THE MIDNIGHT CALL
Could you ever suspect that your mentor was a cold-blooded killer?
Attorney Jessie Martin couldn't– at least not until she answers the midnight call.
Late one August night, her mentor/confidante and popular high school teacher Terrence Butterfield calls, admits he's killed someone and pleads for Jessie's help. Out of loyalty, she rushes to his aid, unaware that she's risking her love, her career, her life and that of her unborn child.
When the police arrive, her presence raises questions as to her role in the gruesome slaughter of the teenage boy found in Terrence's basement. Did Terrence call her as a lawyer or a friend? Was she somehow responsible for the murder?
To dismiss the murder charges Terrence betrays Jessie, making her wonder whether he'd been a monster in disguise all along.
To prove her innocence, Jessie must untangle the web of betrayals and the shocking truths behind the homicide. This quest turns out to be the fight of her life.
REVIEWS ARE IN FOR THE MIDNIGHT CALL
"The tricky legal maneuvering intrigues...Millman writes with verve." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"If you like courtroom battles, this legal thriller fits the bill!" – CHANTICLEER REVIEWS (click here for full review) https://www.chantireviews.com/2019/05/21/the-midnight-call-by-jode-millman-female-sleuth-police-procedural-suspense-thriller/
"Witty, smart, and entertaining. An intriguing mix of hopes and fears, where the line between right and wrong blurs into some juicy, legal skullduggery" - Steve Berry, New York Times and #1 International Bestselling Author of The Malta Exchange.
"Jode Millman's THE MIDNIGHT CALL is an impressive debut." - Karen Dionne, USA Today and #1 Bestselling Author of The Marsh King's Daughter.
"Death comes to a small city--itself caught up in a struggle for survival--and slowly begins to dismember the lives of all involved. Most as risk is pregnant attorney Jessie Martin, who will soon be engaged in a battle for justice, freedom, and ultimately, the life of her unborn child. Jode Millman tackles issues of wealth, power and mental illness - as well as the ability of a woman to speak up in a world designed to suppress her. The powerful ending of this novel dwells in terrifying ambiguities - while leaving the readers with hope that the best lies ahead for a heroine not afraid to answer the midnight call." - Jenny Milchman, USA Today bestselling author of Cover of Snow & Wicked River, and Mary Higgins Clark award winner