Window of Guilt / Synopsis
Chicago real estate-agent Laurie Atkins is gardening beneath the relentless August sun when her dog’s frantic barks divert her to a dead body sprawled on the front acreage of her Wisconsin summer home. She rushes inside to phone the police, but the body has disappeared. Police chalk it up as prank call, and Ryan, Laurie’s health insurance adjuster husband, tells her she’s just hallucinating. Laurie begins to doubt her own sanity, until the unidentified body turns up on the driveway of Helga Beckerman, their devious neighbor.
When Ryan skips town on the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Laurie uncovers truths she’d rather deny. The couple is plunged into a web of blackmail and deceit that threatens to destroy an already teetering marriage and jeopardize the life of their young son.
Her family in peril, Laurie enlists the help of two women she thinks she can trust: former Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Mitzy Maven, and tough-talking CPD detective Maggie O’Connor.(Click here to read first chapter of Window of Guilt) (Reviews) (Discussion Questions for Window of Guilt)
“A brilliantly crafted story of what happens when life insurance companies play god, and how the dark desires of deceit and greed come home to roost.”
R.P.Dahlke, Author of A Dead Red Heart and A Dead Red Cadillac
“A dramatic, fictional portrayal of the issues health insurance claimants face when confronted by fraudulent claims handling practices.”
Robert A. Shipley, AV Rated Trial Attorney