Wealthy real estate lawyer Jack Newlin admits to murdering his wife. He insists that he did the deed because he believes his 16 year old daughter killed her mother. Mother was not a nice person and as the tale unfolds we begin to see that there are others who wanted the mother dead. It's a complicated plot that is filled with unexpected twists. There is a cop who is convinced that the daughter really did the deed, but the father persists in his confession. Jack Newlin hires a brand new lawyer whose inexperience he thinks will quickly put him away and protect his daughter. Her name is Mary DiNunzio and she may be new, but she's smart and works hard. She also falls for the father, which is a complication that does not further the plot much. It all gets cleared up in the end, of course, but it's a shade precious.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our October, 2000 issue.
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