** The Body in Question by Jill Ciment

Two jurors on a murder trial start an affair while the jury is sequestered at a local hotel in The Body in Question. It is highly irregular behavior for fellow jurors, and one of the two has an ailing husband at home. They think they stay on the down low, but secrets are hard to keep in closed quarters and the affair will have grave consequences for the trial, not just the two jurors involved.

I loved the first part of the book, with the claustrophobic description of the sequestration and the inner workings of the jury. What happens afterwards is both expected and more humdrum.


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