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Book Review: Ring of Truth

Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner

[5 stars]

Ring of Truth     Amazon US HC Amazon Canada HC
Nancy Pickard
Class/Genre:   Mystery   Woman Main Character   Psychological Suspense
Series: Marie Lightfoot # 2
Pocket, Jun 2001, $23.95, 304 pp.

True crime fighter Marie Lightfoot has completed her latest true crime novel, Anything To BE Together, and sends it to her editor in New York. Her latest book centers on Robert F. Wing, a Florida minister, convicted of murdering his wife. Robert's co-defendant, Artemis McGregor, the woman he was allegedly having an affair with, received a not guilty verdict.

Marie feels the case has too many loose ends to fully satisfy her that Robert killed Susana. When she obtains new evidence, she uses it to bait the person she thinks committed the crime. However, that ends tragically with the person guarding the information dead and the evidence gone. As Marie digs deeper, she places herself in danger from someone who prefers the status quo rather than the truth.

Once again, Nancy Pickard has created a fascinating thriller centering on people who are not what they seem to be. The novel contains several shocking revelations, but nothing matches the frightening climax. Proponents of the death penalty will reconsider their position after reading RING OF TRUTH as Ms. Pickard makes her views quite clear on the subject.

Harriet Klausner

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