BOOK REVIEW: MISSING WITNESS
A man has been killed and the big question is who committed the murder – his wife or daughter?
Everyone believes that the victim’s wife, Rita Eddington, is responsible. Her daughter is in a catatonic state due to the fact that she has been traumatized by something. Could it be that she saw her mother kill her father or is she in this condition because she killed him?
Rita Eddington’s father-in-law hired a well-known lawyer to defend her. Why would he want to hire someone to defend the person who killed his son? The lawyer is Dan Morgan who wins almost every case. Morgan’s firm hires Douglas McKenzie, a young lawyer. McKenzie is thrilled when Morgan asks him to assist in defending Rita Eddington.
Once Morgan and McKenzie start to look for answers, they soon find out that this is not going to be an easy case.
Missing Witness is Gordon Campbell’s debut novel. During law school and afterward, he worked for two lawyers. One was John J. Flynn who argued the Miranda case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The reader will find that the author incorporates his many years of legal experience into this novel. There are many twists and turns in this book that will keep the reader eagerly turning the pages. There are many exciting courtroom scenes in this novel. There are a great deal of legal technicalities that the reader must get through. Gordon Campbell’s characters are rich in detail and this is something the reader will appreciate. If this debut book is any indication of Gordon Campbell’s writing talent, we can expect more great novels from him in the future.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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