Saving Grace

R. W. Jones, Author St. Martin's Press $14.95 (231p) ISBN 978-0-312-69986-4
Britain's criminal justice system is put on trial in this compelling story about a mother who is charged with shooting the man who raped and killed her child. Grace Yardley is an iron-willed, enigmatic, intensely private yet utterly alluring woman who wins the admiration of detective inspector Evans as he investigates her daughter's murder. When the captured killer is freed on a technicality, Grace shoots him down before TV cameras. The result is a trial that grips the conscience of the nation. It is left to Grace's advocate, Nigel Buxtonwho is also succumbing to her charmto defend her in a most unexpected way, even as evidence against his client mounts. Anguished mother or liar and prostitutewhich is she? Readers will be mesmerized by this highly authentic first novel. (May 20)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
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