The Guilty

The Guilty
Author: David Baldacci
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781455586417
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Release: 2015-11-17
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After failing a critical assignment overseas, Will Robie must investigate a murder accusation against his father--but to save him, he'll have to face a violent and deadly fallout in this New York Times bestselling thriller. Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder. Father and son haven't spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town. In that time, Dan Robie--a local attorney and pillar of the community--has been elected town judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan. His guilt is assumed. To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father responds only with anger and defiance. Could Dan really be guilty? With the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case. But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown, an outsider, a man who has forsaken his past and his family. His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism...and violence. Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be no escape for either of them.

The Guilty Feminist

The Guilty Feminist
Author: Deborah Frances-White
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0349010129
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Release: 2019-05-02
Editor: Virago Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER **Brand new interviews with Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Nanette's Hannah Gadsby** 'Everything you wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask' EMMA THOMPSON Why do we find it so hard to say 'No'? What does poker teach us about power structures? How can feminism be more inclusive? The Guilty Feminist will challenge you, reassure you and empower you to see the world differently. From workplace inclusion to intersectionality, #MeToo to men's rights, rom-coms to pornography, Deborah Frances-White tackles urgent questions for the modern woman. Featuring interviews with activists, businesswomen and all-round inspirations, The Guilty Feminist examines how women can abandon their guilt, say No (when they mean it), say Yes (when they want to), and to change the world - and ourselves - for the better. 'Genius' Sunday Times 'Funny, fresh, thought-provoking' Observer 'Breathes life into conversations about feminism' Phoebe Waller-Bridge 'Quite possibly the defining feminist of our generation' Elizabeth Day 'Very funny, very clever, very thoughtful and very relevant' Dolly Alderton 'Encouraging every woman to say: "I get to be heard. I deserve to be seen" ' Daily Express 'A passionate and engaging manifesto, reminding readers that feminism isn't one-size-fits-all' I

The Guilty One

The Guilty One
Author: Lisa Ballantyne
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780062195531
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Release: 2013-03-19
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Moving and suspenseful, Lisa Ballantyne’s The Guilty One is a psychological thriller about the darkness in each of us. It explores how we are all tied to our pasts, and what it means to be guilty. Solicitor Daniel Hunter is called to defend 11-year-old Sebastian who has been charged with the murder of a young boy on a London playground. While examining Sebastian’s life in order to save it, Daniel can’t help but be transported to his own difficult youth spent in foster care—a time when the one he trusted the most was the one who betrayed him… Emotionally wrought, and with an abundance of twists and turns, The Guilty One is a character-driven novel of suspense that explores the true nature of guilt.

The Guilty Plea

The Guilty Plea
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781416592914
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Release: 2012-08-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Robert Rotenberg is back with another razor-sharp legal thriller. Rotenberg’s insider knowledge of the behind-the-scenes courtroom machinations and his mesmerizing trial scenes make this another scorching page-turner. On the morning that his headline-grabbing divorce trial is set to begin, Terrance Wyler, youngest son of the Wyler Food dynasty, is found stabbed to death in the kitchen of his million-dollar home. Detective Ari Greene arrives minutes before the press and finds Wyler’s four-year-old son asleep upstairs. When Wyler’s ex-wife, a strange beauty named Samantha, shows up at her lawyer’s office with a bloody knife, it looks as if the case is over. But Greene soon discovers the Wyler family has secrets they’d like to keep hidden, and they’re not the only ones. If there’s one thing Greene knows, it’s that the truth is never simple.

The Guilty Ones

The Guilty Ones
Author: Joy Ellis
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1789312779
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Release: 2020-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Jackman's sister-in-law Sarah disappears to London and throws herself into the river. What drove her to this? She was a woman with a seemingly happy home life and two beloved sons. DI Jackman and DI Evans dig into Sarah's life. And Jackman realises he knew almost nothing about his sister-in-law's past. Then, they discover a woman in a neighbouring village died in similar circumstances. What is the connection to a convicted murderer whose family are convinced he is innocent? Who is really pulling the strings?

The Guilty

The Guilty
Author: Sean Slater
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781471101373
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Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sean Slater has lived it. Now Jacob Striker is reliving it. Completely authentic by-the-seat-of-your-pants thriller from a real-life homicide cop When Homicide Detective Jacob Striker discovers a torture chamber in a steel barn down by the river, he is propelled into an investigation that leads to two mysterious bombers. Every few hours, another victim is targeted, located - and then blown to smithereens. Very quickly, Striker realizes the attacks are not random. But one obvious question remains: Why? With people dying at an alarming rate, Striker desperately searches for an answer to this question. When he discovers it, a stark coldness fills him. For he begins to understand. The reason leads back to a police file that is now ten years old. To a dark and dangerous place across the seas. And to one of Striker's oldest mentors and dearest friends. With time running out, Striker must catch the two bombers before they finish the job and complete their kill list. Otherwise there will be little left for Jacob Striker to save. Little left, but dust and bones. 'Fast-paced, gripping and impossible to put down, Sean Slater's debut novel, The Survivor, is an explosive, action-injected tale told by a great new talent. A fantastic read' Chris Carter 'A neat, stylish thriller from a writer to watch' Daily Mail '[An] energetic debut thriller' Daily Telegraph

The Guilty One

The Guilty One
Author: Sophie Littlefield
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476757834
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Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Maris's safe suburban world was shattered the day her daughter was found murdered, presumably at the hands of the young woman's boyfriend. Her marriage crumbling, her routine shattered, Maris walks away from her pampered life as a Bay Area mom the day she receives a call from Ron, father of her daughter's killer. Wracked with guilt over his son's actions (and his own possible contribution to them), he asks Maris a single question: should he jump?"--Amazon.com.

The Guilty Victim

The Guilty Victim
Author: Dheerika Pandey
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9789391116026
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Release: 2021
Editor: StoryMirror Infotech Pvt Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A day after Sandra files the missing complaint of her husband, Ayaan Gill is found dead. A bracelet is found along with the body. Can that bracelet lead to the murderer? While the case unfolds in an unfamiliar manner, Steve Jensen gives his best to find the murderer. Ayaan had his way of picking fights. He has never listened to anyone and lived life on his terms, which made him an enemy to many. Despite being a loving husband, a caring father, and a true friend, the suspicion is that he was killed by his known. Who could it be? His anxious wife; mean business partner; egoistic client; or the ex revenging for the past. Though there is a list of suspects, there aren't many clues. With every new lead, a new question about Ayaan starts to float. Was he as good as he seemed to be? Did he become the victim of someone's crime or was he guilty of many wrongs?

The Guilty Wife

The Guilty Wife
Author: Elle Croft
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781409175438
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Release: 2017-12-01
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

*** THE TOP 10 EBOOK BESTSELLER *** 'A gripping tale of betrayal, deceit, and duplicity. Fabulous.' Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You 'Relentless and intense...I loved the final twist.' K.L. Slater, author of The Mistake and Blink 'Kept me reading through the night.' Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters ********************** I'm guilty of many things. Bethany Reston is happily married. But she's also having an affair with a famous client. And no one can ever know. But I'm innocent of murder. When Bethany's lover is brutally murdered, she has to hide her grief from everyone. But someone knows her secret. And then one day the threats begin. With an ever-growing pile of evidence pointing to her as the murderer, the only way she can protect her secrets is to prove her innocence. And that means tracking down a killer. An unbelievably gripping game of cat and mouse - with a twist you'll never see coming. Fans of Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman, The Friend by Teresa Driscoll, Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell and Watching You by Lisa Jewell will love The Guilty Wife. ********************** Why authors are loving thrilling psychological suspense novel The Guilty Wife 'I couldn't put this down.Pacy and gripping.' Cass Green, bestselling author of The Woman Next Door and In a Cottage, In a Wood 'A gripping psychological thriller. I had to keep turning the pages - I just couldn't put it down. And the ending! You just have to read it. ' Patricia Gibney, bestselling author of The Missing Ones, The Stolen Girls and The Lost Child 'The Guilty Wife will make you question those closest to you, with an ending that pulls the rug from under your feet. A brilliant debut.' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House 'Twisty and fast-moving, The Guilty Wife kept me guessing until the very end! A great read.' Isabel Ashdown, author of Little Sister and Beautiful Liars 'I read The Guilty Wife in an intense two day sitting. Brilliant.' Niki Mackay, author of I,Witness. ********************** Why readers are loving thrilling psychological suspense novel The Guilty Wife 'Wow! What a book! I couldn't wait to turn the pages and see what else had been thrown into the mix to keep me guessing....which I did until the very end.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'Fantastic book. Great pace, I was hooked from the first page and almost read in one sitting.' Goodreads Reviewer,5 stars 'Totally could not put this down without a real fight. Great writing, great plot and a great read.' Lovereading reviewer 'Fast paced, gritty debut novel with a real twist, brilliant storytelling and surprises along the way.' Lovereading reviewer 'This is one of the best books I have read for a long time - a story line that is gripping; leaves you wondering if you can trust anyone! As good, if not better than Girl on a Train.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars. 'Loved the twists and turns, kept me guessing right to the end, a real page turner, try it it's good!' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars

Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free

Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free
Author: Judge Jed S. Rakoff
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780374722067
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Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A senior federal judge’s incisive, unsettling exploration of some of the paradoxes that define the judiciary today, Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free features essays examining why innocent people plead guilty, why high-level executives aren’t prosecuted, why you won’t get your day in court, and why the judiciary is curtailing its own constitutionally mandated power. How can we be proud of a system of justice that often pressures the innocent to plead guilty? How can we claim that justice is equal when we imprison thousands of poor Black men for relatively modest crimes but rarely prosecute rich white executives who commit crimes having far greater impact? How can we applaud the Supreme Court’s ever-more-limited view of its duty to combat excesses by the president? The federal judge Jed S. Rakoff, a leading authority on white-collar crime, explores these and other puzzles in Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free, a startling account of our broken legal system. Grounded in Rakoff’s twenty-four years as a federal trial judge in New York in addition to the many years he worked as a federal prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, Rakoff ’s assessment of our justice system illuminates some of our most urgent legal, social, and political issues: plea deals and class-action lawsuits, corporate impunity and the death penalty, the perils of eyewitness testimony and forensic science, the war on terror and the expanding reach of the executive branch. A fundamental problem, he reveals, is that the judiciary is constraining its own constitutional powers. Like few others, Rakoff understands the values that animate the best aspects of our legal system—and has a close-up view of our failure to live up to these ideals. But he sees within this gap great opportunities for practical reform, and a public mandate to make our justice system truly just.

Guilty

Guilty
Author: Karen Robards
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0451226690
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Release: 2009-03-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her newest top-notch tale of romantic suspense ("Booklist"), "New York Times"-bestselling author Robards delivers a story about a feisty female attorney whose past comes back to haunt her.

The Guilty Party

The Guilty Party
Author: Mel McGrath
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780008334420
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Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Dark, thrilling, impossible to predict’ Erin Kelly, author of Sunday Times bestseller He Said/She Said You did nothing. That doesn’t mean you’re innocent. On a night out, four friends witness a stranger in trouble. They decide to do nothing to help.

The Guilty Innocent

The Guilty Innocent
Author: Shannon Adamcik
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9780988240926
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Release: 2012-10-28
Editor: Shannon Adamcik
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sixteen-year-old Cassie Jo Stoddard agreed to house sit for relatives on the weekend of September 22, 2006. It was something the teenager had done before…but this time something went terribly wrong. When the family returned home at the end of the weekend they found Cassie lying on their living room floor brutally stabbed to death. Detectives focused on two of Cassie’s classmates who had briefly visited her on the night that she was murdered: Torey Adamcik and Brian Draper. Initially both boys denied any knowledge of the crime, but after two separate interrogations, Brian Draper told detectives a chilling story of murder straight out of a horror movie. The two boys were immediately arrested, and a shocking videotape was discovered that seemed to depict the two teens not only planning the cold-blooded murder, but celebrating it. Community outrage was strong and immediate. The public demanded justice. But was the video actually what it appeared to be: a cold-blooded documentary that detailed the plotting of Cassie’s murder; or something else entirely? Could anyone uncover the truth in time and convince a jury that sometimes things aren't always what they appear to be? The Guilty Innocent is narrated by Shannon Adamcik, mother of Torey, one of the accused boys. It takes readers behind the scenes of a trial where prosecutors cared more about public opinion than truth, defense attorneys, who had never argued a murder case, were in over their heads, and a young boy’s life hung in the balance. The United States is the only country in the world that will charge a juvenile as an adult and sentence them to life without parole. As the mother of one such child, I know exactly what happens when a juvenile is placed in adult court where they cannot defend themselves. They are immediately cut off from all human contact, locked in isolation, and railroaded through a justice system they simply cannot comprehend. Consequently, many of these juveniles are sentenced too much longer and harsher terms than their adult counterparts. I've personally lived through this, and I was compelled to write about it. I began for the simple reason that I had lived through this horrendous ordeal and I ached for someone to confide in. But reliving the most painful part of my life was extraordinarily difficult. Ultimately the only reason that I was able to persevere was my deep belief that the story was important and needed to be told. That is still true. This is a true story and no one can tell it better than the people who lived it. A crime reporter can look at the details of a case, but they cannot tell you how it feels to live through it. I can and I did. I used the pre-trial and trial transcripts, copies of the police reports, the autopsy and DNA reports, and DVD recordings of all of the evidence in the case. I've done copious research. But more importantly, I take readers step-by-step through what it feels like when your 16-year-old son is accused of first-degree murder; all the odds are stacked against him; and his defense is in the hands of attorneys you can’t fully trust to come through for you.

The Guilty

The Guilty
Author: David Baldacci
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1455565857
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When Special Agent Will Robie gets the call to make his first visit home since he was a teenager, it's because his father, the local judge, has been arrested for murdering a man who came before him in court

The Guilty Die Twice A Legal Thriller

The Guilty Die Twice  A Legal Thriller
Author: Don Hartshorn
Pages: 262
ISBN: 1631610732
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Release: 2019-08-26
Editor: Brothers in Law
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two brother attorneys. Two bullet-riddled corpses. Two sides to the story.A capital crime. A family betrayal. A bang of the gavel-and Austin lawyer brothers Travis and Jake Lynch find themselves on opposing sides of the courtroom for the first time. Conscience-stricken Travis leaves his high-powered law firm to become a public defender, while bullish Jake rises to become District Attorney-though ambition drives his sights even higher. Ten years down the road, a grisly double murder pits brother against brother yet again over a similar capital case, and while both Lynches are convinced they're in the right at first, the truth turns out to me more complicated-and deadly-than either could have imagined. A drug deal double-cross turns lethal, leaving two corpses and one victim paralyzed for life. The victim never saw the gunman, but he knows one name: Sam Park. Travis defended Sam's brother years before, and he takes the murder case even knowing it'll bring him face-to-face with Jake after ten years of cold silence. Jake, meanwhile, runs afoul of the Austin political machine and needs a high-profile conviction to win a tough upcoming election. And Sam, the star witness and prime suspect, won't talk-not to Travis, and certainly not to the high-and-mighty DA-and time is running out. Can these estranged brothers put aside a decade of enmity in the name of true justice? Or will the truth of what really happened that bloody night go to the grave with Sam Park?

The Target

The Target
Author: David Baldacci
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781455521234
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Release: 2014-04-22
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The President knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair. They doubt their willingness to follow orders. And they will do anything to see that the two assassins succeed, but that they do not survive. As they prepare for their mission, Reel faces a personal crisis that could well lead old enemies right to her doorstep, resurrecting the ghosts of her earlier life and bringing stark danger to all those close to her. And all the while, Robie and Reel are stalked by a new adversary: an unknown and unlikely assassin, a woman who has trained her entire life to kill, and who has her own list of targets--a list that includes Will Robie and Jessica Reel.

The Guilty

The Guilty
Author: Jason Pinter
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781460399699
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Release: 2016-08-15
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book 2 of the Henry Parker series by bestselling thriller author Jason Pinter. As I lie in bed with Amanda, ignoring another late-night call from my ex, a shot rings out in the New York night and a beautiful starlet dies outside the city's most popular nightclub. This is the kind of story I was born to chase—but I never dreamed this story began over a hundred years ago…. Suddenly another life is taken, the bullet fired from one of the deadliest guns ever made. Both victims are highly controversial, their murders more like public executions. My search leads me into the twisted world of The Boy—a world defined by a demented code of honor and shocking, long-buried secrets of the world's most infamous outlaw. When this assassin realizes I'm getting too close to the truth, uncovering the past could jeopardize everything I care about. Because in his world there's a fine line between good and evil, and the difference between innocence and guilt depends on who's holding the gun…. "An author who dares to take the traditional thriller in bold new directions." —New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen "Jason Pinter knows what he’s doing. The Fury rocks. READ IT!" — New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Originally published in 2008.

Defending the Guilty

Defending the Guilty
Author: Alex McBride
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780141042725
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Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'McBride details his own cock-ups and disasters with the relish of the born humorous writer. Very funny' Daily Mail Every day, criminal barrister Alex McBride stands up in court and attempts to save people from conviction, prison, even a lifetime behind bars. Sometimes it's a hopeless case. Sometimes he has the chance to right a wrong. But mostly his clients are just plain guilty. In Defending the Guilty, McBride takes us behind the scenes of Britain's criminal justice system. He introduces us to its extraordinary characters and arcane eccentricities, and tells astonishing stories of courtroom triumph and defeat. Whether he's defending hapless teenagers at Harlow Youth Court or prosecuting gold bullion robbers at the Old Bailey, these hair-raising tales reveal that justice rarely operates in quite the way we expect. Throughout, McBride grapples with that most important of questions: how do we ensure that the guilty are convicted and the innocent walk free? 'Expert, authoritative, hilarious - an insider's fearless account of life at the criminal bar' Craig Raine, The Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year 'Gripping, engaging, compelling. The real life of criminal barristers is expertly caught' Literary Review SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2010 CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION

Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England

Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England
Author: Elizabeth Papp Kamali
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781108498791
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Release: 2019-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the role of criminal intent in constituting felony in the first two centuries of the English criminal trial jury.

Guilty Admissions

Guilty Admissions
Author: Nicole LaPorte
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781538717080
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Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Twelve
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This entertaining exposé on how the other half gets in tells the shockingly true story of the Varsity Blues scandal, and all of the crazy parents, privilege, and con men involved. Guilty Admissions weaves together the story of an unscrupulous college counselor named Rick Singer, and how he preyed on the desperation of some of the country's wealthiest families living in a world defined by fierce competition, who function under constant pressure to get into the "right" schools, starting with pre-school; non-stop fundraising and donation demands in the form of multi-million-dollar galas and private parties; and a community of deeply insecure parents who will do anything to get their kids into name-brand colleges in order to maintain their own A-list status. Investigative reporter Nicole LaPorte lays bare the source of this insecurity—that in 2019, no special "hook" in the form of legacy status, athletic talent, or financial giving can guarantee a child's entrance into an elite school. The result is paranoia, deception, and true crimes at the peak of the American social pyramid. With a glittering cast of Hollywood actors—including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin—hedge fund CEOs, sales executives, and media titans, Guilty Admissions is a soap-opera-slash-sneak-peek-behind-the-curtains at America's richest social circles; an examination of the cutthroat world of college admissions; and a parable of American society in 2019, when the country is run by a crass tycoon and all totems of status and achievement have become transactional and removed from traditions of ethical restraint. A world where the rich get whatever they want, however they want it.