Juror #3 has a shocking secret.
Young attorney Ruby Bozarth is fresh out of law school and struggling to make a living, a newcomer in a small town, when she's suddenly handed the murder case of a lifetime—and the stakes couldn't be higher.
Popular socialite Jewel Shaw has been found in a pool of blood at a country club soiree, and her lover, found at the scene of the crime with bloody hands, is the only suspect. Ruby's gut says her client is innocent, but the cards are stacked against both inexperienced Ruby and her client, a young black man, in small town Mississippi. Determined to clear his name, Ruby fights tooth and nail for a fair trial—but the jury has a secret that could blow the case wide open.
The incendiary trial brings both friends and enemies, and Ruby's had more than enough of scandal when someone from her past shows up, asking for her help. Well-heeled Southern gentleman Lee Greene has been accused of killing a woman in his hotel room, with no memory of the incident. Another doomed case is the last thing Ruby needs, but she has no choice but to defend the man she once almost married—or he and his influential family will drag her down in flames too.