Proof of Innocence (Innocence Trilogy mystery series, Book 1) - Patricia McLinn

Proof of Innocence (Innocence Trilogy mystery series, Book 1)

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2018-05-22
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 29 Ratings


She's a prosecutor chasing demons. He's wrestling them. Will they find proof of innocence? Or will the demons win?
Every prosecutor has one – the case that won’t let go, long after the verdict. Maggie Frye’s has just jumped from nightmare to worst-case reality.
Four and a half years ago, she served as special prosecutor in a remote mountain county in Commonwealth of Virginia v. J.D. Carson. Shaking off echoes of the family tragedy that drove her to be a prosecutor, she did her damnedest, despite cards stacked against her. The verdict? Not guilty. A moment that rattled her in ways she’s done her best to bury.
Except now another young woman has been killed in chillingly similar circumstances.
Either Maggie prosecuted the right man and got the wrong verdict or she prosecuted the wrong man and got the right verdict. Either way, a murderer went free to strike again. And there is J.D. Carson -- not only still in town, but far too close to the investigation for Maggie’s comfort.
But Maggie’s going to be part of this part of this investigation, too. Because this time she’ll get it right … no matter what it costs her.

Proof of Innocence, by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a romantic suspense novel that will entertain fans of stories that swirl suspense and romance with an ongoing murder investigation where the one she's drawn to might be the one she's trying to catch.

NOTE FROM PATRICIA McLINN TO CAUGHT DEAD IN WYOMING READERS: Mystery romance Proof of Innocence and its sequel, Price of Innocence, do not have nearly as much humor as the Caught Dead mysteries, though there is some. (I just can't help myself.) They're a bit grittier and darker ... though not in the deep end of grit and dark. I strongly recommend you read the sample to be sure this romantic mystery is something you would enjoy. 

The Innocence Trilogy
Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence
Premise of Innocence

Cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn
Caught Dead in Wyoming series
Sign Off
Left Hanging
Shoot First 
Last Ditch
Look Live
Back Story
Cold Open
Hot Roll
Reaction Shot
Body Brace
Cross Talk
Air Ready
Cue Up

"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page."  -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author

Secret Sleuth series
Death on the Diversion
Death on Torrid Avenue
Death on Beguiling Way
Death on Covert Circle
Death on Shady Bridge
Death on Carrion Lane
Death on ZigZag Trail
Death on Puzzle Place

If you like romantic suspense, you might also try:
Ride the River: Rodeo Knights, a stand-alone romance with suspense that includes Caught Dead in Wyoming characters.

Bardville, Wyoming series
A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match
About the Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance, and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.
McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website and social media.


  • Proof of Innocence

    By bigbackyard
    This mystery kept me guessing, which is how I like them. It is book 1 of a three book set. Each book has changes in location and focuses on different sets of characters that are tied to the central mystery. Patricia McLinn’s characters age in knowledge and attitudes and are changed by the story.
  • Proof of Innocence

    By Chicken sister
    Every thing Ms McLinn writes is golden. Read them all.
  • Took way too long to get to the good part

    By DomeDr.
    This story has good intentions but I had to force myself to keep reading in hopes it would get better. Too much dialogue. Not enough romance or suspense. Didn’t get good until 350 pages in.....
  • Proof of Innocence

    By PushpushStable
    A tightly constructed multiple murder mystery. Red herrings throughout. Very well written which is required to move me past the first chapter.