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The place: central Florida. The situation: a sensational murder trial involving a rich, white teenage girl--a twin--on trial for the horrific murder of her toddler brother, and the sequestered jury deciding her fate. . .Two of the jurors sequestered (she, Juror C-2; he, F-17), holed up at the Econo-Lodge off I-75. As the shocking and numbing details of the crime and its surrounding facts are revealed during a string of days and seemingly endless court hours, the nights, playing out in a series of court-financed meals Hannah and Graham fall into a furtive affair, keeping their oath, as jurors, never to discuss the trial. During deliberations the lovers learn they are on opposing sides of the case and realize that their fellow jurors are wise to their affair. After the trial's end, as Hannah returns home to her much older, now, suddenly, frail husband (they married when she was 24; he, 58) an exploding media fury involving the case catches them all up in a frenzy of public outrage at a jury that seems to have convicted the wrong twin, and a judge who has received an anonymous handwritten letter about a series of sexual encounters ("I feel it is my duty as a juror and a citizen to report that two of my fellow jurors had sexual contact on more than seven occasions during our nights at the motel"), calling into question their respective verdicts, and announcing she is releasing the jurors' names to the media. Hannah's "one last dalliance before she is too old" takes on profoundly personal and moral consequences.

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Red Jacket Community Library F CIM (Text)
Adult Fiction
RJP0104730
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 : Donated by Patty Carrig in tribute to the dedicated Trustees of the RJCL Library-2019-Lisa Schaertl, Pat Ayres, Nicole Schuler, Jill Persson, Roxanne O'Brien, Erin Shannon, Randy Ott & Michelle Krise
 : Donated by Patty Carrig in tribute to the dedicated Trustees of the RJCL Library-2019-Lisa Schaertl, Pat Ayres, Nicole Schuler, Jill Persson, Roxanne O'Brien, Erin Shannon, Randy Ott & Michelle Krise

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