Goodreads blurb: “An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech.
He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe. But he thinks that if he’s going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth.
There are eight pieces of evidence against him. As he talks us through them one by one, his life is in our hands. We, the reader – member of the jury – must keep an open mind till we hear the end of his story. His defence raises many questions… but at the end of the speeches, only one matters: Did he do it?”
Wow this was amazing! I started listening to this on Monday night and was finished by early evening on Tuesday.
I actually borrowed the hardback book from my sister last year, but never got around to picking it up. When I noticed it on the Libby App for my library I had a listen to the sample and knew I’d enjoy it as an audiobook.
I love the way this story was told by the defendant and how I the reader was one of the jury. The story drew me in so completely that I had to keep reminding myself that it was a work of fiction and not a real court case. Adam Deacon who played the part of the defendant was fantastic stating his case, compelling me to listen to just one more chapter.
I think this would make an absolutely brilliant play or film with Adam Deacon playing the main character, and wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was made into a TV series.
I definitely recommend this if you enjoy courtroom dramas, and I can’ wait to see what the author comes up with next.