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Accused by Mark Gimenez
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Jul 18, 10

bookshelves: crime, thrillers, usa-southern-states
Read in June, 2010

After years of silence, big-money corporate lawyer turned criminal defense attorney A. Scott Fenney receives a devastating phone call from his ex-wife Rebecca; she’s been arrested for the brutal murder of her boyfriend, the club golf pro turned PGA star she abandoned Fenney and their daughter for, years ago.

Can Fenney defend the woman who betrayed him? Can he find a way to put aside his still conflicted feelings, and try to save his ex-wife from life in prison, or worse?

Gimenez builds a solid if somewhat straightforward story that keeps the reader on edge, wondering what will happen as Feeney tries to prove Rebecca’s innocence - a tough task considering she was found covered in her lover’s blood with only her fingerprints on the murder weapon.

Gimenez’s writing shines brightest with his touch for setting a good hook then building tension, and creation of a likeable and layered hero and other intriguing characters that upturn the usual courtroom thriller clichés. Enjoyable.
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