By Walter Mosley
Zella Grisham by no means denied taking pictures her boyfriend. That's now not why she did 8 years of not easy time on a sixteen-year sentence. It's that the capturing inadvertently resulted in fees of grand robbery. speak about undesirable luck.
Leonid McGill has purposes to think she's blameless. yet reopening the case is just helping unsettle McGill's inner most existence even further—and disclose a relations mystery that's like a kick to the gut.
As the case unfolds, because the fact of what occurred 8 years in the past turns into extra damning and extra complicated than a person dreamed, McGill and Zella notice that everybody is responsible of whatever, and that usually the sins of the prior may be too harmful to ever overlook. Or ever forgive.
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All I Did Was Shoot My Man (Leonid McGill, Book 4) by Walter Mosley