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Savvy law student Sarah Wasser returns to her apartment to find two telephone messages: She has not been chosen for a coveted summer internship, and her best friend from high school has just murdered her two children. Unwilling to admit the internship failure to family and friends, the quick thinking Sarah secures a position on JoBeth’s defense team and returns to her sleepy hometown in South Carolina. But Sarah is not well-prepared for working in a community rife with duplicity and betrayal, and her efforts are met with the benevolent amusement of the senior law partner, the resentment of the trial attorney, the rush to judgement by the folks of Eight Mile Junction, and discovery of her father’s role in the degradation of JoBeth.
|Publisher:||Stephen F. Austin University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
DOROTHY PLACE lives and works in Davis, California. Since submitting her first short story for publication in 2008, she has had nine stories accepted for publication, one of which won first prize in the Mendocino Coast Writers Short Story Contest and the prestigious Estelle Frank Fellowship (2010). Her debut novel, The Heart to Kill, inspired by Euripides play, Medea, as well as the many newspaper accounts of women who have taken the lives of her children, searches for the underlying causes of these horrendous crimes. When not writing, she works on her bonsai collection, travels, and hikes.