Final Truth

Final Truth In her thrill packed trilogy Cold Truth Hard Truth and Dark Truth Mariah Stewart proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that she can brilliantly and suspensefully handle the truth Prepare yourself for t

  • Title: Final Truth
  • Author: Mariah Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780345483836
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Final Truth

    In her thrill packed trilogy Cold Truth, Hard Truth, and Dark Truth, Mariah Stewart proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that she can brilliantly and suspensefully handle the truth Prepare yourself for the shocking, eye opening Final Truth, in which a woman who specializes in exposing lies finds herself trapped in a real life nightmare.All that stands between Lester Ray BarnIn her thrill packed trilogy Cold Truth, Hard Truth, and Dark Truth, Mariah Stewart proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that she can brilliantly and suspensefully handle the truth Prepare yourself for the shocking, eye opening Final Truth, in which a woman who specializes in exposing lies finds herself trapped in a real life nightmare.All that stands between Lester Ray Barnes and the state of Florida s death chamber is a judge s signature He is sentenced to die for the rape and murder of a young woman, his conviction hinging on two pieces of evidence DNA testing and an eyewitness who placed him at the scene But when the story breaks that the DNA testimony at trial had been fabricated and that the eyewitness was coerced by a cop, all hell breaks loose In the absence of credible evidence to sustain the conviction, the court is forced to set Lester Ray free It s the sort of circus the media adore until it turns into the kind of Grimm s fairy tale the media love even .Intrigued by the story of a young man railroaded by justice, true crime writer Regan Landry is drawn into Lester Ray s camp like a moth to a flame For Regan, writing is a way to stay connected to her late literary legend father, and her knack for detective work makes her a natural when it comes to uncovering new leads in even the murkiest mysteries.Eager for the spotlight, Lester Ray willingly agrees to work with Regan on a tell all about his experience as an innocent man on death row But less than a week after leaving prison, he vanishes from the Sunshine State Soon after, darkness descends on the outer banks of North Carolina as a string of women are raped and murdered in a frenzied spree Fearing the worst, Regan, along with Special Agent Mitch Peyton and the FBI, sweeps in to confront the unspeakable the horrifying possibility that they have helped to free a cunning monster with an insatiable appetite for death and a ruthless determination never to be caged again.

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    1. Joyce

      Great reading. Normally I have little patience with chick lit, but Stewart takes the plot beyond the usual. A female true crime writer becomes involved in the story of a death row inmate who shortly thereafter is released because of bad and untruthful DNA testing. She agrees to further investigate and possibly write about his story. Then more women are murdered the same way his original alleged victim was. There is a romance (come on, this is chick lit), but it is handled better than most others [...]

    2. Anna Mcfadden

      All that stands between Lester Ray Barnes is sentenced to die in the state of Florida's death chamber for the rape and murder of a young womanthat his conviction hinging is hanging on the evidence of DNA testing and an eyewitness who placed him at the scene. But when the story breaks that the DNA testimony at trial had been fabricated and that the eyewitness was coerced by a cop, all hell breaks loose. In the absence of credible evidence to sustain the conviction, the court is forced to set Lest [...]

    3. Katy

      A thriller about a crime writer who inadvertinently gets wrapped up into telling the story of a man who was sent t prison for murder. However, the crime lab tech botched up the DNA evidence. After he is released, he goes on a vacation to the Outer Banks and young women start being murdered all with the same MO.

    4. Nancy

      3.5 stars. Nice job I don't like serial killer books generally so my rating reflects that but other readers will think differently.

    5. Ada Iaboni

      This one was well done and kept me guessing to almost when the "bad guy" was revealed.I'm not sure if this is the end of the series or not, but I enjoyed them.

    6. Dotti Elrick

      This is the last book in the "Truth" Series. And I have to admit, I struggled a bit with this one. And I cant really put my finger on exactly why. A lot of little things I think.True crime author Regan Landry and FBI agent Mitch Peyton have had small parts in the three earlier books of the series. This was their stand alone story.When Lester Ray Barnes learns about a problem with the lab that did the DNA testing that ultimately convicted him, he wants his test redone. The problem, Lester Ray is [...]

    7. Maura

      Regan Landry, a popular true crime novelist, becomes interested in the plight of a felon on death row who may have been falsely convicted. She and her boyfriend and sometimes partner in cold cases, FBI Agent Mitch Peyton, check out the case and unintentionally draw a lot of attention to it. When the felon, Lester, is released, girls start dying in the manner of his first victim. Regan begins feeling uncomfortable at the role she may have played in this, and helps the FBI draw him back in. In the [...]

    8. Louise

      EXCELLENT reades up her first 3 novels in this series well.From dust jacket:"All that stands between Lester Ray Barnes and the state of Florida's death chamber is a judge's signature. He is sentenced to die for the rape and murder of a young woman, his conviction hinging on two pieces of evidence: DNA testing and an eyewitness who placed him at the scene. But when the story breaks that the DNA testimony at trial had been fabricated and that the eyewitness had been coerced by a cop, all hell brea [...]

    9. Theresa

      Ugh, this was seriously annoying; I spent 3/4 of the book frustrated and annoyed and calling the main characters idiots because it was so incredibly obvious what was going on and who the killer was. I would give this a half-star if I could; it was that bad. Definitely not a mystery nor suspenseful, as it's insultingly easy to predict what's going to happen, and not a romance either, since the relationship between the main characters is hardly explored. A thoroughly unfulfilling and annoying read [...]

    10. Jessica

      Final Truth is listed as a 'suspense romance' novel. As I mentioned in my Voices Carry review, I'm reading some of Mariah Stewart's more mystery-suspense works because I really loved the Chesapeake Diaries and am hoping to find more of that in her other stuff. Final Truth was like reading a combo of Criminal Minds and CSI - there's some profiling involved in solving the case and a heathy dose of forensics being used as well. Lucky for me, CM and CSI:NY are some of my favorite shows. Would I say [...]

    11. Jim

      I've enjoyed the whole series (all four books), but this one the most. In my Hard Truth review I mentioned the "secondary characters" were the constants in the series. In this book, they take center stage.The story in this book move quickly, perhaps even quicker then the previous books in the series. It remains focused, few "excursions" from what forwards the story.In all of them, there's a touch of romance (not sappy, or pages devoted to it, sort of stuff) and seems that every female introduced [...]

    12. Kathleen Hagen

      Final Truth, by Mariah Stewart A.This is the last in the series. With the word “final” in the title it probably is meant to be the last one. In this book we have two plots. First, Regan becomes aware of a convict on death row whose DNA sample was botched by the lab and who may be getting out of prison. She is drawn to the story as a possible next book, and gets in contact with the lawyer. She meets Lester Ray and thinks he is truly sorry and that he might be really innocent. Then he is relea [...]

    13. Merredith

      This was the fourth and final book in the reagan landry series, which always feature her as a crime book writer. she is the main character this time, instead of helping, and the crime is not a cold case, but sort of a brand new one. dna testing at the crime lab was messed up/faked/lied about by an overworked lab guy, and as a result, some criminals have had to be set free, including lester ray, who was due to be put to death in a couple weeks for raping and murdering a woman. Regan decides to wr [...]

    14. TJ

      This was in the stack of books in the beach cottage I rented for the week and it sounded interesting so I picked it up and read it in two days. I'd never read anything by Mariah Stewart before and I will probably give her another shot - the story was enough to engage me and entertain but very predictable. Even the part about discovering something about her own past (don't want to give too much away) although was intriguing, by the time it was revealed I knew something very similar was going to b [...]

    15. Colleen

      This was the final book in the Truth series and I read them all back to back (it's the way I prefer to read older series, so I remember everything). This was my least favorite in this series. When I really enjoy a book it's hard for me to put down. I put this one down very easily and I also read an entirely different book when I was halfway through this one (I needed a break from it!). I still liked the book, thought it tied up the suspense nicely (and the Kroll mystery). I don't think it did a [...]

    16. Linda O

      2007. 338 pgs. Main character, Regan Landry, confronts whether or not justice was denied a convicted rapist/murderer, when the lab responsible for the DNA data which convicted Lester Ray Barnes admits to massive mishandling of the DNA data. Barnes is released, just prior to his death sentence was to be carried out. There is an immediate crime spree in which woman after woman is brutally killed, and it appears Barnes is responsible. Landry and her boyfriend, FBI Agent Mitch Peyton, frantically at [...]

    17. Suzanne

      I finished reading this book in the wee hours of the morning. It was suspenseful in the sense that the ex-con was a copycat serial killer. One of the convicts found out that the DNA samples were mismatched. He was released from prison as well as another man on death row.Ms. Landry is a writer of true crimes. When she hears about this turn of events in prison life, she is interested to learn of how this can happen. Landry interviews the ex-cons to see what their life was like before prison, while [...]

    18. Robin

      I enjoy Mariah Stewart's novels. They are easy to read with characters that you care about. However, two weeks later I have forgotten what the story was about. Mariah gives the mystery away in the middle of this novel regarding Lester Ray. It would have been better if she had kept the reader guessing until the end. The side story about Eddie Kroll added nicely to the tale. The love story between Regan and Mitch is believable. Just an okay to good novel, not great, little too short as well.

    19. Barbara ★

      I've liked all the books in this series and this one best of all. I liked true crime writer Regan Landry and FBI agent Mitch Peyton. Baddie Lester Ray Barnes sounds like a pedophile though he is supposedly a mere rapist and murderer. It's interesting to follow Regan on her quest to find information on the crime spree in North Carolina and watch Mitch investigate the same. I enjoyed the mystery of who was killing these women and the suspense when Regan gets herself into trouble. A great conclusio [...]

    20. Cherry-Ann

      First time reading this author and I appreciated her style. Mid way through the book I felt I had solved the mystery and was just pushing for the FBI to arrive at the same conclusion. Ending was a little bit messed up as the characters - the norm when a couple are so in to each other is some sort of stronger commitment than short vacations, jacuzzi and meals. No sex but rape, no kissing, smooching, etc. probably relates to the age of the author. heh heh.

    21. Darcy

      I thought that this book brought about a good end to the series. I liked how Regan learned more about her family and finally got to the bottom of the missing boy. I think it will anchor her. The big crime was telling. I hated that one person's stupidity could cause so much damage, hated even more that while the action was wrong, the outcome was the right one. I was glad that Regan was able to think on her feet at the end and loved the last choice that she made.

    22. Dev Singer

      This series started out great and went downhill the whole way. This one a) There is no way the FBI would use a civilian as bate and b) THE EDDY THING IS SO OBVIOUS PETRANNE COULD SEE IT! (See Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce for that reference.) I have no inclination to read the rest of Mariah Stewart's stuff.

    23. Nell

      This was a great book. Wow, full of interesting things. Great characters, wonderful twists and turns, and devastating suspense and realizations. If you have the time and the patience, read all four books. You don't really have to read them in order, but I did and it was like a lead up to the end. All of the books were good, but this was my favorite.

    24. Ashley

      It was a good finish to the Eddie Kroll back story- but a surprise for Regan. The main story line was believable but somewhat predicatable. However it could be that I am just getting good at putting the clues together. Overall a great ending to the Truth series.

    25. Cindy

      "Final Truth" by Mariah Stewart - Author is dependable for an interesting plot and good characterizations; this standalone is her usual. Gore is limited (it is a murder mystery afterall), Sex and vulgarity are limited. I'll continue the series. Re-readable and I do. Expertly narrated. 2006

    26. Margaret Cox

      Unfortunately I read what seems to be the fourth in a series of books as a stand alone. Very enjoyable, easy read but not as suspenseful as some others by different authors that I have enjoyed recently. Interesting concept re the handling of evidence Frightening but it probably does happen!

    27. Wendy Schlegel

      Good book, if a little sappy in the romance part of it. It got my attention right away but I had figured out who the real killer was before the middle of the book. It did have some twists but they weren't hard to figure out. It was an easy and enjoyable read.

    28. Biba

      Another wonderful book by Mariah Stewart. I really love Regan and Mitch and this book was perfect for them. And we finally got to know the mystery behind Eddie Kroll. I wasn't surprised by it, but it was a really good story line. The series was really good. Now on to the next one.

    29. Danielle

      I have read most of the "Truth" series by this author. I have enjoyed them all. I found this one to be pretty predictable (maybe because I have read all the others). I thought it was still pretty entertaining.

    30. Barbara Nutting

      Another one I didn't even bother to finish. How these poorly written books, filled with drivel, ever get published is beyond me!!

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