By Pamela Callow
When Elise Vanderzell plummets from her bed room balcony one beautiful summer season evening, her young ones wake up to a nightmare.
Their mom is dead.
Their father is charged along with her murder.
Lawyer Kate Lange understands all approximately nightmares. She's survived the darkest interval of her stricken existence and the injuries are nonetheless uncooked. Now she's been passed a case that turns out totally unwinnable: protecting her boss, high-profile legal professional Randall Barrett. A prosecutor's dream suspect, Randall is a guy who used to be cuckolded via his ex-wife. a guy who couldn't keep an eye on his mood. a guy who had argued bitterly with the sufferer the day past in complete view of the children.
With restricted felony legislation event, Kate reveals herself enmeshed in a kinfolk fractured by way of doubt. Randall's teenage son is purpose on killing him. His daughter desires in simple terms to think secure back. And the complete felony group would favor not anything higher than to determine Randall obtain a public comeuppance. As Kate races to stick a step sooner than the prosecution, a silent predator is looking forward to the precise time to deal the ultimate blow.
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And after the hellishness of the months leading up to it, they deserved to enjoy every salt-slicked, grease-laden bite. She eased the car into the long line of rush hour traffic on Robie Street, glancing in her rearview mirror. Her son, Nick, lounged against the backseat. It was funny how you can see someone all the time and never notice anything different, but then throw a casual look at them one day and realize that the world had shifted. It took Elise a moment to register what was different.
M. Elise gave the jogger a cool nod and turned away. She did not want others to see her weakness. They could never resist taking advantage of it. She slung her purse over her shoulder and leaned into the car to grab her water bottle. A dark blue BMW coupe pulled up behind them. Her body froze, knowing who it was before her brain acknowledged the man in the unfamiliar car. Her ex-husband. She did not want to face him tonight. She’d wanted to break the news of Nick’s refusal to go sailing with him over the phone.
Of feeling him inside her. Of the look on his face when he left. A cold sweat dampened her armpits. Deal with it, Elise. But she wasn’t sure if she could. Anxiety, her comrade in despair, was making her breathing uneven. She pulled her purse strap higher on her shoulder and stepped away from the protection of her hulking car. Nick was still in the backseat. His iPhone was audible even through the heavy metal of the door. She was sure he had turned it up so he could tune his father out. Lucy smiled excitedly at her father.
Indefensible by Pamela Callow