A mother’s worst nightmare – can her son be guilty of murder?
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? And what should she do when she herself uncovers evidence that seems to suggest his guilt?
Should she help the police and protect the public? Or risk her career to save her son?
Sarah Newby has worked hard to become a barrister, she married young, had a child and currently has young children. When her oldest gets accused to murder and the evidence that he’s guilty is overwhelming, she represents him in what is the most important case of her life.
Can she get justice for her son? This is a very well written suspenseful courtroom thriller, set in the UK, which immediately sets it apart. Vicary is thrilling in and out of court as he weaves this tale of suspense and broken hearts.