As a former trial lawyer, Mr. Bell specializes in writing spell-binding mysteries. Presumed Guilty is a fine example of his work.
Pastor Ron and Dallas Hamilton are at the peak of their popularity. Their huge church and campaign against pornography make them public figures. Then, a woman, who comes to Pastor Ron for counseling, is found dead. All the evidence points to him as the murderer.
His wife is devastated. Does she believe her husband or the facts? Her inner struggle, concern for her young adult children, and determination to discover the truth pulled at my own emotions.
The ending surprised and satisfied me. Even though hints were dropped along the way, I never saw it coming. I think you'll enjoy this story and Mr. Bell's skillful writing.