A Good Killing: A Novel (Anna Curtis Series)

By Allison Leotta

Chosen as one among “Summer’s better of the simplest” books through O, The Oprah Magazine, Allison Leotta’s spellbinding mystery follows prosecutor Anna Curtis as she heads domestic to Michigan to shield her sister in a case that would carry her to her knees.

How some distance may you visit retailer your sister?

Anna Curtis is again in her place of birth simply outdoors of Detroit. Newly unmarried after calling off her marriage ceremony, Anna isn’t domestic to lick her wounds. She’s again to help her sister, Jody, who has been wrongfully accused of homicide after their outdated highschool trainer, a neighborhood hero, dies in a suspicious vehicle crash.

But might be Jody isn’t so blameless finally. The police are confident that Jody used to be having an affair with the married trainer and killed him out of jealousy. As Anna investigates with the aid of her youth buddy Cooper Bolden, an Afghan conflict veteran with a mystery of his personal, she slowly peels again the facade of her all-American city and discovers that not anyone is telling the reality concerning the trainer, no longer even the folk she concept she knew top. whilst town rallies opposed to them, threatening not only Jody’s liberty yet either sisters’ lives, Anna resolves to do every thing she will to avoid wasting her sister and protect the one kinfolk she has left.

In her most sensible e-book but “with outstanding twists and an finally gratifying end” (Booklist), Allison Leotta, “the lady John Grisham” (The windfall Journal), explores the bounds of vigilante justice, the bonds of sisterhood, and the cost of the reality.

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He simply had that impact. Anna guessed it had anything to do together with his flowing silver hair. “Are either events able to start? ” the pass judgement on requested. His voice was once deep and grandfatherly. Anna and Desiree either stood and stated, “Yes, Your Honor,” in stereo. The jury was once led in. They sat down taking a look clean, , and desirous to listen the tale. It was once the 1st day of trial; they hadn’t but skilled the interminable waits, the irritating objections, the lengthy sidebars with the husher on. For the instant, they basked within the perceived honor of being chosen to determine the most important felony trial Holly Grove had ever visible. They have been six ladies and 8 males, together with alternates. in the course of jury choice, Anna had attempted to prevent those that have been fervent approximately Bulldog soccer. during this city, that used to be like attempting to stay away from those who loved consuming, ingesting, and respiring. Months in the past, she’d moved to move the trial to a different venue, the place jurors will be much less in my opinion tied to the group, yet pass judgement on Upperthwaite had greeted that movement with an identical enthusiasm with which he’d greeted the single to recuse himself. So the following they have been. Juror quantity three, a retired autoworker, used to be donning a Bulldogs T-shirt. Anna swallowed again a bubble of nausea and made a psychological word to discover how to get him afflicted off the jury. optimistically, he might admit to a couple prohibited behavior like googling the case. “The govt may possibly make its commencing statement,” pass judgement on Upperthwaite acknowledged. Anna rose a couple of inches from the chair prior to she remembered that she wasn’t “the govt” for this reason. She sat down speedy. so far as she might inform, basically her sister spotted. Jody gave her a small smile. Desiree stood up and walked in entrance of the jury. “This is a case approximately jealousy,” the prosecutor stated. “It’s a few lady who was once in love with a guy for many of her grownup lifestyles. yet he was once married to another person. And whilst he refused to go away his spouse, this girl flew right into a rage and bludgeoned him to dying. ” right here Desiree seemed in Jody’s eyes and pointed correct at her, demonstrating to the jury that she held an analogous conviction she might ask them to have. Ever on account that Presumed blameless, any prosecutor with the slightest literary bent pointed on the defendant. Jody reacted as Anna had suggested her for this second. She met Desiree’s eyes and shook her head. Jody wore an expression of excellent unhappiness and disbelief, as though she have been nonetheless grieving the tragedy of the coach’s loss of life and surprised to benefit that any one might imagine her liable for it. In one other lifestyles, Anna concept, Jody would’ve made a very good actress. “The defendant killed Owen Fowler. ” Desiree stored her finger pointed a pair sentences extra, to end up that she used to be now not confident by way of Jody’s express. “She staged a automobile twist of fate to hide it up. She was hoping that she might idiot the specialists, and idiot you, into believing this was once an twist of fate. yet it’s tough to devote the fitting crime, and this defendant isn't any legal mastermind. She made errors. She left a path of crumbs, in case you will, from the positioning of the automobile crash all of the as far back as her personal apartment.

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