What happens when tunnel vision clouds a police investigation? Is it true that once you are labeled a person of interest you really are the prime suspect? Can you trust the legal system? Probably not.
After a bitterly contested legal battle over inherited property, the hard-won art collection and its owner Samantha Bennington disappear. Both have vanished without a trace.
When blood spatter is discovered under the freshly painted wall of the room in which two of the paintings were hung, the theft becomes the opening act in a twisted tale of jealousy, revenge, and murder leading to a final judgment for all involved.
As the list of suspects narrows, the focus lands squarely on the husband. Some labeled Samantha’s husband a corrupt attorney, others an opportunist. Either way, he’s in the crosshairs of law enforcement and they are calling him a murderer. But is he the only viable suspect? What about the missing woman’s drug-addicted sister and her convicted felon brother? Both were furious over their loss at court and have more than enough reason to hate Samantha.
Guilty until proven innocent leaves Alexander Clarke facing a twisted judgment.
I am happy to share a guest post written by the author about who she is and what she has written and why. Enjoy!
1) So, who am I & what have I written?
K. J. McGillick
2) Why do you I crime fiction? Crime Fiction is all about who did it and why they did it. To understand that you have to understand the characters themselves and then what motivates them. I get great enjoyment out of building a character from scratch and giving them qualities that are good but also flawed. And from those flawed qualities comes the story of why they did something wrong. It’s a puzzle that I challenge readers to put together.
3) What informs my crime writing?) Of course like the rest of the world shows like CSI provided a wealth of information. But being an attorney I also come in contact with the nuts and bolts of crime. Sifting through evidence and how it fits into a case is always a challenge. People are so misinformed about how quickly crimes are solved. It can take months for DNA to come back or blood alcohol levels. In addition to that I have a number of law enforcement people that I can depend upon for the nitty gritty of how things work such as weapons. However most of my information comes from good old fashion research and the research is based on the individual crime in the book.
4) What’s my usual writing routine? I am a Lee Child panster although that’s not how I started. My first book was a long drawn out outline driven book that involved 60 pages of outline and storyboards. My next two were my foray into a hybrid of punster and plotter. It was my fourth book that I found the ability to let go and allow the story to take me where it wanted but I still had a very rough 7 point story wheel. The present book Facing A Twisted Judgment I let go of all planning and let the book take me where it wanted. I’m up at 4 am with a cup of coffee and writing until 6 am. Then I’m back at it at 7:30 pm cleaning up the morning material.
5) Which crime book do I wish I’D written, and why? ANY of Kendra Elliot’s books. Her attention to detail makes the book.
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About the author
K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.
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