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Sour Grapes (Willow King #7)

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Willow is attracted to a case involving a man jailed for manslaughter after a hit-and-run. His wife suspects he was forced to confess. But why would a man go to jail for a crime he didn't commit? The truth behind the puzzle is dark and perplexing--and as tragic as the half-truths of self-deception that lead to murder. Martin's Press.
Paperback, 301 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Worldwide Library (first published June 15th 1998)
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My copy has a different cover.

I really enjoyed this book! It says it's a Willow King mystery but actually it's the character of Emma who solves the mystery with Willow's help. Loved the premise - Emma is a criminology student trying to write her thesis, which is about false confessions, and as the case she chose draws her in, she uncovers a long hidden secret truth about the crime and murderer. Emma's personality was well-developed - she's a little insecure as an older student, a little unsure a...more

The title, to me, is maladroit. I enjoyed the book immensely but felt the title was a sort of arbitrary appendage rather than a word or phrase that sprang naturally from the story.

This is the second Willow King mystery I've read (as an aside, I wildly love, and much prefer the author's Trish Maguire books). I actually liked this King book better than the other (Drowning Pool), because, ironically, Willow is NOT the main character.

Somehow I find i weird that a police officer...more
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aka N.J. Cooper, Kate Hatfield, Clare Layton, Daphne Wright.

Natasha Cooper was Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association in 2000/2001. She reviews books in THE TIMES, THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT and the NEW LAW JOURNAL. She is the author of, among others, FAULT LINES and PREY TO ALL.
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