A Very Simple Crime

A Very Simple Crime

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A twisting debut novel of murder and dark family secrets from a riveting new voice in crime fiction. A murdered woman. A grieving husband. And their son-a mentally handicapped adult with a history of violent outbursts. A very simple case. Or is it? Leo Hewitt, an Assistant DA once blamed for setting free a notorious child-killer, is eager to redeem himself with this intimate and grisly crime. As he digs below the surface he discovers more than he ever anticipated-including an emotionally disturbed wife, a husband who'd do anything to escape his disastrous marriage, and an accused young man with no apparent means of defense. But with each shocking new revelation, Leo is only led deeper and deeper into the darkness-an inescapable trap of blood bonds and twisted family secrets.Each time a piece was found, the national media descended on the city like vultures following the scent of carrion. ... Conners, a housewife from College Park , called the tip line and reported a smell like rotting meat coming from the Guaraldisa#39; house. ... stated to them that she had observed Frank Guaraldi unloading bags of quicklime from the trunk of his car at three oa#39;clock in the morning. She also claimed to have seen Guaraldi remove from his trunk an object wrapped in a plastic tarp.

Title:A Very Simple Crime
Author:Grant Jerkins
Publisher:Penguin - 2010-11-02


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