By Jan Burke
From manhattan occasions bestselling suspense writer Jan Burke comes the fourth of six e-short tale collections.
Convicted is a mini-anthology containing a brand-new brief tale, "The Anchorwoman" that includes a tender Irene Kelly, plus 3 tales from the hugely acclaimed Eighteen print anthology: "Revised Endings, "Devotion," and "The Muse." Jeffery Deaver, no 1 long island instances bestselling writer of The Kill Room, praised Eighteen as "Astonishing...wry...these tales are bound to delight." And ny instances bestselling writer Jonathan Kellerman says, "A pleasant choice of page-turners. At turns chilling, humorous, poignant - and continuously insightful. With those tales, Jan Burke's on the best of her game."
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