Blind Defence Hardback
by John Fairfax
Part of the Benson and De Vere series
'An all-action court drama' Sunday Times on Summary JusticeShe was found hanging in a dingy London bedsit with a blood orange in her mouth.
Diane Heybridge, a young woman without a past or much of a future, has captured in death the compassion denied her in life.
For the prosecution, this seeming suicide is nothing more than a bungled killing and a disgusted public looks to Court 2 of the Old Bailey for justice.
Her callous, jilted partner Brent Stainsby stands accused of her murder and he's turned to the maverick legal team William Benson and Tess de Vere to defend him.
However, as the trial unfolds it soon becomes clear that there is far more to Diane Heybridge than meets the eye.
She wasn't the weak and downtrodden victim now being presented to the jury.
She was capable of a sophisticated form of vengeance.
By the same token, Brent Stainsby isn't who he seems to be either.
He's hiding a motive for murder unknown to the police and may well be playing a deadly game of poker with the judicial process.
What began as a simple trial rapidly turns into a complex search for the truth beyond the confines of the courtroom...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 05/04/2018
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408708750
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