"The Suspect" by John T. Lescroart. New York, Dutton 2007.
The entire story takes place between the time Stuart returns home from Lake Tahoe to discover his wife has drowned in their hot tub, and the grand jury hearing at which he is accused of her murder. With exquisite detail, Lescroart draws a bead on first one character then another, as the attorneys battle it out before the judge.
This is the One Book title that will be discussed in October as part of the Sacramento Public Library's sesquicentennial celebration. I thought I'd get a head start on this year's book because I fell in love after the fact with a previous One Book title, "Epitaph for a Peach." I really regretted missing the author talks, and wanted to be ready for this year's events.