Wasted Justice (for John Grisham and Lee Child fans) [NOOK Book]

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Returns! A Judge Willa Carson Thriller!

For fans of Lee Child, John Grisham, and Michael Connelly

"Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." — Lee Child , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Killing Floor and other Jack Reacher ...
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Wasted Justice (for John Grisham and Lee Child fans)

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Overview

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Returns! A Judge Willa Carson Thriller!

For fans of Lee Child, John Grisham, and Michael Connelly

"Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." — Lee Child , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Killing Floor and other Jack Reacher Thrillers

Judge Willa Carson’s mother Kate Austin’s new husband, a hot Italian model, lures Willa into investigating a thirty-year old murder. When no-nonsense Federal Judge Wilhelmina Carson is presented with the facts of the case she’s convinced that Billie Jo Steam is innocent.

Determined to right the wrongs of a justice system in which she believes, and to please Kate no matter what, Willa pulls out all the stops, including the use of genetic testing and her most distinguished political connections, to give Billie Jo back her family and her freedom.

But there isn’t much time to celebrate…

The deeper Willa delves into this timeworn case and the complex relationships that surround it, the more she realizes that there are still many people in Tampa — from pillars of the community, to old hippies, to friends and co-workers — who will do whatever it takes to keep the past buried. Judge Willa stays on the long, cold trail until truth prevails at the very end of the road and Kate makes a killing.

*formerly titled “Kate’s Killing”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012773050
  • Publisher: AugustBooks
  • Publication date: 7/23/2011
  • Series: The Hunt for Justice Series, #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,928
  • File size: 963 KB

Meet the Author

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author Diane Capri's work, #1 worldwide publishing phenomenon Lee Child calls "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too." Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-winning MWA Past President, says: "Expertise shines on every page." And Library Journal raves: "....offers tense legal drama with courtroom overtones, twisty plots, and loads of atmosphere. Recommended."

Diane's new Jess Kimball series kicked off with Fatal Distraction, opening as the #3 Amazon Bestselling Legal Thriller, behind John Grisham. Jess Kimball’s second outing, the short story Fatal Enemy was recently released. Diane's new Hunt for Jack Reacher series began with Don't Know Jack, which garnered #1 Amazon Bestseller spots on Mystery, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, and Legal Thriller lists both in the U.S. and U.K. Don't Know Jack was followed by two bestselling short stories in the Hunt for Jack Reacher series, Jack in a Box and Jack and Kill. Diane's Bestselling Justice Series suspense mysteries were praised by Romantic Times and garnered the coveted "Top Pick."

Diane is the past Executive Vice President of International Thriller Writers, past member of the Board of the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and active in Sisters in Crime and other writing organizations. She comes to writing after a successful legal career and is married to her college sweetheart. She loves her nomadic snowbird existence preferring perpetual summer migrating from Florida to Michigan each year.

Diane says she writes mystery thriller and suspense for the same reason she reads: to find out what happens, why people do what they do, and how to bring justice to an unjust world. Her books are translated in twenty territories. Diane loves to hear from readers. Contact her at to receive notice of new releases, subscribe to Diane's blog, or simply connect with her.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Good Narrative

    Ok I really enjoyed this book but I would not put it in the John Grisham category. I do not want to disparage the author as the story was excellent. The characters were will developed and interesting, and I must admit it was a fast read because I NEEDED to get to the end! I will read more from this author. I recommend the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Intriguing.

    This is the first book I've read by Diane Capri. I could not put it down. It is suspenseful, complex. and there are many unexpected developments in the story. What I like most is reading a story without graphic sexual descriptions and cussing. I will definitely read more by Ms. Capri.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2013

    Secrets can kill. Diane Capri has used her skills as a writer a

    Secrets can kill. Diane Capri has used her skills as a writer and lawyer to create a mystery based on politics, relationships, secrets, lies and deceit. She demonstrates how these attributes can be more lethal than any weapon a killer can possibly use. The hero of Wasted Justice, Judge Wilhelmina Carson (Willa), is a cigar-smoking, no-nonsense woman not to be messed with. Put her up to a challenge and she’ll take it.

    Billie Jo was convicted of murdering her husband, Trey, 30 years ago. Between Willa’s friend Ursula and Billie Jo’s son Harris, Willa is encouraged to informally investigate the case. There are other people who warn Willa against re-opening this case, but this only encourages her more. She decides to interview people who were close to Billie Jo and Trey, discovering “killing” secrets about people she thought she knew. Willa also enlists the help of Ben, the Chief of Police, convincing him to find the original evidence and use DNA tests on them that weren’t available at the time of the murder.

    Willa eventually discovers the truth about that fateful night but not without changing the lives of everyone related to the case including some of them winding up dead.

    Wasted Justice is full of “Killing Secrets” that Diane Capri skillfully uses to create a journey of twists and turns before leading us to the truth. I had minimal sleep for a couple of nights because I couldn't stop reading this book - but it was well worth the sacrafice. I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a good mystery.

    (I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Too much

    Sometimes the"wonderful" reasearch and multiple cast slows my interest in the story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2015

    Recomend.. easy read.

    Enjoyed this read. A little mystery keeps you entertained.

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  • Posted March 7, 2015

    Fun & Frustrating Reading

    Another fun adventure for the lady judge that just can't seem to keep herself out of intriguing circumstances involving other folks' problems, mostly outside of her courtroom duties. Again frustrating, because in her enthusiasm she often overlooks obvious clues along her path toward solution of yet another mystery. The reader is welcome to develop any of a number of scenarios as she stumbles through both her court cases and her extra-curricular mystery of the day, but the author always has a sudden lurch in the scheme to keep the reader from becoming too complacent, A well-crafted plot, truly a fine reflection of the Tampa area, and a loveable albeit sometimes slow to catch on heroine, and a great supporting cast of characters makes this entire series of novels a welcome addition to anyone's library of contemporary mystery stories.

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  • Posted March 7, 2015

    Good read

    You will enjoy

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  • Posted March 6, 2015

    Another Judge Willa--Why?

    Persuaded by old friends, Judge Willa investigates a murder, much to the dislike of the Chief Judge, who doesn't want her to carry on such activities. THe former book I read was shorter, and much better. THere was a music group of friends, one of whom was killed. She ferrets the truth out. She is still smoking her little cigars, not setting a good example, as I think that she should. A book group might like this, if they don't mind a long book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Recommend

    Though very long it did hold my interest

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Great!

    I've just started reading Wasted Justice and so far, it certainly is holding my attention. I have read many of John Grisham's books and they are all very interesting. Would highly recommend this one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Highly Recommend to read

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    good read

    Worth reading

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  • Posted March 1, 2014

    Great mystery read

    Fast and fun - loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Well developed story. Good ending

    Well developed story. Good ending

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    A good read

    The book was a good read, but I do not know if I would go out of my way to read more of hers unless the topic really appealed to me.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Good read would recommend it

    I enjoyed this book would recommend it to friends

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    Willa's mom

    It's great to meet Willa's mom. A mystery with fully developed characters.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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