54. Guilt by Association by Susan R. Sloan (1995)
Length: 529 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 20 June 2013
Finished: 23 June 2013
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 18 June 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and had read and enjoyed An Isolated Incident by the same author in the past.
December 22, 1962: A pretty young coed is found brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by her date – a handsome, wealthy Harvard law student. No one sees him do it and the police don’t believe her story. Her life is entirely ruined while his flourishes. Now thirty years later, Senator Robert Drayton Wilmont has succeeded in becoming a suave, self-assured politician with aspirations of being America’s next president, unless America learns the truth.
Karen Kern has suffered more than enough. Thirty years after she was brutally raped, beaten and left for dead by Bob – a charming Harvard law student whom she innocently allowed to escort her home from a friend’s Christmas party – she is still tormented by nightmares, trapped by fear and rage, and held prisoner by her shame. It was ultimately her word against his, and as the privileged son of an affluent and extremely powerful family, his claims were believed. Justice was denied to her, and Karen’s life was completely altered from its original course.
Fueled by three decades of horrific memories, secrets and lies, Karen will do what most victims never do. She will get even. Justice delayed won’t be justice denied for much longer if Karen Kern has her way…
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was an excellent plot with a very satisfying twist at the end. In my opinion, Susan R. Sloan is a brilliant writer. I give this book a definite A+! and am eagerly searching for more books to read by this author.
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight