If no one finds a body, can a man be charged with murder?
Sometimes – very rarely – the law says Yes. So when Sarah Newby presents her first case in the Court of Criminal Appeal, she is defending a client who was convicted of murdering a woman whose body was never found. Is this a genuine miscarriage of justice, she wonders, a case of police corruption – or will even darker secrets be uncovered?
As Sarah’s career takes off, her marriage comes under further strain. To the despair of her admirer, detective Terry Bateson, she embarks on an affair with a handsome property developer, Michael Parker.
So when a body is found in one of Michael’s cottages, Sarah cannot believe it has anything to do with her client, or her lover. She’s annoyed the police – now she thinks they are trying to blacken her name. She’s sure that Terry Bateson’s warnings are based on pure jealousy. Could a smart criminal barrister fall in love with a murderer? Surely not.
Some secrets are buried too deep for tears. Can Sarah Newby dig up the truth? Does she even want to? Read Bold Counsel to find out.
‘This is another superb and accomplished British thriller by Tim Vicary, and is sure to be enjoyed by many a reader.’ Sarah Burns ~ on behalf of the Kindle Book Review
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‘ “Bold Counsel” by Tim Vicary is literally an ‘edge of your seat’ Legal Thriller … exceptional … an outstanding read and great value for money … I have no doubt, Vicary will soon be recognised, as a serious rival to the works of Scott Turow and Michael Connelly.’ Author J. J. Collins.
‘Good writing, superb plotting, excellent characterisation and some terrific imagery ensure this novel is a keeper and a return to the author’s work. I do hope he is shredding his fingers to the bone on the laptop typing another Sarah Newby story…’ Diana M. Hockley.
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