Two years after her husband’s accidental death, Caroline Spencer, a single mother of four, ventures into intimacy with her friend, private investigator Dominic Marquez. Obstacles immediately beset them. Caroline’s troubled, twelve-year-old daughter objects to the relationship. Work and family obligations limit their time together.
Will Dominic let his mother’s mental health problems come between them? How will Caroline respond when her choices as a prosecutor run counter to Dominic’s interests? As Caroline seeks guidance from friends and family, trusted mental health counselors, and even a purported psychic, yet another troubling question arises, that ultimately touches her both personally and professionally: Are there really people with clairvoyant abilities?
In Taken for a Fool, her third in a series of Caroline Spencer novels, author Leslyn Amthor Spinelli again draws on her experiences with the judicial system to take us behind the scenes and into a federal courtroom.
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About the Author
Leslyn Amthor Spinelli—writer, editor, and publisher of two childhood newspapers—put creative writing on the back burner when it came time to choose a “real” career. Her interest in the field of criminal justice took her on quite a journey. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology, but her most fascinating educational experiences occurred in the workplace. Leslyn was employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a case manager at a halfway house in Kansas City, at the prison camp in Leavenworth, and at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. Later she was hired as a probation officer for the U.S. District Court in Madison, where she conducted in-depth investigations into the backgrounds of criminal defendants. Throughout the years, Leslyn's clientele included mobsters, gangsters, drug dealers, meth cookers, tax evaders, bank robbers and embezzlers. Many were addicted—to drugs, alcohol, gambling or spending. The fictional characters and plot lines in her Caroline Spencer novels, (Taken for Granted, Taken by Surprise, and Taken for a Fool), are influenced, in part, by the people and situations Leslyn has encountered over the years. She also draws on her more personal experiences with infertility, adoption, and panic attacks. Leslyn and her husband live in the Midwest and enjoy spending winters in San Diego. They have two grown children.