Motion to Suppress

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Returning from her late shift as a barmaid at a casino in Lake Tahoe, Misty Patterson struck her violently jealous husband in self-defense. She admits that--but did she kill him? She says she can't remember. Like so many times before, Misty blacked out and the rest of the evening is a blank. Now her husband has disappeared, leaving behind a trail of blood, and she's the number-one murder suspect with no one to turn to for help.

San Francisco attorney Nina Reilly is also on the run—from a bad marriage and a worse career setback. Relocated to Lake Tahoe, Nina is resolved to recover her spirit, give her young son a secure home, and build up a small solo practice. But, when Misty Patterson walks in the door, a blond Barbie doll of a cocktail waitress accused of murder, it triggers a harrowing series of events that will change both women's lives forever.

Common sense says Misty is lying. To win this case Nina will have to trust her own instincts, diving headlong into the dark convolutions of the human mind. This murder case—teeming with sinister secrets, unspoken betrayals, and jolting revelations—is going to change everything Nina Reilly believes about the law. It's going to rock everything Misty believes about herself. And if they can learn to trust each other, it's going to give both women their one and only chance to reclaim their shattered lives.

In a spellbinding novel that doesn't let go from the first page until the shocking unforgettable conclusion, Perri O'Shaughnessy delivers an electrifying legal thriller about two women risking all they have for the truth that could cost them their lives—or set them both free.


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User Review  - polywogg - LibraryThing

PLOT OR PREMISE: Misty Patterson has problems: an abusive domineering husband and amnesia from her childhood. And now she has a new problem: her husband gets abusive again and she conks him with an ... Read full review

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User Review  - FictionZeal - LibraryThing

Michelle (Misty) Patterson had enough. When her husband once again practically rapes her, she manages to reach a heavy object and strike the back of his head. He’s injured; maybe even knocked out for ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
20
Section 4
28
Section 5
35
Section 6
49
Section 7
55
Section 8
65
Section 18
236
Section 19
257
Section 20
270
Section 21
280
Section 22
287
Section 23
298
Section 24
309
Section 25
323

Section 9
77
Section 10
94
Section 11
110
Section 12
128
Section 13
144
Section 14
170
Section 15
187
Section 16
205
Section 17
219
Section 26
333
Section 27
363
Section 28
387
Section 29
408
Section 30
422
Section 31
435
Section 32
443
Section 33
453
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About the author (2007)

Perri O'Shaughnessy is the pen name for two sisters, Pamela and Mary O'Shaughnessy, who live in Hawaii and on Lake Tahoe, and California and on Lake Tahoe respectively. Pamela graduated from Harvard Law School and was a trial lawyer for sixteen years. Mary is a former editor and writer for multimedia projects. They are the authors of nine previous Nina Reilly novels: Presumption of Death, Unfit to Practice, Writ of Execution, Move to Strike, Acts of Malice, Breach of Promise, Obstruction of Justice, Invasion of Privacy, and Motion to Suppress.



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