Sunday, April 7, 2013

Unintended Consequences

Entree **** of *****
Unintended Consequences
Unintended Consequences was a wonderful thriller that I found really hard to put down. The characters were vivid, the plotting careful and intricate. George Calhoun is on Death Row and his execution has been scheduled. When he was tried and found guilty of the murder of his young daughter, Calhoun said he didn't do it. When his wife said he was guilty and testified against him, Calhoun wouldn't say a single word in his own defense. He simply kept repeating that he didn't do it, offering no other information in his defense. Dani Trumball, an attorney with the Help Innocent Prisoners Project believes him but knows that time is running short and that she will be unlikely to be able to mount a believable appeal in the time Calhoun has left. Despite all of the obstacles, Dani is not willing to standby and watch a man that she believes is innocent be executed. As Dani mounts a defense for Calhoun, suspicious circumstances and events start to mount, too. The only way to save Calhoun will be to find out what little girl was murdered, burnt beyond recognition and left in the woods at the same time that Angelina Calhoun disappeared and why George Calhoun's wife said he was guilty. This is a wonderful book, an exciting read and a new writer to watch carefully.

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