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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE MAIDENS (HB)
Alex Michaelides
899

We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves.


'A thrilling, heart-in-throat...(+)
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Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited first work of fiction - at once hilarious, delicious, and brutal ...(+)

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Undue Influence
Sara Menguc
Steve Martini
Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Headline
Page Extent : 350
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780747247050
Price : 699

About the book

Recently widowed attorney Paul Madriani is struggling to hold on to what is left of his family when he and his young daughter are caught up in yet another family tragedy. Paul's sister-in-law, Laurel Vega, is involved in a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, Jack, who wants to take their children to Washington DC. When her case disintegrates, Jack's new wife is found dead in the family home. Laurel is arrested and charged with murder.

Madriani takes on her defence but the evidence against Laurel is daunting and her own failure to cooperate - in particular, to tell Paul where she was on the night of the murder - leaves the reader wondering if perhaps he is defending a guilty woman. But what actually happened that night is more tragic than anything revealed so far. And it is up to Paul to uncover the shattering piece of evidence that will lead to the terrible truth.


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Sara Menguc
Amanda Brookfield gained a First Class Honours Degree from Oxford before working at an advertising agency for several years. She wrote her first novel while living in Buenos Aires with her diplomat h...(+)
Steve Martini
Steve Martini, a former trial attorney, has worked as a journalist and capital correspondent in the California State House in Sacramento. He has been engaged in both public and private practice of la...(+)