Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark

Natalie Raines, one of Broadway's brightest stars, accidentally discovers who killed her former roommate, Jamie Evans, and sets in motion a series of shocking events that puts more than one life in extreme peril.  Jamie had been involved with a mysterious married man to whom she referred only by nickname. Natalie comes face to face with him years later and inadvertently addresses him by the nickname Jamie had used. A few days later, Natalie is found in her home.

Immediately the police suspect Natalie's theatrical agent and soon-to-be-ex-husband, Gregg Aldrich. But no charges are brought against him until two years later, when Jimmy Easton, a career criminal, suddenly comes forward to claim that Aldrich had tried to hire him to kill his wife. The case is a plum assignment for Emily Wallace, an attractive thirty-two-year-old assistant prosecutor. As she spends increasingly long hours preparing for the trial, a seemingly well-meaning neighbor offers to take care of her dog in her absence, unaware of his violent past she gives him a key to her home... During the trial, Emily experiences sentiments that defy all reason and continue after Gregg Aldrich's fate is decided by the jury.  In the meantime, she does not realize that her own life is now at risk.

I was a little disappointed in this book.  The courtroom trail was uninteresting and took up much of the book.


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