The last time Tess de Vere saw William Benson she was a law student on work experience. He was a twenty one year o

, led from the dock of old Bailey to being given a life sentence for murder. He’d said he was innocent. She believed him.

Sixteen years later Tess overhears a couple of hacks mocking a newcomer to the London bar,a no hoper with a murder conviction, running his own show from an old fishmongers in spitalfields. That night she walks back into Bensons life . the price of his rehabilitation-and access to the bar -is an admission of guilt to the killing of Paul harbeton,whose family have  vowed revenge. He’s an outcast. The government wants to shut him down and no solicitor will instruct him. But he’s subsided by a mystery benefactor and a desperate woman has turned to him for help:  Sarah Collingstone, mother of a child with special needs,accused of slaying her wealthy lover. Its a hopeless case and the murder trial , Bensons first, starts in four days. The evidence is overwhelming but like Benson long ago,she swears she’s innocent. Tess joins the defence team ,determined to help Benson survive. But as Benson follows the twists and turns in the courtroom, Tess embarks upon a secret investigation of her own ,determined to uncover the truth behind the death of Paul Harbeton on a lonely night in Soho .

Firstly thank you to grace for my copy and having me on the blog tour.

I loved the sound of this straight away.

This is fast paced with great characters. 

You can easily image it on the TV screen with its drama packed pages.

A story of new beginnings, dodgy pasts and secrets that people will do anything to keep buried. 

Twists and turns that keep you guessing in which way this courtroom tale will go!

Very original and fascinating concept .
Published 2nd March 

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