Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. But what should she do when her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders?
Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to create a career for herself, neglected her son so much that she no longer knows him? He has often lied to her in the past, so how can she trust him when he says he is innocent this time?
When she herself finds evidence of his guilt, how can she defend him?
'A top class British legal thriller which puts the author up there with his American counterparts, John Grisham, Scott Turow and Michael Connolly.' Tim Kevan, barrister.
'A brilliant British crime thriller that you really should read. Sarah Burns, Kindle Book Review.
'One of the ABSOLUTE BEST legal mystery books I've ever read.' Amazon reader review.
Winner of the B.R.A.G Medallion of Excellence, 2016.
About the Author
Tim Vicary is an award-winning author and a university teacher at the Norwegian Study Centre at the university of York, England. He has published three legal thrillers in 'The Trials of Sarah Newby' series. A Fatal Verdict, the second book in this series, was awarded a B.R.A.G Medallion for an outstanding independent novel in 2012. He has also written about twenty graded readers for foreign learners of English, published by Oxford University Press. In 2010 and 2011 two of these - Titanic and The Everest Story - were each the winners in their category for the Language Learner Literature Award for the Extensive Reading Foundation. He has also published four historical novels.
Tim lives in the English countryside, near York. When he's not writing he likes horse-riding, cycling, and swimming.
His website is http: //www.timvicary.com and his blog is http: //www.timvicary.wordpress.com