Young, beautiful Megan Cleary seems to have everything:a dream job in a prestigious law firm in New York, an upscale boyfriend, and a fabulous apartment. But her perfect world is shattered when one night, while she is working late, she is brutally attacked by a stranger. Afraid and ashamed, she refuses to admit what has happened to her, but she cannot forget her terrifying ordeal, and shortly afterward she illegally buys a handgun to protect herself.
Not long after, Megan is attacked again, but this time she is armed and ready. She shoots her attacker and leaves his body in the alley behind her offices, and she never tells anyone what has happened. But the more Megan tries to hide her actions, the more her life unravels. When, through a series of events beyond her control she finds herself destitute, she returns to her parents' home in Buffalo to start over.
The Twelfth Juror is a story of loss and redemption. The story deals with the basic human truth that no matter how "together" we believe we are, we are often just a few short steps away from losing everything. And no matter how strong we think we are, we are never strong enough to save ourselves.
Over the next couple of months, I will post some excerpts from the book so that you can get a feel for the characters, the setting, and the story.