If anyone was going to invent a new kind of legal plot, it would be Nancy Moser. This is the first legal book I know of that puts it from the perspective of the jury. This setting also gives her freedom exercise her specialty in writing-groups of four or five people.
The case is the murder of a local rich man, who was killed in his own hot tub. The person being accused is his girlfriend.
The jury consists of an actress past her time, a workaholic father, a rich wife of a doctor, and a playboy with family troubles. One of the jurors knows who the culprit is, but is trying to cover it up.
The characters are better than most of Nancy's others. Most are actually believable. The plot is original because it focuses fully on the jury instead of on the lawyers. It makes the lawyers and the judge merely background characters.
The end is one of the more original ends Nancy Moser has ever written. I can't believe she did. It's completely against her norm.
But going against her norm is good because it breaks her out of her comfort zone as a writer and puts her in the Elite class.