The Wages of Sin: An Ozarks Mystery
HarperCollins, 2016 (2016)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
young, pregnant woman is found in a trailer park beaten to death. Her unborn baby is also a victim of this horrendous assault.
ounty Prosecutor Madeleine Thompson is assigned the case, which could lead to a death penalty. Her co-counsel refuses to work the case as she vehemently disapproves of the death penalty. Assistant prosecutor Elsie Arnold must now work with frosty Madeleine - not her choice as a partner.
he only witness is the victim's six year-old daughter, Ivy. Not an easy one to put on the stand and question. Madeleine brings in the state attorney general's office, of which Elsie disapproves. Then a truly tough defense lawyer joins the mix. Elsie has her work cut out for her.
lsie works the case in spite of all the obstacles put in her way, one of which is making sure that Ivy remains safe. What should be a cut-and-dried case turns into one in which a guilty man might be free to walk the streets again.
he Wages of Sin
by Nancy Allen is the third in this gripping series. I'm looking forward already to the fourth.
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