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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.

©2014 Marti Green (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 08-21-17

3.5 Entertaining But A Little Far Fetched

This book starts out, in the first few pages, fairly promisingly---a young girl is accused and convicted of killing her parents, although she is innocent. A group of lawyers involved in an Innocence Project-like practice take on her case.

However, the book then takes a turn when the true circumstances of her parents' deaths start to unfold. People start getting killed like flies, in a way that is almost funny in its overkill. The truth involves just about everyone you could possibly imagine that is in power in the fictional Hudson county. The ending is never really in doubt, but first we go through lots of court action repeating plot points.

There are also a few times that the book contradicts itself. The most noticeable to me was a newspaper article quoted early in the book saying the jury in the original case took only four hours to deliver a verdict. Later, it becomes a major plot point that the jury took five days to deliver a verdict. That kind of things makes me wonder about the editing here.

I think the author was very well meaning. She wanted to illustrate several points, most especially that false confessions occur more often than you would think.

However, the first book was better than this one. But the book was still entertaining and I will continue to the next book.

Tanya Eby was very good with the delivery of the story

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  • Dellyn
  • Elburn, IL United States
  • 03-26-15

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.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 04-15-16

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.

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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.

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Predictable

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.

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Great listen

Good from start to finish! Excellent example you dont have to have
sex , and filthy language to have a really good book. Matter of fact it makes it better! Thanks!

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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.

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Lacking

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.

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  • E N Wright
  • King William, VA, United States
  • 04-18-16

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!

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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.