I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is published on October 23, 2018.
This is about David Sullinger who is on trial for murdering his wife. He admits that he put a pick-axe in her head but he claims that it was in self defense as he was a battered spouse. His two children testify at the trial each claiming a totally different story; his daughter supports her father and agrees that her mother abused her father whereas her brother states that his father was not a battered spouse and his mother was not the person he makes her out to be.
Each chapter is seen from a different character’s point of view. For example, we hear what each juror is thinking about the case, and each other; we hear what the Judge is thinking, the bailiff and the court reporter. We also hear the testimony of certain witnesses through recollection and sometimes having the court report read back certain testimony.
I very much enjoyed this book. I thought that the way the author approached telling this story was innovative and different. I had gotten away from reading legal thrillers/mysteries and I really enjoyed going back to this genre for this particular book.