This shocking murder case splashed across the Florida headlines has all the right elements for true-crime writer, Marie Lightfoot's best seller. A charming minister's love affair with a beautiful new church member ends in the murder of Susannah, his wife. The accused now sits on death row, while his lover walks free. Justice appears to have been served, but Marie feels there is more to this story. From the day two little girls discovered the dead woman in an abandoned mansion to an unexpected visitor's shattering confession, the case's disturbing twists teach Marie a bone-chilling lesson. And that is, underestimating the criminal mind can be deadly.
This report prepared by Boppy
Pocket, Jun 2001, 23.95, 304 pp.
True crime fighter Marie Lightfoot has completed her latest true crime novel, Anything To BE Together, and sends it to her editor in New York. Her latest book centers on Robert F. Wing, a Florida minister, convicted of murdering
his wife. Robert's co-defendant, Artemis McGregor, the woman he was allegedly having an affair with, received a not guilty verdict.
Marie feels the case has too many loose ends to fully satisfy her that Robert killed Susana. When she obtains new evidence, she uses it to bait the person she thinks committed the crime. However, that ends tragically
with the person guarding the information dead and the evidence gone. As Marie digs deeper, she places herself in danger from someone who prefers the status quo rather than the truth.
Once again, Nancy Pickard has created a fascinating thriller centering on people who are not what they seem to be. The novel contains several shocking revelations, but nothing matches the frightening climax. Proponents of the death penalty will reconsider their position after reading
RING OF TRUTH as Ms. Pickard makes her views quite clear on the subject.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner