A FIGHTING CHANCE by Mignon G. Eberhart


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In this veteran author's 58th novel, we have Jim Wingate, five years on the run from a false murder charge, returning to fiancee Julie Farnham and to exurban Brookboro, hoping an obscure legal wrinkle will get him off the hook. The meandering events that follow involve a brother who probably isn't, a mother who returns from the dead, someone making a vague attempt to kill Julie, the death of a sympathetic judge, the unmasking of the original murder victim, and an overdose of comings and goings in the homes of the upper crust, with much attention lavished on the personalities of their pets. Totally contrived and achingly dull, A Fighting Chance provides a cogent case for resting on one's laurels.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1986
Publisher: Random House