Holly Santana, an immigration lawyer, meets a potential casual hookup in a neighborhood bar. It was a bad day. The chemistry builds between them while they share a drink… or two, but just as it was his turn to divulge a little about himself, his phone rings and he has to leave. Typical.
But socialite Juliane Jackson was found brutally murdered in her Westchester home and the news of her death takes New York City by storm. Her husband, successful businessman, Ben Jackson soon finds himself accused of her murder. He does something totally unexpected, he hires an unknown lawyer, Holly Santana, to represent him during his high profile trial.
Holly is compelled into defending the handsome Mr. Jackson, even though she hasn’t worked in the DA’s office for several years. It certainly makes her more than uncomfortable when she realizes he was her ‘unfinished’ business and she becomes uncertain how to defend a man she finds both attractive and frightening.
As Holly searches to unearth the truth of Julianne’s Jackson’s murder, she quickly discovers three things. First, Ben Jackson, has a very substantial motive to kill his wife. Second, she finds herself entangled in a relationship that threatens to unravel all she’s worked to leave behind. And third, there is something more sinister at work here, and the man she grows to love is not who she thinks.
SLIVER OF DOUBT is a courtroom thriller; a viscous slaughter so outrageous the defense would have us asking ourselves how could a man do that to his wife? With an ending so unpredictable, it will have you asking…what the hell?