Joanne’s Mystery Picks

full-disclosure-9781501172786_hrFULL DISCLOSURE by Beverley McLachlin

Beverley McLachlin knows the law.  After all, she is the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.  In her debut novel (whose last page shouts “sequel”) she tackles the major crime of murder.  Laura Trussardi, wife of the affluent Vincent Trussardi, is found murdered in their home in a tony neighborhood in Vancouver.  Vincent is quickly arrested for the crime and requests that Jilly Truitt, an up and coming force to be reckoned with in the criminal justice system, take on his defense.  Colleagues and even her former mentor, prosecutor Cy Kenge, try to dissuade her, insisting that it’s a lost cause and that Trussardi is guilty.

Jilly persists and encounters a conspiracy of secrets, misdirection, and uncooperative witnesses.  Why are people so intent on pointing the finger at Trussardi when the evidence is only circumstantial?  As Jilly digs deeper into Laura’s life and the secrets surrounding it, she uncovers something that will impact the case and change her own life forever.