Quando William Benson, appena ventenne, viene condannato all'ergastolo per un omicidio che non ha commesso, c'è un pensiero che lo ossessiona: come può la giustizia commettere un errore così plateale? Forse è per questo che in carcere sceglie di studiare legge. La stessa legge che gli ha rovinato la vita. Dieci anni dopo, ormai diventato avvocato dietro le sbarre, viene scarcerato: per somma ironia, confessando ciò che non ha commesso - quindi mentendo -, ha ottenuto uno sconto di pena. Peccato che, per tutti, William Benson altri non sia che un assassino. Un reo confesso che ora recita la parte dell'avvocato: chi accetterà di farsi difendere da lui? C'è solo una persona che non gli volta le spalle: Tess de Vere. Stagista dello studio legale che anni prima aveva difeso Benson, Tess era stata l'unica a credere alla sua innocenza. E adesso, avvocatessa in carriera, è di nuovo l'unica a fidarsi di lui. Insieme, difenderanno una donna accusata dell'omicidio dell'amante, che sembra condannata in partenza - proprio come era successo a William. Insieme, proveranno a far trionfare la giustizia in cui, nonostante tutto, vogliono ancora credere. Perché l'avvocato colpevole è pronto a tornare in tribunale, questa volta da vincitore.
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This is a thoroughly enjoyable legal thriller that is fluently written, full of suspense and tension and easily engages the reader. It looks to be the first of a series which begins with Benson, a 21 year old philosophy student, being convicted of the murder of Paul Harbeton at the Old Bailey. He re Leggi tutto
John Fairfax has an established writing career (and awards to show for it) under his given name, but has turned to a nom de plume to dazzle readers with this legal thriller, full of twists. William Benson has had an interesting life to say the least. Charged with a murder he denies committing as a y Leggi tutto
In brief - The first 30% ish were ok - after that the book became very readable indeed. Tense and twisty - I'll certainly read the next in this series. The full review I liked the concept of this book. The introduction was good with Will Benson being sentenced to life for a murder he maintained he did Leggi tutto
1999, William Benson is in court, charged with the murder of Paul Harberton. Whilst protesting his innocence, Benson admits to killing Haberton, and gets life imprisonment. The reason for his change of plea, he wants to become a lawyer and the only way is by admitting to a crime he states he didn’t Leggi tutto
After a long break from legal thriller this is the second one I have enjoyed recently. William Benson is a lawyer with a difference, he is a convicted murderer. Tess de Vere met Benson when she was a student on work experience and he was awaiting the verdict for his murder trial. He said he was innoc Leggi tutto
Thoroughly enjoyed this legal thriller from John Fairfax (AKA William Broderick) it was full of bang on addictive quality, clever plotting and intriguing fascinating characters. Our main two, Will and Tess have an emotional start to their interaction when Will is convicted of murder. Years later, hav Leggi tutto
John Fairfax is a pen-name for William Brodrick who writes the excellent Father Anselm series, books with moral and ethical weight. This is much lighter fare and I suspect will work better for me as a TV serial than as a novel, especially if the casting is right. The premise is the unlikely one of a Leggi tutto
I really enjoyed this courtroom drama by John Fairfax. William Benson, son of a Norfolk fisherman, is a barrister with a different. He has a murder conviction of his own. It should have been an ordinary Saturday evening in November. When twenty-one-year-old William went to the Bricklayers Arms in ce Leggi tutto
Should a convicted murderer have a place in the courtroom protecting those accused of the same offence..? The plot idea for Summary Justice really stood out to me when I picked it up earlier this year. A convicted murderer being allowed to practice law is both paradoxical and intriguing. The two main Leggi tutto
Not for me! I could not finish this book. The writing did not flow somehow,and the story itself lacked pace and didn't hold my interest.
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