|Posted by [email protected] on May 6, 2013 at 5:55 AM|
Tim Vicary is fast establishing himself as a superb legal thriller writer. His series, the trials of Sarah Newby is set within the British legal system, focused on the cases of barrister Sarah Newby. She is a woman full of determination, having gained her legal degree as a mature student. She is also part of a cast of characters, all of which are flawed in some way, as Sarah herself is. Her husband, because of the strains of their marriage, becomes enamoured with someone at work. Her friend and fellow barrister is facing his own impending marriage. The policeman in her life, Terry Bateson, is a widower and single parent and secretly in love with Sarah. And so Tim Vicary waives his storytelling wand over them all and creates a strong base on which weave his plot around.
In the second book in the series, a woman is let down by the legal system, after her daughter Shelley is found dead in her boyfriend’s flat. The police initially think it is suicide but after further investigation, charge her boyfriend with murder. Sarah Newby is the barrister acting for the prosecution, trying to prove that David Kidd killed Shelley. This constitutes the first half of the book. The second half concentrates on the revenge of the family, as they seek their own justice against Shelley’s boyfriend and once again Sarah is drawn into the proceedings, but this time as barrister for the defence.
The novel follows smoothly on from the first book, as well as being a stand-alone novel, and is intriguing, interesting and emotionally draining, as you identify with the family of Shelley Walters and the struggles of Sarah Newby. An outstanding legal e-thriller.
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