When Miranda Wood discovers the body of her married ex-lover in her bed, she finds herself the prime suspect in his murder. With no alibi and all evidence pointing to her, can she prove her innocence in spite of one of the town’s most influential families against her. One question remains: if she didn’t kill him, then who did, and are they now out to kill her?
I’ve been a long-time fan of Tess Gerritsen’s work, she has a knack of building likeable characters, intriguing plots and wraps it all up together in books you can’t put down. Her out of print romance/crime novels are being reprinted and Presumed Guilty is the latest of these.
True to form, I couldn’t put this book down and read it in one sitting. The characters of Miranda and Chase were really well written, eminently likeable, even when Chase suspects Miranda is guilty. The minor characters were also well-rounded and enhanced the story with their presence. The pace was good, nothing seemed drawn out any longer than it should be and a couple of the twists surprised me. A very entertaining read!