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Nothing But the Truth (Dismas Hardy series, book 6)

A courtroom drama filled with secrets and suspense

By John Lescroart

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From acclaimed crime writer John Lescroart comes his sixth Dismas Hardy thriller, Nothing but the Truth. Hardy is onto his next case, but this time, it's a family matter

The stakes have never been higher...

Dismas Hardy's home life and work life collide in John Lescroart's sixth book of the series, Nothing But the Truth, when Hardy's wife Franny finds herself caught up with the law. Perfect for fans of J.J. Miller and Sheldon Sigel.

'Lescroart writes the legal thriller as a modern-day morality play... In a world in which boundaries are blurred, Lescroart is able to put America on trial... [He] ties it together brilliantly' - Express on Sunday

Can you ever know the truth about what's coming next? When Lawyer Dismas Hardy's wife fails to pick up their children from school one Thursday afternoon, he's convinced something terrible has happened. It has. His wife has been keeping a secret from him - for which she is prepared to go to jail. It's a secret that threatens their marriage...and their lives. For Dismas Hardy a harrowing journey has begun, a search that exposes one stunning revelation after another, about the secrets men and women hide from the law, from each other - and from themselves...

What readers are saying about Nothing but the Truth:

'A great start and the plot just thickens and thickens'

'A compelling read from page one'

'Immensely engrossing'

Biographical Notes

John Lescroart is the author of over twenty-five novels (and numerous New York Times bestsellers), including The 13th Juror, Damage, The Hunter, and The Ophelia Cut. His books have sold more than 10 million copies and have been translated into twenty languages in seventy-five countries. He lives in Northern California.

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  • ISBN: 9780755393411
  • Publication date: 21 Jun 2012
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The best of the best — Lee Child
The courtroom drama king — Independent
Breathtaking — LA Times
Brilliant — Washington Post
Compulsively readable — San Francisco Chronicle
High-class...first-rate — Sunday Telegraph
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