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Publisher offers the scoop on former chief justice’s novel

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 2:46 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Details are finally available about what to expect from former Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s first novel.

Beverley McLachlin Full Disclosure

Cover released by Simon & Schuster

Her publisher, Simon & Schuster Canada, released information about the book’s availability, pricing and plot.

Scheduled to hit bookshelves in May, the hardcover will carry a retail price of $24.99 — an e-book version is also available — and it is being pitched to readers who enjoy the works of Kathy Reichs, Louise Penny and Lisa Scottoline. 

Titled Full Disclosure, the book’s tagline is “When everyone has something to hide, the truth is the only defense.”

The full synopsis is as follows:

“There’s nothing Jilly Truitt likes more than winning a case, especially against her former mentor, prosecutor Cy Kenge. Jilly has baggage, the residue of a dark time in a series of foster homes, but that’s in the past. Now she’s building her own criminal defense firm and making a name for herself as a tough-as-nails lawyer willing to take risks in the courtroom.
“When the affluent and enigmatic Vincent Trussardi is accused of his wife Laura’s murder, Jilly agrees to defend him, despite predictions that the case is a sure loser and warnings from those close to her to stay away from the Trussardi family. Determined to prove everyone wrong, Jilly investigates Laura’s death, hoping to discover a shred of evidence that might give the jury a reasonable doubt. Instead, she is confronted by damning evidence and uncooperative witnesses at every turn. Someone isn’t telling the truth, but who?
“With her reputation and Vincent’s life on the line, Jilly tries to unravel the web of secrets surrounding Laura’s murder. As she digs deeper, she uncovers a startling revelation that will change not only the case, but her life forever.”