Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation. Through two trials, America watched with baited breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case, until she was finally found guilty and—controversially—sentenced to life behind bars. Now, speaking openly for the first time, prosecutor Juan Martinez will unearth new details from the investigation that were never revealed at trial, exploring key facts from the case and the pieces of evidence he chose to keep close to the vest. Throughout the trials, his bullish and unfaltering prosecution strategy was both commended and criticized, and in his book, Martinez will illuminate the unique tactics he utilized in this case and how they lead to a successful conviction, and-for the first time-discuss how he felt losing the death penalty sentence he’d pursued for years. Going beyond the news reports, Martinez will explore the truth behind the multiple facades of Jodi Arias. Sparring with her from across the stand, Martinez came to know Arias like no one else could, dissecting what it took for a seemingly normal girl to become a deluded, cunning, and unrepentant murderer. With new stories from behind the scenes of the trial and Martinez’s own take on his defendant, the book takes you inside the mind of Jodi Arias like never before. Complete with 16 pages of photos from the case and trial, this book is the definitive account of the case that shocked America.
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-08-24
'Outstandingly brilliant' Clare Mackintosh Did she really see Melody? The stunning new pageturner from the Queen of Psychological Suspense. Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl. A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist - but Cara's fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder. Cara doesn't know what to trust: everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life? ****** What people are saying about DID YOU SEE MELODY? 'I was hooked!...there was a cracking ending!' GoodReads reviewer 'Really good reading that moved at a fast pace and kept me engaged throughout. Highly recommended.' GoodReads reviewer 'Oh superb. Excellent. All the other expletives. Ms Hannah still showing us how twisting a plot is done properly.' GoodReads reviewer
The occurrence of Jodi Arias case has been once and constantly becoming the public's point of interest. A love story with tragic ending - a lover who was accused (testified) for killing her boyfriend and was later on held out guilty by a single juror and was sentenced to life imprisonment. However, the previous trial which put the accused into anticipated life imprisonment is currently being questioned by a juror who claimed an untold story of the case. Is Jodi Arias really responsible for her boyfriend's death? Does the evidence gathered speak for the entire incidence? Or is there another story waiting to be unveiled that will lighten Jodi's sentence?Let's take a look at a different side of this common yet one-of-a kind murder case which has gotten the interest of the people and attention of media in USA. Find out who Jodi is and her journey which lead her into prison. Is the sentence given judicious or a bit exaggerated? Is everything that the court need to know revealed or was it just a part of the big picture? Find out some interesting issues about Jodi's conviction. The revelation of the hidden pieces needed to complete the puzzle is gradually catching the attention of the masses, again.