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Seeds of Doubt    by Stephanie Kane order for
Seeds of Doubt
by Stephanie Kane
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Scribner, 2004 (2004)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Convicted child killers don't make the best of clients. Defense attorney Jackie Flowers, against her better judgement, takes on the case of Rachel Boyd. Boyd was convicted of, and served thirty years for, killing a little boy. Released from confinement, she returns to her Colorado hometown, where another child dies in the same manner as the first one did. Arrested and indicted for the murder, Rachel moves in with Jackie, pending trial.

Stephanie Kane, in a way, lives her novels, as she has been a partner in a top Denver law firm and a criminal defense attorney. Her expertise is evident in her writing. She also knows how to keep readers on the edges of their chairs as the suspense grows. One thing Kane can do though, that Jackie cannot, is read. Jackie Flowers cannot read or handle things that require depth perception. The fact that she surmounted these challenges to become a lawyer speaks to a strong character, one who will not give up. Jackie is joined by her investigator Pilar, who is the only person who knows of Jackie's disability and makes it possible for her to function in her capacity as a lawyer. Pilar is a dash of color in the desert. Jackie's old lover appears on the scene, but Jackie finds it hard to forgive a man who could have cost her her career.

For sheer good reading, fast-pacing, mucho action, and a plot that turns back on itself at every corner, you can't go wrong with Seeds of Doubt.

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