Imagine how you’d feel if your own child was murdered, and the police and the courts let the killer go free. What would you do? What could you do? Would you dare?
A university student, Shelley Walters, is found dead in the bath in her boyfriend’s flat. At first this looks like suicide, but then her boyfriend, David Kidd, is charged with her murder. When he is acquitted, her furious parents say there is no justice in the legal system, and threaten revenge.
Soon afterwards, David is discovered dead in his car. The police charge Shelley’s mother, Kathryn, with his murder, and barrister Sarah Newby is confronted with one of her toughest defence cases yet. Although Sarah is convinced her client is innocent, she cannot understand why Kathryn is so reluctant to give evidence on her own behalf, or indeed why she chose Sarah to represent her in the first place …
Like the first Sarah Newby book, this legal thriller combines the excitement of dramatic crime fiction with the challenge of the moral choices faced by the police, the trial lawyer and her clients.
‘This is a superb piece of writing. Mr Vicary uses beautiful prose with deadly accuracy, setting the scene in graphic detail and drawing you into the story.’ Author Jenny Twist.
‘This was one of the most thrilling page-turners I’ve read for some time … enough suspense to satisfy the most dedicated crime reader.’
Award-winning crime writer Chris Longmuir.
‘If you love courtroom drama, you will love A Fatal Verdict, but beware, there is much more to this book than courtroom theatrics. It will have you sitting on the edge of seat begging for justice! This book is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree and it is clear to see why.’ Author Pauline Barclay.
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Here’s an audio sample of part of the first chapter.