What matters most to Sarah Newby – the truth, her hard-won career, or her love for her son?
For Sarah Newby, the courtroom drama is not so much a search for truth or justice as a thrilling game which the lawyers play with words and evidence – a game of proof. It’s a game which she plays hard, and she usually wins.
But when her own son is charged with a series of dreadful rapes and murders, Sarah’s attitude begins to change – especially when he begs his mother to defend him. This trial is no game, but a deadly battle for truth and justice.
Surely, she thinks, her son must be innocent; but if she finds proof of his guilt, what should she do? For a lawyer to hide evidence is a crime; but can a mother betray her own son?
‘A top class British legal thriller. It puts the author up there with his American counterparts, John Grisham, Scott Turow and Michael Connolly.’ Tim Kevan, barrister and author.
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What would you do if someone murdered your child, but the justice system let you down?
Kathryn Walters faces this dreadful decision when her daughter, Shelley, is found dead in a bath in her boyfriend’s flat. Despite the best efforts of the Crown Prosecution barrister, Sarah Newby, it seems likely that the boyfriend, David Kidd, will be acquitted. How can her family tolerate this? And how should the investigating detective, Terry Bateson, act when he finds the murdered girl’s mother seeking revenge – on the man he is sure killed her daughter, despite what the jury says?
And how can Sarah Newby defend a client who is not only reluctant to give evidence on her own behalf, but also refuses to explain why she chose Sarah to defend her in the first place …
How satisfying is revenge? Can it ever bring peace of mind? Read A Fatal Verdict to find out.
This book is a 2012 B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree
‘Excellent … very satisfying.’ Sarah Burns for the Kindle Book Review.
‘A superb piece of writing … What a joy it is to discover such a great writer!’ Jenny Twist, author of Domingo’s Angel.’
When barrister Sarah Newby presents her first case in the British Court of Criminal Appeal, it seems her career is looking up.
But at the same time her marriage hits the rocks, and to the despair of her former admirer Detective Inspector Terry Bateson, Sarah embarks on an affair with a handsome property developer, Michael Parker. All goes well at first, but then a body is discovered in one of Michael’s cottages. As Terry Bateson investigates this crime, his suspicions fall upon Michael. But is Terry just jealous, or is Sarah’s new lover really a murderer?
In this book, the third legal thriller in Tim Vicary’s best-selling series The Trials of Sarah Newby, danger threatens not just the police and criminals, but the lawyer Sarah Newby herself.
‘Tim Vicary’s books are simply outstanding …. why is it that the name Tim Vicary is not yet seen alongside the likes of John Grisham? I cannot recommend this book more highly.’ John Bartlett, Author of Chequered Justice.
‘All in all, a very satisfying trilogy of books’ Sarah Burns ~ Kindle Book Review
How much should you lie for the man you love? Are we really the same people we were twenty years ago? And what makes a suicide definitely murder?
Just three of the questions which confront barrister Sarah Newby, as she struggles to return to the courtroom drama. Shaken by her second divorce and the murder of her previous lover, Sarah wonders if all her relationships with men are doomed. Her admirer, Detective Terry Bateson, hopes not, but what if he, too, has a secret he’d prefer to keep hidden?
In this book, the fourth legal thriller in Tim Vicary’s best-selling series The Trials of Sarah Newby, ….
Suicide, murder? Get yourself into this series as fast as you can! My only complaint was that I finished the book and must wait too long for the next!’ Loreen Lindsey
‘The best one so far! Even the twist had a further twist which helped to keep me engrossed as well as up for a particularly late night as I couldn’t turn out the light until I got to the very end of the book.’ Jonathan Stephenson