A "Truth" Series Thriller by Mariah Stewart
Review: Final Truth is the 4th, final, and possibly best, book of Mariah Stewart's "Truth" series of suspense thrillers.
The premise of this book is all the more chilling because it is so plausible. Stewart has crafted a remarkable traditional whodunit-style mystery together with a topical thought-provoking study on capital punishment. Regardless of which side you may take on the subject (and Stewart is careful not to take sides), Final Truth is not likely to change your mind but it will probably make an interesting topic of conversation among good friends — ones that can agree to disagree with you.
Though Final Truth is part of a series, it stands alone on its own merits. Some characters have previously appeared in earlier books, but it is not necessary to have read these books to fully appreciate the complexity that Stewart has imparted to them. Stewart should consider bringing one or more of them back in another series, they are that interesting.
Finally, the subplot involving the mystery of Eddie Kroll neatly ties together this series that began with Cold Truth.
Final Truth should be on your summer reading list, and is highly recommended.
Acknowledgment: Book Trends provided an ARC of Final Truth for this review.
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Ballantine (Hardcover), July 2007
ISBN-13: 9780345492241; ISBN-10: 0345492242
Location(s) referenced in Final Truth: North Carolina, Florida
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Final Truth by Mariah Stewart — A "Truth" Series Thriller
Publication Date: June 2006
List Price: $19.95