The Holdout by Graham Moore #BlogTour
Books / March 4, 2020

One juror changed the verdict. What if she was wrong? ‘Ten years ago we made a decision together…’ Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher, Bobby Nock, is the prime suspect. It’s an open and shut case for the prosecution, and a quick conviction seems all but guaranteed. Until Maya Seale, a young woman on the jury, persuades the rest of the jurors to vote not guilty: a controversial decision that will change all of their lives forever. Ten years later, one of the jurors is found dead, and Maya is the prime suspect. The real killer could be any of the other ten jurors. Is Maya being forced to pay the price for her decision all those years ago? Review   Thanks to Compulsive Readers and Orion Books for my e-copy of the new legal thriller by Graham Moore ‘The Holdout’. Set In L.A, this intriguing courtroom drama is written over 2 timeframes , 2009 and now, as a high profile old case where the jury let a certain child murderer go free, is now being made into a Netflix tv series.. With a fresh investigation under way, determined…

The Henry Crowne Trilogy #Collapse
Books / November 28, 2019

Henry Crowne: Paying the Price COLLAPSE  He is a secret IRA operative. He is one of the most successful City banker in London …then the 2008 Financial Crisis happens. Nancy Wu, former eminent Queen’s Counsel, now prominent patron of the arts, receives the most unexpected call for help. Henry Crowne is accused of murder in a case that seems decided from the very beginning. His Irish background, financial terrorist connections and investment banking success inexorably tilt the scales against him. Nancy’s own lingering darker past calls for her to mount Henry’s defence but her client is the biggest obstacle. Will she manage to unpick the devious manipulations of a most twisted mind?   BREAKING PO!NT They may break his body, never his spirit One financial terrorist in prison Two City bankers dead And … a $350 trillion banking scandal called LIBOR The suspicious suicide of two high-profile City bankers brings former QC Nancy Wu and Inspector Jonathan Pole together again in an investigation that implicates the UK government, the Bank of England, and London’s top banking executives. As the true motive for the deaths continues to elude them, Nancy persuades a reluctant Inspector Pole to involve Henry Crowne. Once a brilliant…

Justice Gone by N. Lombardi #BlogTour
Books / October 21, 2019

WINNER OF THREE AWARDS 2019 AMERICAN FICTION AWARD NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCY AWARD – Best Legal Thriller OF 2019 SILVER MEDAL WINNER 2019 READERS’ FAVORITES AWARDS Chosen by Wiki.ezvid.com among their list of 10 Gripping and Intelligent Legal Thrillers The courtroom scenes are wonderfully written…the characters are well described and the author paints a picture of each in the mind of the reader…Strong plot, strong characters and a strong writing style that I really enjoyed. This one is a definite “thumbs-up.” Strongly recommend! I look forward to reading additional works by N. Lombardi, Jr. Kim M Aalaie, Author’s Den One of my favorite suspense novels of the year. It will make you question the legal system. The Eclectic Review The courtroom action is excellent, trimmed to the most gripping parts of the trial, with plenty of emotional impact…a fairly realistic portrayal of the way small-town US society works…a fast-moving story with plenty of dramatic moments, and a big twist in the final pages. Crime Review The Blurb… “When a homeless war veteran is beaten to death by the police, stormy protests ensue, engulfing a small New Jersey town. Soon after, three cops are gunned down. A multi-state manhunt is underway for…

Take it Back by Kia Abdullah #TakeItBack #BlogTour
Books / August 16, 2019

  The Victim: A sixteen-year-old girl with facial deformities, neglected by an alcoholic mother. Who accuses four boys of something unthinkable. The Defendants: Four handsome teenage boys from hardworking immigrant families. All with corroborating stories. Someone is lying. Former barrister Zara Kaleel, one of London’s brightest young legal minds, takes up Jodie Wolfe’s case; she believes her, even if those closest to Jodie do not. Jodie and Zara become the centre of the most explosive criminal trial of the year, in which ugly divisions within British society are exposed. As everything around Zara begins to unravel she becomes even more determined to get Jodie the justice she’s looking for. But at what price? My Review Thanks to Lucy Richardson at HQ for the invite to be part of the blog tour and for my copy of the stunning new legal thriller, Take it Back by Kia Abdullah. I have been hearing and seeing bits and pieces about the book on Social Media for a while now, so I was very pleased to get an invite to the tour and jumped at the chance at a review copy. What struck me first is the premise of the book, Jodie a disfigured…

Fixed Odds by William McIntrye #BlogTour
Books / July 12, 2019

George ‘Genghis’ McCann has stolen – and lost – a priceless masterpiece. Snooker champion Oscar ‘The Showman’ Bowman is charged with betting fraud. With a second baby on the way, and promises of great rewards if he wins Bowman’s case and recovers the painting, defence lawyer Robbie Munro has never been so tempted to fix the odds in his favour.   MY REVIEW Thanks to Ceris at Sandstone press for my ARC of the new Robbie Munro legal thriller, Fixed Odds by William McIntyre. This is the 5th in the series, but the 1st I’ve read, it won’t be the last! William McIntyre has created a brilliant character in Robbie Munro, he’s a lawyer with a sense of mischief, he wants to do the right thing but he definitely lives on the edge! Fixed Odds, is a humour filled legal crime caper, McIntyre has a deft touch, his writing and humour is both very funny, and at times quite charming. Whilst being very funny this in no way detracts from an excellent legal thriller, the courtroom scenes are brilliant, and though Robbie can come across as maybe a bit slapdash in his private life, in the courtroom he really shines….