By Dana Stabenow
Thirty-one years in the past in Anchorage, Alaska, Victoria Pilz Bannister Muravieff was once convicted of murdering her seventeen-year-old son William. The jury back a short verdict of accountable, believing the prosecutor's claims that she had set fireplace to her own residence with either her sons within; William died and the opposite, Oliver, narrowly escaped. Victoria was once sentenced to existence in criminal with out parole, and although she pled now not accountable on the trial, she by no means back denied her guilt.
Now her daughter, Charlotte Muravieff, has employed Kate Shugak to transparent her mother's identify. Her daughter has continually believed in her innocence, and now that Victoria has been clinically determined with terminal melanoma, Charlotte wishes her loose. Kate is the single p.i. Charlotte can locate who's prepared to take one of these long-shot case. Kate, nonetheless, is simply prepared simply because she's abruptly a unmarried father or mother to undefined, she hopes will choose to visit collage. in addition to, it can't be undesirable to do a prefer for the Bannister relatives, one of many wealthiest and such a lot widespread households in Alaska's brief history.
As Kate starts off an research, Victoria protests, refusing to cooperate. yet quickly it sort of feels she isn't the one one that desires to go away the previous some time past. during this spell-binding novel, Kate's war of words with thirty years of secrets and techniques and regret-and murder-in one in every of Alaska's strongest households exhibits award-winning crime author Dana Stabenow on the most sensible of her video game.
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