Historical Romantic Thrillers by Jo Robertson
A woman disappears near the banks of the Pasquotank River in 1901 and her body is found thirty-seven days later. Marshal Tucker Gage must solve the mystery of what happened to beautiful Nell Carver who had too many boyfrien
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How would an attorney defend the woman in light of her confession? Would an all-male jury view her actions with repulsion or pity? How did she win an eventual acquittal? The bare bones of this true California case sparked the idea for the fictional story of Alma Bentley, attorney Malachi Rivers and Emma Knight, the newspaper woman who helps him.
Malachi Rivers defends his client the only way he can – insisting that a woman, a naturally frail creature, is incapable of committing such a heinous crime without the influence of a person of power -- a man. But Emma Knight fights Malachi's defense every step of the way as the two of them discover the truth about what really happened the night Alma shot her lover.