Keep No Secrets

Keep No Secrets

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by Julie Compton
     
 

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After the ultimate betrayal, which is more important: trust or forgiveness?

In KEEP NO SECRETS, the controversial follow-up to Compton's debut legal thriller TELL NO LIES, a district attorney struggles to redeem himself after a one-night stand damaged his marriage and professional reputation.

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After the ultimate betrayal, which is more important: trust or forgiveness?

In KEEP NO SECRETS, the controversial follow-up to Compton's debut legal thriller TELL NO LIES, a district attorney struggles to redeem himself after a one-night stand damaged his marriage and professional reputation.

After surviving the private and public fallout from a one-night stand four years before, St. Louis DA Jack Hilliard wants nothing more than to be trusted again by his wife, Claire, and to earn back the respect of the community he serves. Since the day Claire accepted him back into the family, he's vowed to be true to these goals, and so far he's succeeded.

But all of Jack's efforts begin to crumble when the woman involved in his earlier downfall, Jenny Dodson, returns to town claiming threats on her life and asking for his help, and resurrecting for Jack long-buried emotions and questions of her guilt for the murder of a client. Just when he thinks the pressure can't get any worse, his son's girlfriend, Celeste, accuses him of sexual assault, and he suddenly finds himself on the wrong end of a criminal case, battling for his freedom.

Can Jack trust his freedom to the legal system on which he built his career? Or will the ghost of his one-night stand four years before come back to haunt him, causing him to be convicted on the mistakes of his past?

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews - staff reviewer
“An engaging legal thriller that brings to mind the intelligence and ambiguity of The Good Wife.”
Florida Weekly - Phil Jason
A “powerhouse legal thriller . . . [A]t once a morality play, psychological drama and legal puzzle. Difficult to classify, Keep No Secrets is very easy to like. It’s a true page turner in which the stakes are high on several levels . . . Ms. Compton’s decisions about when to reveal new information and just how much to reveal keep the tension electrifying. . . Compton is one of a growing number of first-rate authors who have chosen, after winning contracts with trade publishe
Southern Literary Review - Donna Meredith
Keep No Secrets, Compton’s powerful sequel to Tell No Lies, is guaranteed to keep readers turning pages into the wee hours . . . Like Jodi Picoult's best works, Compton's novels sizzle with all the trust, betrayal, love, and forgiveness family relationships entail—especially when you expose their private conflicts in a public courtroom. . . [The] novels are as fine as any courtroom thrillers out there. . . [T]he well-plotted series sparkles with psychologically complex characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016297408
Publisher:
Fresh Fork Publishing
Publication date:
03/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
328,554
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Julie Compton is the author of TELL NO LIES, a legal thriller set in her original hometown of St. Louis; RESCUING OLIVIA, a romantic, contemporary thriller; and KEEP NO SECRETS, the sequel to TELL NO LIES. Her novels combine the suspense of thrillers with the drama of human relationships.

A lawyer by profession, Julie attended Washington University for both undergraduate and law school. She began her legal career in St. Louis, but last practiced in Wilmington, Delaware as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. When her family moved to Florida in 2003, she gave up law to pursue writing full-time. She lives near Orlando with her husband and two daughters. Visit julie-compton.com to read the first chapters of her novels and for more info.

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