Moment of Truth

By Lisa Scottoline

Heart-stopping legal thriller from the woman who leaves John Grisham and Scott Turow in the shade with her fast-paced storytelling and witty dialogue.

When Jack Newlin comes home to find his wife dead on the floor of their elegant dining room, he’s convinced he knows who killed her – and determined that the murderer should escape detection. Making a split-second decision, he sets about doctoring the evidence in order to frame himself for the crime. And to hammer the final nail in his coffin, he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find: Mary DiNunzio of Philadelphia law firm Rosato and Associates.

Unfortunately for Jack, hiring Mary could turn out to be a big mistake. Inexperienced she may be, but Mary soon discovers that instead of defending the usual guilty client who claims to be innocent, she has an innocent client falsely proclaiming his guilt.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 04 Sep 2000
Pages: 368
ISBN: 978-0-00-710032-3
Moment of Truth is Lisa Scottoline’s seventh novel. Like her previous books, it draws on her experience as a trial lawyer. A native Philadelphian, she lives with her family in the Philadelphia area.

‘Lisa Scottoline has been added to my short list for must-read-authors… her humor cuts to the heart of the issue with laser-like accuracy’Janet Evanovich -

‘Quick, witty, flavorful, and absorbing’Richard North Patterson -

‘A carefully crafted tale of immorality, dark secrets and family values gone awry’New York Post -