Our review rating (out of 5): ♥♥♥♥
Plot summary: Featuring three key characters (Sophie whose husband James is accused of a crime), James (public figure pleading his innocence) and Katie (the barrister prosecuting the case), this is a courtroom drama told from their different perspectives – is James the victim of a misunderstanding or is he guilty of the crime?
What we liked: We’re always fans of courtroom dramas (both on TV and in books) and enjoy the back and forth between the prosecution and defence. This book is a definite page turner and kept us entertained until the last page – we were engaged and wanted to read more. What was especially interesting was the author’s use of language – the writing is littered with some pretty intellectual words which you don’t always find in this style of writing. For us, the language style gave it an extra interesting edge and it was no surprise to us to learn that the author (Sarah Vaughan) studied English at Oxford.
What we didn’t like: We like a book to really keep us guessing until the very end and if we’re honest, with the one, we could sort of see what was coming a bit earlier than we would have liked.