Twelve years ago, teenager Molly Singer was tried and convicted for murdering her parents. She was sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison, torn away from her newborn daughter, and forsaken by those closest to her. But now, a series of anonymous letters proclaim her innocence - and point a finger at a deadly conspiracy.
Attorney Dani Trumball specializes in defending the wrongfully imprisoned at the Help Innocent Prisoners Project. But taking Molly's case means taking on a hard-hearted justice system that doesn't like do-overs... and a merciless killer who will do anything to keep a secret history of dirty deals buried. Only the truth will set Molly free and reunite her broken family. And only Dani has any chance of finding it in a showdown that will push her legal talents - and her survival skills - to the very edge.
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"Excellent legal thriller!"
Presumption of Guilt is Book 2 in the 4 novel Innocent Prisoners Project series by Marti Green. The story in fascinating and the suspense is intense. A 17 year old girl is wrongfully convicted of murdering her parents and has spent 12 years in prison. This novel clearly shows how our criminal justice system can be manipulated by forced false confections, overzealous DA's, and crooked judges.
Tanya Eby does her usual stellar job of narration. I found that narration was best at 1.5x recorded speed.
"Another great story!"
Very much enjoyed this novel, really felt for Molly. Nice amount of twists and turns throughout the book. Only one negative, I was getting a bit tired and annoyed at having to hear about Dani's son and his impairment, it was definitely over stated and referred to too many times in the first half of this story and not pertinent to the novel. I'm hoping it's barely mentioned in the next book.
"Improved narration at 1.5 speed"
I purchased Presumption of Guilt for $1.99. It was predictable yet entertaining enough at that price. I wouldn't pay more.
Like some other readers I found the suspense to be somewhat lacking in this book. It was hard to stay with it until the end, but in the final chapters there was a slight twist that added some more interest.
"my favorite series yet"
when I read the description of the books in this series I wasn't sure if I would like them but I gave them a chance and now this is my favorite series . there's plenty of action and these books always take turns that I never see coming. they have my attention from the first word to the last.
I listened to the first book in the series a while ago and couldn't remember why I didn't get the sequel. After listening to the narrator it came to me. The characters and the story lacked depth and substance. I also thought there were way too many characters to keep track of, and not too much that stood out about them.
"I need more! "
I love John Grisham and I have to admit; these are as good or better.
Dear Marti Green, please lock yourself in a room with a coffee pot and toilet and don't come out until you've written 10 more if these. This is my third one and each of them I finished in less than 2 days. They are awesome reads!
"Presumption of Guilt"
This is the second book I have read by Marti Greenand the innocence project HIPP. Molly Singer was arrested, tried, and found guilty of murdering her parents. After serving 12 years, her sister Donna contacts HIPP, help innocent prisoners project to see if they can free Molly. Dani an attorney and her team begin looking into what happened 12 years ago, and discover a big cover up by some very powerful people.
I enjoyed the story and characters and could see this actually happening to a young person. Tanya Eby is one of my favorite narrators. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery.
"Well written, but no suspense at all."
The good people are good, the bad people are bad. We know who's who basically from the get go, so unless Danni -- who we know is a great mom, wife, and super competent lawyer -- screws things up, justice will prevail. If this were a drama, fine. But this is marketed as a thriller and, for me, it failed to meet the requirements of the genre. Where are the twists, turns, and other surprises? Green writes well and there are several quotable lines, but character and structural problems just didn't make this a fun listen. I forced myself to stay with it to the end.
"A real page turner.
loved the theme, and the performer. This book delivers it all. don't start at night or you may be up all night.
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