Ring of Truth, by Pickard, Nancy
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- ISBN: 9781416575962 | 1416575960
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/6/2007
Sex, violence, evil, and betrayal -- the shocking murder case splashed across the Florida headlines has all the right elements for true-crime writer Marie Lightfoot's next bestseller. And tell the tale she does, in a book that reveals the secrets of a love affair gone fatally wrong. But there are disturbing twists, which leave Marie sensing in her gut that something does not jibe.Twist number one: the accused is a man of the cloth, who has allegedly killed his wife in collusion with his lover. Twist number two: a pair of young girls find the body in an abandoned mansion, adding the death of innocence to the magnitude of the crime. Twist number three: a shattering conviction turns the case on its ear. And the ultimate blow: for the first time in her career, Marie fails to win the the killer's confidence during a jailhouse interview. Suddenly, she knows with certainty there ia more to the story than evensherealized -- and her conscience won't let her rest.Then an unexpected visitor -- a shock in itself for the reclusive writer -- confesses something that not even the police know. The revelation may he the missing piece in a terrifying puzzle -- evidence that teaches Marie a bone-chilling lesson as threatening danger slowly encircles her: to err is human, but underestimating the criminal mind can be deadly.Nancy Pickard premiered gutsy Marie Lightfoot in the national bestsellerThe Whole Truth,and kicked off a thrilling new series with "an intriguing story, fascinatingly told"(The Philadelphia Inquirer).Now, Pickard once again "pushes the presumed limits of [crime fiction]"(Los Angeles Times)as she sends this complex heroine into a jagged maze with one destination: the darkest realm of human nature.