Thriller Laura Van Wormer Jury Duty

ISBN 13: 9781551661698

Jury Duty

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9781551661698: Jury Duty

As a sensational trial draws to a close, placing on the stand a married man from a well-known family who is accused of murdering a young model, readers are placed in the role of a thirteenth juror who must cast the deciding vote. Reprint.

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f Riverside Drive, West End and Benedict Canyon captures the drama, insight, and profound changes that chance encounters have upon our lives. The life of a "poor little rich boy" accused of murdering a beautiful model rests in the hands of 12 strangers picked for his jury.

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Judging by this page-turner, Van Wormer (Any Given Moment) has put the time she recently spent serving on the sequestered jury of a Manhattan murder trial to good use: the novel is rife with salient details that only an insider could know. Ever wittily observant and not above some goodnatured self-mockery, Van Wormer centers the action on freshman juror and formerly successful novelist Libby Winslow, who, 19 months previously, "had been thirty-two and was planning to get married; now she was thirty-four, her book was returning from bookstores in droves, and she was a single woman with cats." Libby is at first intrigued by fellow juror Alex, a renovation contractor. Despite his "Marlboro Man" looks and pointed attentions, however, there is something off-putting about him, so she eventually finds herself drawn to the unassuming William, an investment banker with a heart of gold. As the trial heats up, so does Libby and William's relationship; similarly, juror Melissa, a recovering alcoholic, begins to come to terms with her attraction to a female advertising client. Racy heterosexual episodes and a soupcon of lesbian flirtation add headiness to an already satisfying brew, and readers will stay up late to devour the novel's final pages, in which the revelation of Alex's true colors combines with the jury's final deliberations to generate more than a little suspense.
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