Secrets Girls Keep by John Ellsworth

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Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney whose priest has fathered a son. The boy is now seventeen, acting-out, and suddenly arrested for first-degree murder. A serious question arises as to the boy's guilt. The priest asks Michael to take his son into his home so he can be released on bail. Michael and his wife agree and the boy, with his snake and mice, moves in.

One young client who looks more guilty with each new death…
The new houseguest gets questioned by the police for yet a second murder. Michael Gresham and his wife become uneasy and, when the young man begins acting out, they finally move him out. The snake and mice move out with him. What follows is the story of a trial for first degree murder. All pertinent witnesses take the stand and are questioned in this book. The tension mounts. A verdict is rendered by the jury, but the crime doesn't end there. Now it becomes personal to Michael and Danny.

When I started this book I wasn't prepared for the unexpected twists this book takes. I love John Ellsworth books especially the Thaddeus Murphy series, so I finished that series and started in on Michael Gresham books. They are grittier and a little more violent but very believable and I love the trial work and the great explanations about court procedure. I can't wait to get the next Michael Gresham book!
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