica Coffers, to abandon her newborn baby. Even though Jessica is now raising the rescued infant, some people in Bend Brook, Nebraska still consider her a cold-blooded killer and they are pressuring the county attorney to file additional charges. Jessica’s guardians want to put ...more
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Published May 11th 2011 by Smashwords Edition (first published October 1st 2009)
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April
“The Burden of Truth” is an exciting whodunit set in a small town where everyone has an opinion and many are quick to judge as Gillian Jones knows all too well. She is the town probation officer and one of her clients, 17 year old Jessica Coffers, is the current talk of the town. Many feel she should be in prison for abandoning her baby under a bridge but Gillian has a feeling there is more going on than meets the eye.

While trying to come up with a plan to keep Jessica out of jail she is visited
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Janice
Gillian Jones, the protagonist, is a married probation officer working in Nebraska who has been assigned to a 17 year old girl who abandoned her baby under a bridge Many in the town want to see Jessica, the young girl, charged further for this. She is now raising the rescued infant but her guardians want to put the baby up for adoption. Gillian and her husband are even considering adopting the adorable baby.

Gillian is also approached by another man in town who is dying of cancer and wants to so
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Michelle Maas
Note: this is a biased review (I am friends with the author). I love Lois's style and setting (rural great plains) and characters. As with her last book, The Fatal Heir, I couldn't put Burden of Truth down and stayed up way past my bedtime on a work night to find out what happened next.
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Lois Lewandowski is a fiction writer and essayist. She has published two mystery novels, The Fatal Heir and The Burden of Truth. Both books won an honorable mention in the Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose and Independent Books. The Burden of Truth was also a finalist in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards mystery category. Her short story, “The River Man,” was a finalist in the 2005 Pebble ...more
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