Book Review: Bold Counsel by Tim Vicary


When Sarah Newby presents her first case in the 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, his suspicions fall upon Michael. But is Terry just jealous, or is Sarah’s new lover really a murderer?


A decayed body part, an 18 year old conviction and murder case, attacks on women all added together to make a compelling story. Sarah Newby is finally splitting up from husband and her world is in transition. She wins an appeal case but has to sell her home. A new romantic interest in her life seems just perfect, or is it?

I loved this book, on my opinion it was the best legal whodunit or how, Vicary has ever written. The mystery glued me to my ebook reader and I didn’t guess the outcome. It was a bit of a detour for those of us rooting for Tesarah but hugely enjoyable all the same. I loved the addition of Jane, a new detective to the team to balance out the amount of testosterone and provide a buffer between Terry and Will Churchill. This book can be read as a stand alone, but the series is too good to miss.

Amazon UK

Amazon US


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