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Pub Date 14 Mar 2023
Thomas & Mercer
General Fiction (Adult) | Mystery & Thriller


From USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb comes a thrilling installment in the Finley O’Sullivan series about a well-connected woman who stands accused of her husband’s murder. She’s innocent—unless Finley proves otherwise.

Legal investigator Finley O’Sullivan has had a difficult year in the wake of her husband’s murder. But in her line of work, there’s no time to grieve. Her job is to protect the firm’s clients and defend their innocence through grueling investigative work.

Ellen Winthrop is a force to be reckoned with in the financial world. In a male-dominated industry, she shattered the glass ceiling by empowering and promoting women. But now her husband is dead, killed in the Winthrop family home—and she stands accused of his murder.

Finley, as the investigator at the firm Ellen Winthrop hired to defend her, has a clear objective: prove that Ellen didn’t do it. But the deeper Finley digs into the Winthrops’ marriage, the more she starts to doubt Ellen’s story. The uncomfortable truth is that Ellen Winthrop may in fact have killed her husband.

And he might not have been the first.

Adele’s Review:

I loved this book! Debra Webb has written a brilliant, deeply layered, and multi-faceted mystery featuring one of the most empathetic protagonists I’ve read in recent times. Legal investigator Finley O’Sullivan is everywoman, though she’s probably smarter than most, and in this book nurses a broken heart while trying to solve two murders.

The intricacies of this complex, but wholly enjoyable, story showcases Webb’s amazing talent. I’m so impressed by her plotting and writing skills I regret not having read her earlier books. The Finley O’Sullivan series has now become a must-read for me. The fact that Webb is also the first recipient of the esteemed L.A. Banks Warrior Woman Award makes me respect her even more. The late L.A. Banks was a personal friend of mine and one of the smartest women I’ve ever known. Don’t miss reading The Nature of Secrets! It’s truly outstanding and on my top pick list for 2023.

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