Thomas’s father, Sir Peter Robinson, the British minister of defense, refuses to believe his son. Instea ...more
Great illustration of Britain's trial system. His experience is really great here.
It had its moments and kept me reading to the bitter end. However, it was really disappointing.
My only criticisms would be that the reader (the author) wasn't necessarily the best choice. He's incredibly dry to listen to and there were times when the only thing that kept me listening was to find out how it ended. I'm also not a fan of swearing, there's really no need to use certain words and it could easily have gone withou ...more
it did not surprised me at all..obviously the murderer had been told at the cover of the book.
i expect that the different murderer will show up at the end but...it's not
it's the same one that had been in the court from the beginning of the book.
the plot was not surprising seriously, nothing that will make your mind curious or mind blow as every criminal novel should be.
it was just a boring scene at court and the prosecutor asking the same question of the same ...more
There are different timelines in this novel - the happier times, the time of the murder and then the court case. It took a while to get used to jumping around, there didn't seem to be much of a pattern or reason to why the time jumps were made. As if the author wrote e ...more
You know from the beginning who seems to be the villain, since she's on trial. And it looks as if she did it, but it also looks as if she may get acquitted. So, the whole time I was reading this, I kept asking, "Is ...more
One summer night, two men break into an isolated manor house and kill Lady Anne Robinson. Her teenage son, Thomas, convinces the police that Greta Grahame, his father’s beautiful personal assistant, sent the killers, but Thomas is known for his overactive imagination, and he has reasons to lie. Thomas’s father, Sir Peter Robinson, the British minister of defense, refuses to believe his son. Instead, he marries Greta and is prepared to testify for the defense at her trial. He will be the final w
It really is a well told tale narrated by the author. My only complaint would be that the narration seemed a bit flat and lifeless.
The author is JRR Tolkien's grandson, and if you take some time to find out about the family background you can see where this story came from. He is a barrister in London and has written more than one book.