The Victim: A sixteen-year-old girl with facial deformities, neglected by an alcoholic mother. Who accuses the boys of something unthinkable.
The Defendants: Four handsome teenage boys from hardworking immigrant families. All with corroborating stories.
Whose side would you take?
Zara Kaleel, one of London’s brightest young legal minds, shattered the expectations placed on her by her family and forged a glittering career at the Bar. All before hanging up her barrister’s wig to help the victims who needed her most. Victims like Jodie Wolfe.
Jodie’s own best friend doesn’t even believe her claims that their classmates carried out such a crime. But Zara does. And Zara is determined to fight for her.
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?
Firstly a big thank you to HQ for my copy to review and having me on the tour. Ive seen a lot of hype about this one and pleased to say it exceeded my expectations!
What a book,i read this a few weeks ago now and has stayed with me.
Compelling intriguing and thought provoking .
Who would you believe?
Fascinating characters with such depth, flaws and all.
Cleverly written especially as a debut.
Can definitely see this on tv and this being very successful flying off the shelves.
A original and fresh voice in courtroom drama and i look forward to reading more from Kia.
Do check out the other blogs taking part and is published 8th August.