TWISTED JUSTICE

Patricia Gussin

 For better  Laura Nelson has it all – a successful career as a surgeon, five well-adjusted kids, and a gorgeous, prominent husband, Steve, whose career as a nightly news anchor is skyrocketing.

For worse … Laura’s seemingly perfect world shatters when she discovers that Steve is sharing much more than a news desk and a billboard with Kim, his sexy co-anchor at the Tampa TV News. But Steve’s torrid fling with his coworker is about to come to an abrupt end….

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 For better  Laura Nelson has it all – a successful career as a surgeon, five well-adjusted kids, and a gorgeous, prominent husband, Steve, whose career as a nightly news anchor is skyrocketing.

For worse … Laura’s seemingly perfect world shatters when she discovers that Steve is sharing much more than a news desk and a billboard with Kim, his sexy co-anchor at the Tampa TV News. But Steve’s torrid fling with his coworker is about to come to an abrupt end….

Till death do us part … When Kim is murdered, Laura is left holding the smoking gun. How far would Laura go to preserve her perfect life? That’s about to become yesterday’s news. Now, Laura must fight to protect her freedom as lies, deception and dark secrets threaten to close in on her, and change her perfect life into a perfect nightmare. But, looks can be deceiving. And deceit can be deadly.

Sexy, alluring and provocative, Twisted Justice delivers fiery hot action, pulse-pounding suspense, and a razor-sharp plot full of dangerous curves and tantalizing turns.

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  • Oceanview Publishing
  • Hardcover
  • December 2007
  • 336 Pages
  • 9781933515083

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About Patricia Gussin

 Patricia Gussin’s first novel, Shadow of Death, was nominated for Best First Novel in the International Thriller Writers”Thriller” awards. Board Certified in Family Medicine, Gussin has practiced medicine and has directed medical research in her role as worldwide vice president for a leading healthcare company. Pat and her husband divide their time between Longboat Key, Florida, East Hampton, New York, and their vineyards in New Zealand. They have seven children and sixteen grandchildren.

Praise

“Laura is a strong lead…and Gussin certainly has created an intricate knot for her to untie.”
—Booklist

“Gussin’s story shows just how fast things can change, and therein lies its suspense. This has flashes of Scott Turow’s fine storytelling.” —Rocky Mountain News

“A page-turner…Twisted Justice is a tale that will keep you reading late into the night”
—Curled Up with a Good Book

“Gussin’s newest medical suspense novel gets off to a quick start and the pace never slackens…an excellent novel” — Boca Raton News

Discussion Questions

Twisted Justice, although a mystery, is propelled by family dynamics. Do you feel that Laura and Steve value family in the same way or is there a fundamental disconnect in their marriage? Discuss your own thoughts of the value of family—are they similar to the characters?

Laura as ‘every woman’, has strengths and foibles. Do think that the extraordinary circumstances that she faces are of her own making or out of her control? Can anyone determine their own lifes—fate or free will? A combination of both?

For a parent, separation from one’s children is perhaps the most basic instinctual fear. How much do you think that this fear drives Laura? Steve?

In the Nelson family, do you think that Laura has consciously put her children before her husband? And if so, do you think that’s justified? Do you think that’s typical of most mothers?

How do you judge Laura’s moral righteousness: her reaction to Steve vs. the secrets she has kept from him? Does she hold herself to a different code of moral values?

Is Kim a sympathetic character? Is there anyone in your life like Kim?

Steve is portrayed as the villain, but does he have redeeming qualities? 

Laura’s immediate reaction to Steve and Kim triggers the chain of events that lead to tragic consequences. How would you see Laura and Steve’s future had she not acted so precipitously?

Who were the victims in Twisted Justice? In the end was justice served?