When former New South Wales District Court judge, Duncan Munro, is found lying unconscious in a hotel room surrounded by evidence incriminating him in an affair, his close knit family are rocked to their core.
Marguerite Munro is unwilling to believe her husband of forty years has been cheating on her, but the evidence doesn’t lie. Roses, champagne, massage oils, lingerie…it’s obvious he was expecting a woman and she knows darn well it wasn’t her.
When the distress call goes around the family, they gather together in shock and disbelief. No one wants to believe their father is an adulterer, but the Munro siblings have law enforcement running through their veins. They’ve learned to look at the facts and draw logical conclusions and all of the evidence is pointing toward their father’s guilt…
Will Duncan regain consciousness and provide the explanation they’re praying for, or will this be the end of Marguerite’s marriage and the Munro family as we know it…?
Chris Taylor grew up on a farm in north-west New South Wales, Australia. She always had a thirst for stories and recalls writing her first book at the ripe old age of eight. Always a lover of romance and happily-ever-afters, a career in criminal law sparked her interest in intrigue and suspense. For Chris to be able to combine romance with suspense in her books is a dream come true.
Chris is married to Linden and is the mother of five children. If not behind her computer, you can find her doing the school run, taxiing children to swimming lessons, football, ballet and cricket. In her spare time, Chris loves to read her favorite authors who include Richard North Patterson, Sandra Brown, Kathleen E Woodiwiss and Jude Devereaux.
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Paul Hoang is Vice Principal at Sha Tin College, English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong. He writes for Business Review, published by Philip Allan. He is a member of the editorial board for IB Review, Philip Allan's flagship publication for the IB. Paul is the author of several publications including Economics for the IB Diploma Revision Guide (Hodder Education), IB Business Management, 3rd edn (IBID Press), IGCSE Business Studies for Edexcel (Anforme), and Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Economics (Hodder Education). He is an IB examiner and has over 10 years of experience as an IB Workshop Leader.
Chris Taylor is Extended Essay Coordinator at Sha Tin College - an international school and IB World School with over 1200 students. He teaches IB History and has examined the EE component of the Diploma for over 10 years. Chris authored Riding the Dragon (2013), a book that details his visits to every province in China and the culture, history and people in each of these. He is a regular contributing author of IB Review magazine, specialising in IB History and the Extended Essay. Having visited many countries, Chris is also a travel writer for the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper.
Colby Shearer has a successful, demanding career as a lawyer and crown prosecutor. By chance, he meets Monica at his younger sister’s wedding. Immediately drawn to her stunning beauty, they engage in a torrid fling. But then the holiday is over and they return to their separate lives. While Colby is keen to remain in contact, Monica blows him off. He’s confused and upset, but there is nothing he can do about it.
Monica returns to her previous life, thrilled in the knowledge that she’s pregnant. Determined to keep it a secret from Colby, she’s shocked and horrified when she runs into him outside the court room. Relieved that she’s only two months along and not showing, she then discovers he’s prosecuting her brother for murder and will be in their lives for weeks to come.
What will happen when he discovers her treachery? Will he demand to be part of her baby’s life? To exert his rights as a father? It’s her worst nightmare come true and the thought makes her sick – almost as sick as the realization her brother might be a murderer….
With good looks, brains and charm, at just thirty-three he’s a partner in his grandfather’s prestigious law firm with an enviable success rate for winning even the most challenging criminal law cases. Then he agrees to represent Ian Johnson, a man accused of murdering his child.
Natalie Johnson is the mother of the little girl who was murdered by her father. A bitter custody battle has tipped her ex-husband over the edge. Overwrought with the knowledge she couldn’t keep her baby safe, Natalie takes comfort in the criminal charges laid against her ex. The police assure her he’ll be put away for life. It’s small recompense for the loss of her daughter, but it’s something…
Then she discovers her ex is being represented by none other than Blake Harton Junior and her world is turned upside down once again. Harton has a reputation for being a ruthless lawyer who will stop at nothing to win and he has the success record to prove it.
When Natalie comes face to face with Blake Harton Junior, she’s taken aback by his good humor and charm, not to mention his looks. If they’d met under different circumstances, she might even find him attractive… But there’s no hiding the fact he’s representing her murderous husband and the charismatic lawyer intends to do everything in his power to set her ex free…
How can she fall for a man who thinks it’s acceptable for a child murderer to go unpunished?
When Ellie Cooper married Clayton Munro six years ago, she hoped his daughter Olivia would accept her into her life, but despite all of Ellie’s efforts, the ten-year-old has rejected her at every turn. When Olivia is kidnapped while shopping with Ellie, she’s beside herself with guilt. To add to her devastation, Clayton’s blaming her for not taking proper care of his daughter.
Detective Senior Sergeant Lane Black of the Chatswood State Crime Command is put in charge of the case. A child is missing and time is of the essence. To further complicate matters, the New South Wales Attorney General’s youngest daughter was present at the time of the kidnapping. The girls look very much alike. Could it be a case of mistaken identity? Could the abduction be politically motivated?
When interviewing the Attorney General, Lane’s disquieted by the man’s nervousness. His oldest daughter Zara Dowton is also on edge. Immediately drawn to her exotic beauty, Lane does his best to remain unmoved and impartial, despite his body’s urgings.
What are the Dowtons hiding…and why?
But then, Shane is found murdered in the back room of the clinic and the police are insistent the murder was an inside job. It’s ludicrous to think that Jake or Kevin might be responsible, but the police have the two of them in their sights.
Kevin is let off the hook when he produces an alibi – he was out to dinner with his girlfriend and there are plenty of witnesses to back him up. Jake isn’t so lucky. He has no one who can come forward and vouch for his whereabouts. The police turn up the heat.
Jake isn’t surprised to discover Katrina West is Kevin’s alibi. As Kevin’s long term girlfriend, the pair are as good as joined at the hip. It pains Jake to admit it, but the two of them make a great couple and will no doubt one day marry. The thought depresses the hell out of him, but there’s nothing he can do. His only hope is to get over his feelings for Kat and find a woman as perfect as she.
But as the police investigation becomes more pointed, Jake is flat out just trying to survive. Why won’t they believe his protestations of innocence? Why is he the only one who believes they’re wasting their time? Meanwhile, the person who did it might very well get away with murder…