In the heart of a moonlight night, Marie Grossman’s seemingly perfect life—a loving husband, cherished children, and a flourishing career—takes a sinister turn.
As she pulls into the dark parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, danger lurks just moments away. When she lowers her car window, anticipating nothing more than a mundane drive-thru order, a menacing figure emerges from the shadows, pressing cold steel against her temple. In seconds, her world is catapulted into the chilling abyss of her darkest fears.
“The Edge of Malice” isn’t just a story; it’s an electrifying demonstration of courage in the face of evil, a visceral testament to resilience after a life-shattering crime. When the justice system fails to quench the flames of her fury and fear, Marie’s quest for closure leads her down paths she never could have imagined.
Dive deep into this riveting odyssey of pain, redemption, and unexpected transformation.
A Superbly Crafted Nonfiction Drama That Transcends True-Crime Genre Expectations.
With a seasoned storyteller's panache, attorney Miraldi narrates the harrowing true-life tale of Marie Grossman, whose life was irrevocably altered in 1987 when she was victimized by a random point-blank shooting. The author's strong narrative voice hooks readers from the beginning, as he demonstrates a natural dramatic and novelistic flair for setting and pacing with more than a hint of Joseph Wambaugh and John Grisham throughout. Miraldi switches effortlessly between points of view . . . . vividly re-creating her legal battles 'scene by meticulous scene' later in the text. The author also turns in some appealing observational writing along the way ... with an unanticipated twist. A superbly crafted nonfiction drama that transcends true-crime genre expectations. Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
David Miraldi is an author, attorney, and artist hailing from Lorain, Ohio. With a career in civil law that spans over four decades, David has dedicated himself to championing the cause of the common man against insurance conglomerates and corporate giants.
A graduate of The College of Wooster (1975), David earned his law degree with honors from The Ohio State Moritz College of Law. Driven by an innate sense of duty, he returned to his hometown to practice alongside his father and brother, serving the community that shaped him.
An author with a flair for narrative nonfiction, David made waves with his debut book, "The Edge of Innocence: The Trial of Casper Bennett," which was crowned the 2018 Book of the Year by the prestigious International Rubery Book Awards. He further cemented his reputation as a storyteller with his sophomore release, "The Edge of Malice: The Marie Grossman Story," earning accolades from Kirkus Reviews as a "superbly crafted nonfiction drama" and receiving a shortlisting by Rubery for its 2021 awards.
Beyond the courtroom and the written page, David's creative spirit finds outlets through photography and music. His evocative photographs often grace local exhibits, and he generously donates the proceeds from their sales to charity. A pianist with eclectic tastes, David composes original pieces and has a predilection for classical, ragtime, and contemporary music. He is also a fitness enthusiast and engages in tennis, swimming, cycling, and gardening.
David shares his life with his beloved wife, Leslee, also a lawyer, and they are the proud parents of three children and doting grandparents to three grandchildren. They continue to make Avon, Ohio, their home.
For more information about David Miraldi and his book, you can visit his website at www.davidmiraldi.com.